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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“the river” (42 reviews)
“boat cruise” (13 reviews)
“stone haven” (5 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 1 week ago

Food is excellent and great value for money. Friday evening happy hour will always have me coming back for more. Live entertainment and a warm fireplace in the winter months makes this the place to be. For family outings or a romantic dinner date.

Thank Ambassador66189
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have a pleasant experience. We sat for over 30min with no service or assistance. The waiters totally ignore you when you ask for help. I'm never coming back to this place.

1  Thank ladyz834
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to just have a drink. Good atmosfeer. Good staff. Nice to go with the family on sunday. And you can go on boat rides and sundowners.

Thank Charl C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Stonehaven is a very relaxing get away for either the family or just a romantic get away. Prices are quite reasonable and very relaxed environment. We stayed at the Tsogo Sun Hotel next door and the boat trips were R250 per person. Stonehaven was actually...More

1  Thank preggyn2018
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious and excellent variety in their menu, we were there for breakfast which was very yummy! Nice place to relax & enjoy an outing & good weather; kids can also have fun as they have outside entertainment & jumping castles.

Thank Tica1956
Reviewed 27 July 2018

we had dinner (buffet) and what a stunning set up and spread. food was wonderful and the service was great. will deff be back.

Thank FourStarOrMore
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers a great venue, beautiful gardens and friendly staff. The food portions are huge but honestly not the best quality. Just a bit of attention to detail and this venue will be top notch.

1  Thank Celestepodde
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Ample seating, good food, service the only let down - a bit slow. Fantastic setting on the Vaal river. They also offer boat rides, we didn't go. Lovely garden with rolling lawns that have loads of shaded dinning tables.

Thank KahunasR
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Though we did not engaged with waiters that much, the one that was assigned to assist was very attentive, friendly and down to earth, everything was on point well organized can't complain.

Thank Mphoza R
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for four. They are pretty busy for a Wednesday. The prices on the menu is very reasonable. Upon arrival we were told about the specials. The specials are very reasonable priced and it is a bargain compaired to normal prices. The food...More

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