Established in 1802, d’Ouwe Werf Hotel is South Africa’s oldest and most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and fine dining for centuries. Our guests enjoy the wonders of the Cape Winelands from the repose of our luxurious accommodation, situated in the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch, only 45km from Cape Town, 20km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains. Stellenbosch is famous as the premier wine region of South Africa.

Located on tranquil Church Street, d’Ouwe Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your explorations of Stellenbosch.

The inn consists of 32 in suite bedrooms, which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities, and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one.

The “1802 Restaurant” is renowned for its traditional and international cuisine and boasts a wine list that will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseur. On sunny days, sit outside in the vine-covered coffee garden, and enjoy a slice of cheesecake which would be the best you have ever tasted.

Guests can sit back and sip sundowners in the tranquillity of a lovely verdant garden, while others bask in the sun on the wooden deck. Enjoy a dip in the heated swimming pool. And for all those who feel a bit more energetic, there are signature golf courses in close proximity to the town, guided historical village walks, wine tours and a variety of other activities that could be arranged from the hotel. A myriad shops, museums, art galleries and beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture are within easy walking distance of the hotel.