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Oude Werf Hotel

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7/10

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Highlights

- Historic hotel in picturesque Stellenbosch
- Heart of the Cape Winelands
- Tranquil gardens and pool
- Gourmet restaurant

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Overview

Oude Werf Hotel is an elegant, historic property in the picturesque Winelands town of Stellenbosch, in South Africa’s Western Cape. Dating back to 1802, this landmark hotel is thought to be South Africa’s oldest, and sits in a leafy central location on Stellenbosch’s prestigious Church Street surrounded by fine art museums, restaurants, galleries, and artisan boutiques. The town is renowned for its art and cultural events, and boasts beautiful Cape Dutch, Victorian, and Georgian inspired architecture alongside its renowned eateries and vineyards. With 58 delightful rooms, a swimming pool, tranquil gardens, and a restaurant, this hotel will appeal to travellers seeking a peaceful and very pretty base from which to explore the glorious Cape Winelands.

Communal areas at the hotel include an elegant coffee lounge and a dining room with an open fireplace where buffet breakfasts are served along with informal café style lunches, afternoon teas, and gourmet evening meals. There’s a tranquil leafy courtyard and gardens along with an inviting outdoor swimming pool. In-room spa treatments and massages are available, for which advance booking is required. Secure parking is also available at the property on request.

The accommodation comprises 58 tastefully appointed rooms, ranging in size from the compact ‘superior’ to more expansive ‘deluxe’ and ‘luxury’ units. All rooms are designed with a stylishly eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary decor and come with a double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower and pretty views of either the courtyard, garden and pool, or the historic architecture of Church Street. A few rooms boast a private patio or balcony, some rooms have a separate bath and shower, and several feature a walk-in dressing room. All units have air conditioning, satellite TV, hot drinks facilities, a minibar, and Wi-Fi.

Children are welcome, and a number of interconnecting rooms are available for families. A babysitting service can also be arranged on request.

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  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa,
    We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
    We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
    Best wishes, Ed & Jane

    MissingRoy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023

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