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Stonehaven on Vaal

Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
016 982 2951
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Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: International, Bar, Pub, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We popped in to see - and ended up staying for hours even though they had a function on that was using most of the venue. Had lunch in the restaurant - food was delicious and very reasonably priced - friendly staff.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Food is good. Love to go on a Tuesday evening with friends. Excellent to visit Friday afternoons after work. Wine tasting during winter on Sundays in front of the fire place a relaxing experience! They make you feel special if you prebook for occasions like birthdays with the personalized welcoming notes. We visit often for different kind of occasions. Worth... More

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have eaten at Stonehaven several times, the food is very good, the portions are big. They have a wide range of food on the menu and also cater for children. Set on the banks of the Vaal river it is a very pleasent place to spend time relaxing having a quiet drink sat on the lawn or on the... More

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband took me out on a Tuesday evening and we had excellent food, tasty and the vegetables better than I can prepare them!!!!

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice restaurant to chill on weekends, the food is also good. There are nice boat trips you can do as well as other water sport. If you own a boat you can also stop and have a drink at Stonehaven.

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Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I like Stonehaven due to their excellent location - great view of the Vaal River and a good spot for a pub lunch or even dinner. In my opinion the service is usually quite acceptable to good. They have a good selection of beer on tap.

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Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Food and service at Stonehaven very good. There is lots of entertainment for the little ones. We go there once a month for the afternoon Cruise on the "spirit of the Jen" we love this!! It is so relaxing just to sit and enjoy the Vaal River. The main building is also something to see. We went there on a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I went to stonehaven on vaal on 8th December 13,i wanted to have lunch & went to the restaurant & was told to sit & a waiter would come to us.I took a seat & waited for a waiter, but no one came to us.I pressed the button twice & still no one came to us.One of the waiters was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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147 reviews 147 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We made our first trip to Stonehaven based on the recommendation of friends. It is in a stunning location, but is definitely focused on supporting large groups (corporate events, year-end functions, groups wanting to take river cruises, etc.). This must be their primary revenue stream. We enjoyed our lunch there, and the food was good, but nothing unusual. Our server... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We often drive out to Stonehaven on Vaal for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The food and the service is always very good. The River Pub has lots of character, with it's antiques and fireplaces, while the Garden Restaurant provides a unique outdoor dining experience right on the bank of the Vaal River. A day visit to Stonehaven... More

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