Definition of werf in English:

werf

noun

South african
  • A farm homestead and farmyard.

    • ‘The project consists of three major components: a wine and olive estate of some 80 hectares, with 19 residential werfs of one acre each, enjoying the Cape Winelands farm ambience; a culture and ecotourism commercial node and art village is being established on some 15 hectares; an urban residential development of 14 plots sits on the banks of the La Cotte stream.’

Origin

From archaic and dialect Dutch, literally raised ground on which a house is built.

Pronunciation:

werf

/vɛrf/