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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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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful scenery and experience, the food we had was finger lunch and was divine. The ride start at the Stonehaven which is also a very beautiful place, we were there to celebrate Bridal Shower. It was a day well spent.

Thank Daphny L
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can never get used to how beautiful this place is. SituaTed right next to the Vaal River. Its so serene. I love it. It was raining that's why we had those garden umbrellas/ canopies.

1 Thank Lee M
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each and every visit to Stonehaven is a real treat. Excellent service and much more than you have bargained for. Happy hours on Friday afternoons, Pensioners discount on Mondays and cheap but tasty carvery on Tuesdays.

Thank 271marietjies
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff and venue. Very accommodating to our group and the food was outstanding! Kids were kept busy on the grounds.

Thank Bridget H
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The venue still kept their original design, old school vibe. Had a nice lunch by the dam, food is good.

Thank Tommy L
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Last Friday (10 March 2017) we celebrated a family lunch at Stonehaven on Vaal. A personalised 'welcoming card' was on the table awaiting our arrival. The waiter was attentive and very helpful. Our meal was excellent. It was a warm and most memorable occasion. Thank you to the staff of Stonehaven for making us feel so welcomed and special.

Thank barbetsof52
South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a superb visit to Stonehaven on Vaal for our annual "Panty and Toothbrush" weekend outing to the Vaal! From the welcome signs, colour schemes, staff on board the sunset cruise and even the smallest little detail (menus & welcome letters with our club logo on our dinner table). This made every member feel so special and welcome. The sunset... More 

Thank hj0rdaan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We popped in for a quick bite and a drink. Service was very slow and the waiter mixed up our order completely. We waited more than an hour for the food. Food was great though!

Thank Marna N
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are planning the party that will have everyone talking, Stonehaven and the "Sprit of Jen" comes highly recomended. The venue was made up beautifully and the food and staff - excellent. We had a blast. Watched the sun set on the upper deck whilst enyoing a drink. The rest of the night we celebrated in style!! I can... More 

Thank 77vs
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We spend a delightful afternoon on the terrace next to the rivers edge at this restaurant. Service was excellent given the number of guests. The quality of the food was great and it was tasty. The location is superb and one can enjoy a good quality meal outdoors close to nature. The supervisor was very helpfull to find our group(6... More 

1 Thank Franzdorette

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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