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Oude Werf
Oude Werf
Oude Werf
Oude Werf
Oude Werf
Oude Werf
Oude Werf

Oude Werf: Our full report

Set on one of South Africa's oldest and best-preserved streets, in the middle of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf ...

... (formerly known as D' Ouwe Werf) is a national monument and said to be one of the oldest inns in South Africa, dating back to 1802 (though remains of a 1687 church lie under the restaurant). The hotel has a very established, solid feel and its cobbled courtyard leads to one of the Cape's best restaurants.

Our view

Oude Werf has the most convenient location for walking into town and exploring the little lanes of Stellenbosch, filled with art galleries, museums, historic sites, boutiques, jewellery stores and restaurants. It's a little gem, tucked away on the popular Church Street. It's a lovely option for staying somewhere other than a wine farm.

Lucy Copson

Lucy Copson

South Africa expert


Winelands, South Africa
Ideal length of stay
1-2 days
Accessible by

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
Drinks included


Attitude towards children
The Oude Werf welcomes families with children.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions at the the Oude Werf in South Africa.
Generally recommended for children
We recommend the Oude Werf for all ages. Due to balconies in some rooms on the upper floors we recommend that all families with children under the age of 6 book ground floor rooms or rooms without balconies.
Parents with small children must be aware that there are no fences around the swimming pools.

Health & safety

Dangerous animals
Fire safety
Log burning stoves: One room at the Oude Werf has a log burning stove. If you are allocated this room we advise guests to not use this as there is no carbon monoxide detector present.


Disabled access

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