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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My review, while not very current, since I left RSA in 2012, I feel is relevant because I got to experience Old Joe's on many an occasion, and even after around 10 visits, I can remember not just one thing that was special about every trip, but the fact that every trip was special! Be it climbing the hills across...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We love guests who come back time and time again, making our Country House a home with favorite family. We do hope you return soon and get to experience all the growth here. The labyrinth for one is stunning with well established indigenous plants and a veggie house that feeds us all...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2014

What a great experience. My husband and I spent a night there after cycling near by. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a great place and regrettably had to leave the next day -we will definitely make a holiday out of it and go again for a couple of days. We stayed in a log cabin, tucked away in...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you Ronel for your glowing review! We are thrilled that your alone time was made extra special with us all spoiling you . And we so look forward to you making your return visit a bit of a holiday next time! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were lucky to be advised by friends to stay at Old Joe's Kaia, coming all the way from Port Elizabeth to attend a wedding in Schoemanskloof. We were booked into one of the wood cabins and immediately fell in love with the tranquil surroundings of nature, the high trees and absolute peace we experienced! Paul and Marian is by...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much Karen and Arno for your fabulous review. We love it that you were touched by the warm hospitality as well as our gorgeous log cabin and giant trees. We do hope life blows you this way again soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Pretoria South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2014

As soon as we've realised we need to break away from the city and all it's hustle and bustle, the first destination that came to mind was, (once again!), Old Joe's Kaia! We've had the opportunity to stay for 2 nights which felt more like a week of total relaxation! From our arrival, the welcoming to our room, the walk...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a glowing review about us and also for returning time and again to our tranquil Country House. We love hosting you each and every time! Log Cabin 5 is always ready when you are..... Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This was our second visit to Old Joe's and the warm welcome; attention to detail, peaceful nature setting with birdsong made me wonder why it took us 2 years before returning as Old Joe's is a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Jozi. The scrumptious food prepared by Marian and served by her and Paul with a fine...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you Mariette for returning to our little piece of heaven for the second time and taking the time to review it for us. We so love hosting you and hope your third visit is not too far away! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 May 2014

What was planned as a stay-over for a wedding that we attended in Schoemanskloof turned out to be the most relaxing, replenishing and total rejuvenation weekend we ever had. GREAT food (especially the "dadel poeding"), pleasant people and amazing setting made this possible. Thanks Paul and Marian for your kind refreshing hospitality as well as adding the special touches that...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that we were able to surprise you and surpass your expectations. Please come back soon - we promise to spoil you again! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Hernando, Florida
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Off the main road, BUT try and arrive in day light the turn into the drive comes up quick. Very eclectic furnishings and beautiful grounds. Try and spend a day relaxing there on a long journey. Food both breakfast and dinner quite nice, well presented and delicious. Staff (owners) could be a little more friendly...or maybe it was just we...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Country House. We are glad you loved it in the main, and value your honesty and understanding regarding your hosting experience. We hope and look forward to warmly welcoming you back one day! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stayed two nights at Old Joe´s Kaia and we were impressed by the view and soundscape at the lovely balcony and by the tasteful indoor design of the main house. There are plenty of nice details to discover and we were especially inspired by the beautiful table mats. Thanks to Miriam´s tip we found those wonderful table mats in...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review! We are so glad you found the place-mats and have that lovely memory to share with friends and family, as well as the Date pudding. Please do let us know how it went with your meal? If you are ever in South Africa again we do hope you make your way here too. Warmest...

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2014

A regular over 6 years along with my motorcycle tour clientele I have to give OJ two thumbs up. Paul and Marian run a tight ship and ensure guests have the best possible experience, meals and ambiance are superb. The gardens are deserving of an extended walkabout. The recent refurbishments have also added to this wonderful spot in the Schoemanskloof...

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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you Joe, we so love hosting you and your guests each and every time you come here. You really are part of the family and we are always delighted to see you! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2014

A gr8 weekend with wonderful friends in a beautiful setting at Old Joe's Kaia.Excellent hospitality,Marian and Paul you could not be better hosts and more accomodating,delicious food , excellent service and good staff.

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Thank you Sharon! We loved hosting you and hope you return with more friends next time. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
OLD JOE'S KAIA is a unique and small family owned and managed vegan guesthouse situated in the magnificent malaria-free Schoemanskloof Valley. This is a little oasis full of surprises. Expect fresh and unpolluted mountain air, fabulous scenery, prolific birdsong, and a wonderful relaxing, homely atmosphere. Known for its excellent vegan cuisine and fabulous wines, this is the perfect stopover en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, The Panorama or the Lowveld. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Joe's Kaia

Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
Price Range: ₹ 6,838 - ₹ 10,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Joe's Kaia 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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