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Stonehaven on Vaal

Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
+27 16 982 2951
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“the river” (42 reviews)
“boat cruise” (16 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vaal River, next to Baddrift Bridge, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, good food, friendly service. An all-round pleasant experience. Boat trips on the river by arrangement.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank EugeneS1254
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best family outing in the Vaal Triangle, relaxing atmosphere friendly waiters , best food , good prices and lots to keep kids busy while mommy and daddy enjoy a relaxing lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Excursion818670
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the boat cruise today. The service was not that great on the boat cruise though. The staff saw that majority of the people where on the deck and there was a shortage of chairs. I had to go to one of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explore31890443961
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It s a good place to go with either the children grand children and/or dogs! The doggy menu is good, even though my brat-cum-dog preferred the children’s fillet. The restaurant is a place to relaxand simply share good times!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank _ansies2
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Food is excellent and great value for money. Friday evening happy hour will always have me coming back for more. Live entertainment and a warm fireplace in the winter months makes this the place to be. For family outings or a romantic dinner date.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Sean007P
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I didn't have a pleasant experience. We sat for over 30min with no service or assistance. The waiters totally ignore you when you ask for help. I'm never coming back to this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank ladyz834
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Nice to just have a drink. Good atmosfeer. Good staff. Nice to go with the family on sunday. And you can go on boat rides and sundowners.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Charl C
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Stonehaven is a very relaxing get away for either the family or just a romantic get away. Prices are quite reasonable and very relaxed environment. We stayed at the Tsogo Sun Hotel next door and the boat trips were R250 per person. Stonehaven was actually...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank preggyn2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and excellent variety in their menu, we were there for breakfast which was very yummy! Nice place to relax & enjoy an outing & good weather; kids can also have fun as they have outside entertainment & jumping castles.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tica1956
Reviewed July 27, 2018

we had dinner (buffet) and what a stunning set up and spread. food was wonderful and the service was great. will deff be back.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Mpho L
January 28, 2017|
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The food prices are very reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids
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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