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Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
+27 16 982 2951
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started with the different dishes and the staff was friendly and we took the one bot cruise with my family they enjoyed it since it was also a surprise for them.

Thank goodnessn
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This could quite easily be the best restaurant in Vanderbijlpark. It's right on the river with great views of the river and lots of space on the beautiful lawn. Unfortunately the food is rather average. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank 1saintgp
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the outdoors seating with the river flowing by. It truly creates a very relaxing atmosphere, even the indoors seating is great. The food is excellent and very well priced. It can become very busy though and parking is a bit cramped.

Thank lucygF457WH
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit at Stonehaven was just awesome. Friendly service, delicious meals, everything was just perfect. It was more than we've expected!! Stonehaven made our anniversary something to remember for the rest of our life's. We started our day with a picnic. Then we went on a boat cruise. Then we've tried the wine tasting. We've end our day with a... More 

Thank RethaKruger
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In good weather it is great to spend time on the outside lawn as a family. You can also take a stroll along the Vaal river. Unfortunately the food is not of good quality.

Thank iPadHarold
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Stonehaven for a New Years get away and really wanted a view of the Vaal dam and a different ambience.The welcome was horrible , the chap who was leading us- by car- to our rooms seemed determined to lose us and it was late.He made no attempt to help us with out bags and was full... More 

Thank Liepollo Leboha... P
Springs Gauteng
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Stonehaven on the 8 of July. Great food. Nice fire place to keep the place warm. Enjoyed the bunny chow. Friday between 16.00 an 18.00 happy hour . Will defnitly visit again.

Thank hannesswiegers
Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not even words to describe how awesome Stonehaven is. Their attention to detail, the décor, the cake (the most delicious cake ever made), the meals were above and beyond our expectations. The venue is beautiful, we were there a couple times for dinner, this was our first lunch. The gardens and activities were lovely. Our waitress, Jackie, was... More 

Thank Nirasha_Sewpersad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be patient when visiting there for lunch, go and relax because the atmosphere is generally very good, book before you go if you want to have a perfect table, food is excellent, had lunch outside, then did a boat cruise down the river which was fun, then had dinner inside and once agin the food was so good, they did... More 

Thank rene c
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good day!!! I would just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for an absolutely AMAZING DAY on saturday - you guys went out of your way to make my day incredible! From the food, to the staff, to the decor - WOW WOW WOW!!!!! We all had a great time!!! and will definitely be back!!! THANK YOU!

Thank Sabra V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Bar, International, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, 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
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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