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Stonehaven on Vaal

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Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
+27 16 982 2951
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Stonehaven is owned by the Cloete-Anderson Family and is the Vaal River’s...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful restaurant & Resort

The restaurant is situated on the Stonehaven Resort, about 85kms/54miles from Johannesburg The restaurant itself is enormous with inside and outside seating. The food is wonderful and service great. Each month they have different specials, including wine tastings and drink specials.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Clive V
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The restaurant is situated on the Stonehaven Resort, about 85kms/54miles from Johannesburg The restaurant itself is enormous with inside and outside seating. The food is wonderful and service great. Each month they have different specials, including wine tastings and drink specials.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food is really always good. But what really gets to me is that we never ever have had good service. You have to flag down your waiter, wait for drinks for 30 minutes. I am sorry, but this is not what i want to pay for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stonehaven offers a nice outing for the family. There are facilities for children of all ages to be entertained. It has a nice river front to just sit and relax. The breakfast we had was very well prepared and delicious! Service on the terrace is not for the impatient, as it does take a bit of time to get oredrs,... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great pub that made for a wonderful break from an otherwise normal working week. We didn't try and do anything other that have a drink at the bar but it looks like there are loads of water / leisure related activities available there for families / visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stonehaven caters for small family outings or large special occasions. They have facilities for the little ones and also encourage families to bring along their four legged friends (they even have a Doggie menu). There are also opportunities to take various boat cruises from their jetties, really nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Knowing that we were visiting SA again I looked a few places up to take my dad to. We arrived here and the view is stunning over the Vaal river. You can sit inside the restaurant or outside near the river. I loved every minute of our visit and enjoyed the variety of good food on offer. A lovely afternoon... More 

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Just another example of a place that becomes complacent once they have the clientele.maybe it was just because it was a 'slow' evening (Thursday) or maybe they changed chefs, but for sure the standard, quality and quantity of their meals have gone down. A very disappointing experience. Oh, ad by the way, if ANYBODy else who goes there have ether... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We booked the Mothers day lunch and since there are so few options for a special event in the Vaal, we opted for Stonehaven. I guess I cannot complain about the food as everything was well prepared and tasteful. Was it special? Apart from the view over the river, no. Would I go again? By choice ... no. Why? I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Decided to surprise the parents and have a family reunion at Stonehaven. Booked for lunch and a 4pm cruise. The lunch was delicious; very appetising and was well worth the trip! Waitresses were probably overwhelmed on the day; it took forever to get to order drinks, and another long while for the drinks to be delivered to us! The environment... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We brought family from Argentina to experience the Vaal River. We bought tickets for the 3:30 cruise. The boat was overbooked. When we got on we had to ask for extra chairs for the 2 elderly ladies who were not comfortable going yp to the top deck. We were told there were none. 2 minutes later they magically appeared. There... More 

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Additional Information about Stonehaven on Vaal

Address: Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 16 982 2951
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Vanderbijlpark
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $3 to $10
Cuisine: Bar, International, Pub

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $3 to $10
  • Cuisine: Bar, International, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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