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Old Joe's Kaia

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Visiting old Joe's Kaia (Schoemanskloof) was unbelievable. From the spur of the moment booking (to be at Mbombela Springbok/Wales weekend), to leaving on Sunday was an experience of note. The gracious hosts "made" space for us, accommodated us for dinner on short notice and made the stay overnight very enjoyable. The dinner was 5star - hosting, presentation and taste!! Special...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We loved that we could make you so happy on such short notice! The River Walk is gorgeous and one of the many reasons to return. We look forward to hosting and delighting you again. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Henley on Klip, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I can only echo the previous reviews about how great Old Joe's Kaia is. The warmth of our hosts and the quality of our dining experiences will long be remembered and has set the bar for future places that we will visit. One thing is for sure that by staying only a single night wont do it for you, it...

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your Anniversary with us and taking the time to write your stunning review. It is always wonderful to hear that the lives of our guests were touched on meaningful ways by being here. We hope to see you here again soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 3 June 2014

A little piece of heaven on earth! Consistency to Excellence-whether you visit for a day, a week-end or for a Conference-is second nature to Paul and Marian. The rooms are beautiful with attention to detail that surprises you; the food is equivalent to the best you will find in any 5* restaurant any where in the world!!; the staff is...

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

Thank you Lydia for your stunning review of Old Joe's Kaia. We loved hosting you here and so look forward to your return and spoiling you some more! Warmest Wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Reviewed 31 May 2014

It really a wonderful, tranquil and serene environment. Great service and staff are very friendly. You immediately feel at home and its is just so relaxing. They have amazing food and a wine list to die for.

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

Thank you Liezl for your fabulous review! Our wine list is ever changing and expanding as we discover more delights our South African vineyards offer. We would love to host you again and share this with you! Warmest Wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We are going through a terrible time in our lives, our daughter, who resides in Sabie has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer stage 4. At this moment my wife is at her bedside 24/7. We took a break by spending 3 nights at Old Joe's Kaia and were surprised by the tender care and compassion shared by the owners...

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

Thank you for allowing the peace and tranquility of Old Joe's Kaia to ease your pain in such a hard time. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Please return anytime as we are sure our tranquil surrounds will assist you to let go deeper. Warmest Wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed here on our way to Kruger Park & on our return. What an oasis, and pleasant experience - we hope to return. It is so reasonably priced, and the food excellent. The four course evening meals are a must, with drinks in one of the many lounges before and after dinner. The owners are excellent hosts. Thank you...

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

Thank you for your lovely review! We so look forward to hosting you again in our exquisite oasis. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Old Joe's was a super escape from Johannesburg and the whole weekend experience surprised me from beginning to end. Ordinarily, I would always find something to complain about but I really cannot complain about Old Joe's without appearing petty. The most memorable element of the experience was the food. Not overly fancy with pretentious sorbet courses and other obnoxious trickery;...

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

Thank you Adam for loving it all here at Old Joe's Kaia! We are thrilled that there was nothing that seemed to irk you and so look forward to hosting you and your partner again soon. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We only spent one night here (in January, not June, 2013) but it was such a rich experience - having a wonderful 3 course home cooked meal of fish and veg in the evening, sleeping in a simple comfortable hut, getting up early to walk around the gardens including a maze of flowers, having a refreshing swim in the outdoor...

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

Thank you Anna for taking the time to write about your January visit with us! We are delighted that you loved it so much - and would love to host you here again one day. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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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: €91 - €191 (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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