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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
NITRO Flyboard and Watersports

Awesome friendly and helpful service from all the staff Barbara from SA Military helped us Great and friendly service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nick NITRO N
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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Roodepoort, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome friendly and helpful service from all the staff Barbara from SA Military helped us Great and friendly service!

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Thank Nick NITRO N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanx Stan, your service was excellent. Musselpot starter is a must followed up by a 500g T-bone. Great place to end the day off.

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Thank Vaughn T
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While having a great setup next to the river as well as a indoor dining area and bar, the beauty of the surroundings cannot make up for the very poor service and mediocre food. Not enough waiters to serve large impromptu guests. It is a great venue, however for functions and suspect this will be better organised

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Thank Louis V
Sasolburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a family friendly environment furry kids also welcomed and entertained. Big variety of entertainment. Worth every visit.

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Thank 680ae
South Africa
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stonehaven is situated next to the Vaalriver in Vanderbijlpark. Its dog and child friendly with big outdoor spaces. Food is average , service is slow, but the outdoor atmosphere makes up for it.

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Thank RoxySouthAfrica
Sasolburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I needed some face time during the busy Christmas season and we went for a meal here. The setting is perfect and relaxing, the food is good and the waiters are available when needed. There is nothing special about the food, but enjoying it in this very nice setting just makes the experience worth while. I can... More 

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Thank Boschenvaal
Kroonstad
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good Peaceful and beautiful view Food excellent Will visit often Everybody was friendly and helpful

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Thank B2305AWelainer
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely relaxing place to sit and have lunch on a Sunday. Swimming pool and playground for the kids to enjoy. Nice boat cruise down the Vaal river. Food good.

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Thank Ann C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very unorganized , slow service and VERY untidy. The place have been like this for quite some time now , and i think it needs much better maintenance in order to crate a more relaxing environment .

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Thank Awie C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to come here for lunch during our trip to the Vaal. The set up of the place is very cute, and creates a nice foresty atmosphere. The food was good and tasty, and the waiters were friendly. As we were a large crowd, it was difficult to get everything perfect, but I can see that they tried their... More 

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Thank Candice8686

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Restaurant Details

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 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bar, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?