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Stonehaven on Vaal Restaurant

Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
+27 16 982 2951
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“the river” (38 reviews)
“boat cruise” (10 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst hamburger patty I've had in my life it was like rubber sent back and got the same back identical terrible never again next time something different 🙏

Thank koukouzellis
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stonhaven is really a good venue if you want to relax in a great environment on the banks of the Vaal River. The service is awesome, even on the `Spirit of Jen` cruise, The food was well prepared and the meat dishes excellent. The cruise...More

Thank 886andrew
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Everything ran smoothly and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Food was great and the boat was set up exactly as we asked for it to be. All the guests were impressed with the facilities and the food and service. Thank you for stocking...More

Thank Landie & Myburg... F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Most enjoyable, relaxing, unhurried. Good menu, staff pleasant need a touch of fine tuning though. Food well prepared and good value. Fabulous setting inside and out. Not overly busy during the week a good time to escape for an early lunch. Well run

Thank 508jeffreyi
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is just a lovely venue with professional friendly staff, great eats and an awesome scenic view and if you get "held" over they offer great accommodation on site :-)

Thank DeonTerBlanche
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Been to Stonehaven often for lunch in the main restaurant and it's always been great! Unfortunately this time it failed to deliver. Firstly our waiter was either new or he didn't really care what kind of service he was offering. Every time we wanted something...More

Thank BigBert10
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon cruise with a buffet lunch. Although the weather was really "iffi" and chilly, the spirit of Jen was well suited and the temperature inside well controlled to ensure an enjoyable cruise. Superb food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere contributed...More

Thank abcdef493
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a very nice place to go and eat, cause there is entertainment for every body big and small and their food is excellent, it is also a very big area you can be seated inside or on the terrace and with large play...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had my little girl's first birthday party at Stonehaven. Wendy dealt with the arrangements. We used the Pool Terrace and is was so lovely decorated! Everything was perfect! From the delicious food to the lovely waiter and lady that assisted with the food etc. Such...More

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Mpho L
28 January 2017|
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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