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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“the river” (38 reviews)
“boat cruise” (10 reviews)
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Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did the boat cruise on vaal - absolutely stunning - I was surprised at how picturesque this cruise is. Very relaxing, food was good - drinks a bit on the pricey side. Would definitely do it again.

Thank M37L1n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our department chose Stonehaven on Vaal as our yearend function venue. It is a beautiful venue! Well maintained venue! Staff are very friendly! Boat was neat and clean! Food was DELICIOUS! It was a rainy day - but yet we all enjoyed it! From beginning...More

Thank Anri E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to have dinner with family. They make sure each and every person feel welcome at all times, staff are always very polite and friendly. The only place that actually make a nice magnum milkshake. The food is the best, always freshly...More

Thank Bela_E88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to sit in the sun, share a beer and people watch, the foods not bad either and they have a doggy menu and play area for kids.

Thank tedhands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for making the arrangements for Friday for Johans 50th birthday party. The food was superb and the cake came out perfect. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

3 course meal for R66. Not too bad for the price. Very filling. Won't be able to make it for less at home.

Thank Johann K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I had wonderful time for our 10 years anniversary at the restaurant, great atmosphere, perfect service and the food was delicious...

1  Thank lungelongwenya
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely environment which I would recommend but the calamari and hake combo was not good. Far too much oil and not able to eat- what a pity

Thank Andrewschweg
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We enjoyed a late afternoon meal with some drinks in a very relaxing environment. Got quite busy since the weather was great but service remained good.

Thank misfsnewco
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant on the banks of the vaal. It handles a lot of visitors every weekend, but they manage remarkably well. You can arrive by boat, but may have trouble finding a spot to tie up when it is busy. This is definitely a must-do...More

Thank Maeson M
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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