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Stonehaven on Vaal has a Level Two Broad based BEE status – view our certificate
Vaal Entertainment Facility and Venue: 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 Function.
4th SEDIBENG TOURISM AWARDS 2015 -VAAL REGION
: 4 certificates 2015v2The 2015 Sedibeng Tourism Awards were hosted by the Sedibeng District Municipality in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority at the Emerald Resort & Casino. The awards serve not only to recognise excellence in the tourism industry, but also to promote the region as the destination of choice for business, heritage and leisure tourism. Read more HERE
2nd LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS 2014 – Stonehaven on Vaal was presented with 1st Place at the prestigious Lilizela Award on Wednesday the 1st October 2014 at Monte Casino for “The best marine adventures in Gauteng” inviting guests to enjoy both adventure and relaxation activities on the Vaal River. Read more HERE
Breweries Award – Stonehaven was honoured to receive an award and the first place prize for the Best Barman & Best Barman within the Southern Gauteng, Free State and Northwest Provinces!
Birthday Celebrations on land or aboard our River Cruiser: Celebrate your 21st birthday party or let us host and organise a Kiddies Party for you at Stonehaven right on the banks of the Vaal River or aboard one of Stonehaven’s Cruisers for something really different. Read more here
Sunday Luncheon Cruise: Treat yourselves to a 2-hour sumptuous Sunday Breakfast or Luncheon Cruising Buffet aboard the Luxurious “Spirit of Jen”. Great for celebrating special occasions and treating those you love in your life to something really different! Read more HERE
Stork Parties and Kitchen Teas: Stonehaven adds lots of fun and laughter to these special celebrations with a great deal of attention spent on every detail. These charming occasions can either be hosted in the garden, rose garden, on the lawns, in a private venue, on the banks of the Vaal River or aboard one of the Cruisers. Read more HERE
Gauteng Year End Functions: If you want something different this year – Stonehaven can provide it! Theme parties, Sunset cruises, Cruising Dinner Dances are just a few of the many options Stonehaven can offer you. Stonehaven boasts over 40 different menus … from sushi to venison spits. Read more HERE
Weddings Venues: Stonehaven has several venue options as well as the opportunity of hosting your Wedding aboard one of Stonehaven’s luxurious Cruisers. Stonehaven boasts the largest and most luxurious Vaal Cruiser on the Vaal River called “The Spirit of Jen”. There is also a charming Garden Chapel and a perfect setting for magnificent wedding photographs. You could also have a dramatic arrival to your wedding, by arriving by Cruiser with a Scottish Piper leading. Read more HERE.
Corporate Team building: Stonehaven has a very good reputation for Corporate Team Building – team building which works well, is not “over-the-top”, appeals to everyone and is very well priced. The day can be made even more special by treating everyone to a luncheon cruise or a “chill-out” cruise after all the activities of the day. Packages can be tailored to suit different needs, from one-hour Team Building breaks within a formal Conference – to full day Team Building packages. Read more HERE
Accommodation: Stonehaven on Vaal offers you the Stonehaven Loft Room for those wanting a vibe and to be amidst the action, not for quietness! Read more HERE
Picnics at Stonehaven: Spoil someone special and let us take care of all the arrangements! Our Picnic Menu is beautifully presented in a large Traditional Picnic Basket placed on a country blanket laid on the lush green lawn right on the banks of the Vaal River or any other area you might like us to set-up. Choose and add a bottle of wine to your Picnic Basket for that extra touch! Read more here
Sushi making workshops at Stonehaven: For the Sushi Lovers! Learn how to make sushi and impress your friends with your new found skills! Follow our Chef as he leads you step-by-step and shows you how to make different types of sushi. Each participant is supplied with a Japanese sushi rolling mat and all the fresh ingredients needed to make the sushi then sit back and enjoy the meal you’ve made! Read more here
Birding on the Vaal at Stonehaven: Join us on a relaxing Birding Cruise on the Vaal River and up the Taaibosspruit on a private chartered cruiser. R332.65 per person includes the use of a luxurious cruiser for 3 hours, coffee, tea and tasty snacks. Read more HERE.
Successful Bird Count on the Vaal River: The eighth Water Bird count on the Vaal River on Saturday 30 January went off exceptionally well. 30 birders took part and included some members from the Parys Bird Club. We were also pleased to have Dr Hanneline Smit- Robinson the Conservation Manager at Birdlife SA and her husband Lance Robinson a member of the Birdlife Council with us. The four boats recorded a record number of 3 390 birds with many notable sightings within a period of 5 hours. Of special note was the recording of 6 African Fish Eagles on the 43kms of the river covered. The birds seen were made up of 47 different species. A master list of the birds can be downloaded HERE
Fishing on the Vaal River: Experience a 3 hour private fishing charter on the Vaal River aboard a luxury river cruiser complete with air conditioning, ladies & gents toilets, a fully stocked bar, tasty snacks and fishing gear with bait for the inexperienced first time angler. More info on Private Fishing Charters HERE
Our heartfelt thanks for the VOH Bikers Club for the honour of receiving their club banner!
SAMSA Certification -All Stonehaven cruisers are SAMSA certified.
Local Vaalies Take on the 2014 Cape to Rio Race – A few Vaalies got together over just the past few months and adventurously decided to take on the stormy seas of the Atlantic on the Cape to Rio Yacht Race. The race started on Saturday the 4th January 2014 aboard their vessel “Rocket/Save the Rhino”. They are hoping to sail their monohull vessel toRio in 21 days. No engines are permitted to be used in the race – it all has to be under sail. There were 36 vessels competing in the race and by the second day 10 vessels had already pulled out due to the extreme storms and weather conditions,never before experienced in the history of the race. There were swells of10 meter high waves and many of the vessels experienced critical damage. There were also a number of injuries aboard some of the vessels which tragically included a fatality aboard the Angolan vessel the Bille when the mast broke and hit one of the crew members.The Vaalies have also experienced their fair share of damage to their vessel, but have managed to do running repairs (repairs while still sailing)and are doing really well under the experience of Skipper Gerrie Boshoff,who has amassed over 60 000 nautical miles, which includes:- 9 Atlantic crossings, 1 Circumnavigation and 5 Cape to Rio’s and many others.
SAACI Membership Stonehaven is member of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)