Stonehaven’s forte is the great attention to detail, so all of the river cruise prices include personalized printed full coloured menus and welcome sign’s, charming table settings with your choice of colour scheme and table centre-pieces. Unique Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions and Conferences can be hosted on board besides Private and Corporate Marine Dining.


Stonehaven runs a fleet of Vaal Boat River Cruises from the Stonehaven Harbour and proudly boasts SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Association) Certificates for all of their Vessels. Before you book a cruise on any inland waters in South Africa, make sure the Operator is able to show you SAMSA certificates. It is now compulsory for all Commercial Cruiser operators to have these safety certificates – if they do not, the safety of the vessel you are using is not assured and there will be no public liability cover on these vessels either. Let us know if you would like us to forward a copy of Stonehaven’s cruiser certificates to you.

“The Spirit of Jen” is the most luxurious Vaal Cruiser in Gauteng that takes 150 passengers seated (200 Cocktail). It is the largest, fastest and most extravagant Cruiser on the Vaal River. It has an enclosed bottom deck with large sliding windows, a fitted bar, 6 ladies/gents, Bose music/PA System, conference facilities and an open top deck with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi. The Captain will invite your VIP’s up to his private bar in the Captain’s Bridge for a complimentary sherry and relaxation on the antique leather lounge suite. This Cruiser is able to travel to the Barrage and back in only 3 hours, so you are able to view and experience all of the best magnificent homes down Millionaire’s Mile. It is a very interesting luxury River Cruise, as apposed to just river cruising past barren land.

Our rates are below, it is priced on a per person rate per hour: (please enquire about our Winter Rates)

R165.00 p/p for a 1-hour Cruise

R247.50 p/p for a 2 hour Cruise

R291.50 p/p for a 3-hour Cruise

Any additional hour over 3-hours is billed at R4125.00 per hour.(Minimum payment is for 40 passengers).

“The Royal Stonehaven” is an upmarket, classic Cruiser that takes up to 45 passengers. The enclosed bottom deck has large sliding windows, music/PA system, conference facilities, 3 ladies/gents, alongside mooring facilities, open top deck with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi.It is priced on a perperson rate.

Any additional hour over 3-hours is a set rate of R2365.00 (Minimum payment is for 15 passengers).

The three well-presented ladies and gents toilets. These are normal flush toilets (not chemical). They flush into a contained area in the hull. The contents there in are then pumped out on land into a normal waste system.

The top deck is open to maximize the birding and sunbathing features. There is a 6-person Jacuzzi and sun loungers on this deck. The Royal Stonehaven has alongside mooring facilities for speedboats & jet skis should you wish to ski or Jet Ski during your River Cruise.

The Vaal Cruise and cuisine offered is perfectly designed to impress overseas visiting business people, tourist and VIP’s.
Unique Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions are also a feature on board.
Conferences are offered too, with full audiovisual facilities including a proxima.
Corporate Marine Dining and personal celebrations are perfect to celebrate on The Royal Stonehaven.
Birding on the Vaal River is a treat with over 200 species of birds. The Royal Stonehaven’s top deck provides a perfect elevated vantage point to do some serious birding from

Our Rates are:

R148.50p/p for a 1-hour Cruise; R218.90p/p for a 2-hour Cruise and R269.50p/p for a 3-hour cruise.



This fun Speed Boat seats a maximum of 10 passengers and is R1375.00 per hour. The Bowrider includes water sport equipment such as a snake and tube… lots of fun. Fun with a picnic!