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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (37 reviews)
“boat cruise” (10 reviews)
“venue” (24 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stonehaven is a jewel in the Vaal crown. We enjoyed a great meal and it was coupled to good service and a very relaxed happy atmosphere.

Thank abcdef493
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Stonehaven is a beautiful place that offers a lot for the whole family If you want to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have lovely menus to choose from If you want to treat the kids, they have a playarea, entertainment,swimming pool,lovely garden If you...More

Thank amandalU4911UY
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stayed over at this unique venue. The room was nicely decorated and spacious. The light lunch menu was tasty, but main menu for dinner was average. We also had the full Sunday brunch which was fine, although a bit pricey @ R89 per person...More

Thank Elmar P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was a beautiful scenery and experience, the food we had was finger lunch and was divine. The ride start at the Stonehaven which is also a very beautiful place, we were there to celebrate Bridal Shower. It was a day well spent.

Thank Daphny L
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I can never get used to how beautiful this place is. SituaTed right next to the Vaal River. Its so serene. I love it. It was raining that's why we had those garden umbrellas/ canopies.

1  Thank Lee M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Each and every visit to Stonehaven is a real treat. Excellent service and much more than you have bargained for. Happy hours on Friday afternoons, Pensioners discount on Mondays and cheap but tasty carvery on Tuesdays.

Thank 271marietjies
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome staff and venue. Very accommodating to our group and the food was outstanding! Kids were kept busy on the grounds.

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The venue still kept their original design, old school vibe. Had a nice lunch by the dam, food is good.

Thank Tommy L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Last Friday (10 March 2017) we celebrated a family lunch at Stonehaven on Vaal. A personalised 'welcoming card' was on the table awaiting our arrival. The waiter was attentive and very helpful. Our meal was excellent. It was a warm and most memorable occasion. Thank...More

Thank barbetsof52
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a superb visit to Stonehaven on Vaal for our annual "Panty and Toothbrush" weekend outing to the Vaal! From the welcome signs, colour schemes, staff on board the sunset cruise and even the smallest little detail (menus & welcome letters with our club logo...More

Thank hj0rdaan
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Mpho L
Food Prices?
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
USD 3 - USD 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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