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Stonehaven on Vaal

Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
+27 16 982 2951
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“the river” (42 reviews)
“boat cruise” (15 reviews)
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07:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenery is just great and absolutely beautiful, it is a must see in autumn. However, never again. The trip was a disaster with Stonehaven management "overbooking" the trip to such an extent that we could not get to our chairs or table without requesting...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had an 80th birthday functio and it was amazing setting and excellent buffet braai menu food well done to all highly recommendable

Thank neelsde
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I would like to extent my sincere gratitude for all that Stonehaven has done for me for my Mothers day luncheon event, everything was just on point, the decor, the venue, wow and the food. Please pass my compliments to the chef, every thing was...More

Thank Keorapetse M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I booked a boat cruise for my little sisters 21st birthday and it was an amazing experience she had there with her friends. The service provided in the preparation was excellent with no hassles everything was prepared and confirmed via email and the delivery was...More

Thank Mantswaki S
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The staff at Stonehaven are warm & friendly. You feel love in the atmosphere. We had planned to have breakfast only, but we ended up spending the whole day enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Stonehaven coupled with good food & lovely service from the...More

Thank MrsMMP
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Tables on the lawn under tents over-looking the Vaal, relaxing atmosphere, you have options on Sunday's : 2 x course set menu with a braai or order from the extensive menu. take a relaxing 50 minute cruise on the river after lunch. Great Sunday afternoon...More

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I was I initially really excited and expected high standards from this establishment. It is rated 4 stars but this must be for the accommodation and not the food. We decided to go on the breakfast cruise so that we could have a good breakfast...More

Thank Jacques S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Went for my first tandem dive at Skydive on Vaal, then off to Stonehaven on Vaal for a relaxing afternoon lunch, loved the whole experience, would definitely do it again.

Thank veronicacI4860BZ
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The place is beautiful and inviting.Staff was very friendly and proffessional.The table set up was amazing.The atmosphere is so relaxed and great.

Thank smarciec
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great location and easily accessible. The river cruises gives a new dimension to a visit and is a must. Activities for the young ones and a overall relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for business and family outings.

Thank Ulti P
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Mpho L
28 January 2017|
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Response from Bennett B | Reviewed this property |
The food prices are very reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Vanderbijlpark
  • Phone Number: +27 16 982 2951
  • E-mail
Stonehaven is owned by the Cloete-Anderson Family and is the Vaal River’s social centre, a natural interface between locals and visitors. Here you will find the largest alfresco Garden Restaurant in South Africa. You will enjoy being greeted by the relaxed and charming ambience as you meander through Stonehaven’s cobbled pathways that lead you through the quaint herb garden, over 1000 rose bushes and the mature gardens and lawns that sweep down to the Vaal River. You have a variety of dining options at Stonehaven on Vaal. The Dining Terrace provides an attractive spot for summer meals overlooking the river as does the garden and lawns where you can enjoy dining under a gazebo. Dining around the swimming pool while your children enjoy a dip is also a perfect way of enjoying relaxed family dining. The Wine Cellar and River Pub have a friendly atmosphere which makes the conversation flow naturally and easily. You will enjoy experiencing winter in the sanctuary of Stonehaven’s cosy River Pub with its roaring and crackling fireplaces enhanced by Stonehaven’s many antiques and nautical ornaments and memorabilia. Stonehaven‘s fare is hearty in quantity and freshly prepared from local produce. Menus range from light pub meals to a more serious restaurant menu with a mix of classic and modern dishes. Homemade puddings are a particular treat at Stonehaven.Besides the 10 acres of beautifully tendered gardens, there is the busy Stonehaven Harbour with a selection of Cruisers to choose from for your sized function – from 2 to 200. Full onboard dining is catered for from breakfasts, brunches, braais, spits, smorgasbords, picnics, buffets, seafood extravaganzas and cocktail snacks. Stonehaven also hosts a regular Sunday Cruising Buffet every Sunday aboard one of the luxurious cruisers or floating restaurants - “The Spirit of Jen”.Stonehaven on Vaal hosts many different kinds of functions, such as 21st Birthday Parties, Stork Parties, Kitchen Teas, Engagements, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Children’s Parties, Corporate conferences, Corporate Team Building and Year End FunctionStonehaven on Vaal won several Sedibeng Tourism Awards. The awards cover all establishments in the greater Vaal area. Stonehaven took first place for the Outdoor and Leisure Category, which covers all aspects including River Cruises, Team Building and Leisure. Stonehaven was also voted one of the top 3 Conference Venues and one of the top 3 Restaurants in the whole of the Vaal area.
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