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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
07:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The folks at Stonehaven executed the planned birthday really well - with welcome signs at the entrance. We had a few welcome drinks and then set off for a river cruise. The facilities at Stonehaven are really good. There were lots of people celebrating many different occasions, which added to the festivities. The cruise was really awesome. Jen is a... More 

Thank Brent B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you looking for a family orientated venue with fabulous and friendly waiters, this is a great spot to visit. Menu comprehensive and the lawn overlooking the Vaal river extremely peaceful. Service is slow due to waiters having to cover a large distance to the kitchen, but is completely overshadowed by the food, friendly staff and scenery.

Thank JacquesE89
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the banks of the Vaal River, sitting on comfy outside chairs on rolling green lawns. Atmosphere is relaxed and family friendly. Can even take along your four legged furkids to enjoy a meal especially prepared for them. Good food and kind attention to detail. Will be back there soon for a boat ride on the Vaal.

Thank Carey T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely experience at Stonehaven on Vaal on Valentines day. My wife and I were surprised to see the quality and detail that was prepared for our visit. Delicious meals and beautiful details on presenting our table. Will definitely go again!

Thank LouwrensLive
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love spending time with our friends and our children at Stonehaven Lovely grass area for kids and doggies to play and food is great ! Looking out onto the water ... just awesome place to relax

Thank Elizma R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great place to meet your friends! Lovely day specials, they have a awesome 2 hours happy hour!

Thank Gwen F
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience at Stonehaven depends on the day and time that you visit them. We've had great dinner experiences at their restaurant but going there on a weekend is a huge mistake. Too busy with too little waiters. Rather visit them during the week for a dinner

Thank HappyCampersZA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was very disappointing, had a dagwood with Cold bread and hardly toasted. Fish was average. And chips were not tasty and they were Old. It's a beautiful restaurant but wouldn't drive all this way for a lunch again. Oh and still waiting for our sauce we ask two separate people for.......

Thank StevieThinks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so worth it, it was a present from my sister to take the family out on a cruise. Could not have had a better birthday. The staff was friendly and the attention to detail was absolutely amazing. I loved my table ready for my family and I to spend a lovely afternoon at. Stone haven is so beautiful,... More 

Thank Jessica M
Halle (Saale), Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Poor service. Tasteless food. Expensiv, compared to other places in the Vaal. It always baffles me how the place can be empty, yet it takes forever to get service.

Thank jaclomat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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