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 Terraces provide 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 fleet of 4 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”.  Casual 50-minute cruises too on Saturday and Sundays too.

Stonehaven on Vaal hosts many different kinds of functions, such as 21st Birthday Parties, Stork Parties, Gender Reveal Parties, Kitchen Teas, Engagements, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Graduation Parties, Children’s Parties, Corporate conferences, Corporate Team Building, Year End Functions and 2020 Kick-Off Functions.



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!


The 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. Stonehaven was honoured to receive the following 4 prestigious awards:

1. Gold Award in the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events Category
2. Gold Award for Rosemary Anderson (Stonehaven MD) for Outstanding contribution by an individual to Local Tourism
3. Silver Award for the Restaurant/Eateries Category
4. Silver Award for the Outdoor/Adventure Category



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.This is the Second Year of the Lilizela Tourism Awards which is hosted by the Department of Tourism. Stonehaven on Vaal’s MD, Rosemary Cloete-Anderson accepted the award in Sandton, saying, “We are sincerely humbled to receive this prestigious Award – it has inspired us to strive even harder to provide a quality, fun and entertaining tourist experience. We are really so grateful – thank you”.


The prestigious and high profile Sedibeng Tourism Awards were held on the 18th April 2013 at the Lord’s Signature Hotel. There were 78 entrants this year which encompassed hospitality businesses within the greater Vaal Region from Loch Vaal all the way up to Heidelburg and the Vaal Dam.The event was graced by the MEC of Economic Development in Gauteng, Nkosiphendule Kolisile, the CEO of Gauteng Tourism, Ms. Dawn Robertson and the MC for the evening was Bongani Bingwa -well-known Carte Blanche presenter.

In the MEETINGS, EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS category, the winners were:-
• Stonehaven on Vaal (Gold)
• Riverside Sun Resort (Silver)
• Emerald Resort & Casino (Bronze)

In the LUXURY ACCOMMODATION category, the winners were:-
• Emerald Resort & Casino (Gold)
• Three Rivers Lodge and Villa (Silver)
• Riviera on Vaal Hotel (Bronze)

Stonehaven on Vaal also took first place (Gold) for the Adventure/Outdoor category and third place (Bronze) in the Restaurant category. Rosemary Cloete-Anderson, Stonehaven on Vaal’s MD, received the Gold Award for “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Local Tourism”.



Our heartfelt thanks for the VOH Bikers Club for the honour of receiving their club banner!