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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“the river” (41 reviews)
“boat cruise” (13 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place offering a diverse and relaxed experience to just have a drink next to the river or bar. Or to bring your family and enjoy a relaxing time next to or on the river with a cruise.

Thank Marius2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started the process with a lovely lady called Wendy, who assisted in every way possible. On the day we were greeted by the friendliest security guards, signs everywhere telling us where we needed to go for Sabrina bachelorette, great photo opportunities along the way. Once...More

Thank NikTav1988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place for any event. Beautifully decorated, the food is delicious and their portions are large. Outside and inside area lovely to hang out as well if you don't opt for the boat. Definately a must for anyone who hasn't done it

Thank Octavia V
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I had a family gathering at Stonehaven on Vaal, January 2018 and I couldn't have asked for better service, from my first interaction with the Front Office with Wendy up to the waiter on the day. Food was excellent, very tasty. The venue was made...More

1  Thank Sumadi T
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Service was AWESOME; staff were helpful, friendly & kind; food was great!; boat ride was the bestest!! Definitely recommended!! BIIIIIIG thank you to Magda!!

1  Thank Simone S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Good day Wendy I cannot thank you enough for a spectacular day. Thank you for making the effort. It truly was a special and awesome occasion. Much appreciation to you and your team. Your support is appreciated. Regards Marcia

Thank marcia m
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Green grass, good food and awesome atmosphere. You can even go on a boat cruze down the river or hire the entire boat for a function. Only negative is that when busy you wait for your food too long and sometimes by the time the...More

Thank 158max
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food was really great and serving food for 60+ individuals exceeded my expectations. With our short notice on the function the staff were friendly, patient and quick to respond. Staff were professional and friendly at the event and we had a great time. Great...More

Thank mcdmonique
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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