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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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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Being a vegetarian, I hardly get to try the whole menu, so what a treat that I could order everything for breakfast! The 3 meat eaters and I, asked for a platter with everything to taste! Oh my hat we couldn't even tell what our favourite dish was! They all were AMAZING!!! Beautiful setting, lovely owners & staff. My only...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to see the gorgeous natural labyrinth but got so much more. Outstanding vegan meals , excellent service and tranquil setting . Massages an extra option to book. Thank you Paul ,Marianne and staff. We will be back!

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

Thank you so much for coming to stay. We are thrilled you came to discover the Labyrinth and found a whole lot more to enjoy! We look forward to your return visit...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled past this landmark guest house for the past 35 years and finally decided to stay over for once. This place has a rustic, tranquil charm with its cluster of rondawels, some 60 years old, (also wooden cabins) in an indigenous forest near the Crocodile River. But it also has all the modern facilities you would require. What...

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

We're delighted that you decided to stop-off and discover, both Old Joe's Kaia and The Seedling tasty treats. We try to appeal to a wide variety of people and tastes and generally manage to get it right. We do however understand that not everybody will appreciate what we are creating but that is OK too. Thank you for spending the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tranquil retreat not too far from 'civilization'. The accommodation is basic but adequate and clean. The food, however, is a sensory experience that leaves one without any cravings. We had preconceived ideas about it being a vegan retreat, but were pleasantly surprised by the excellent food. The wine list also provided a wide selection of good wines....

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us Karin. We're glad we were able to successfully allay your fears regarding our vegan meal offerings and helped you to rest and relax a little before returning to civilisation. We hope to see you again soon.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to stay at Old Joe's several times over the years, and visited again for the first time in about 4 years recently. I was delighted to find it is as wonderful as ever, maybe even better if that's possible! Mariaan and Paul are superb hosts and they have created a special haven on the side...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. It fills us with joy and warms our hearts when we get such great feedback, this from 'meat eaters' to boot! May you keep coming back to us on you travels and bring all your friends with.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My sister & I stayed here as we participated in a weekend long cooking workshop, 'Vegan Kitchen Adventure' (which was incredible by the way!!). From the moment you walk down to the reception you can tell it is going to be a special place. And it is. The hospitality from all the staff is amazing - warm, friendly & helpful....

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

What a lovely review and we're so glad that you appreciated all of the little touches, details, nooks and crannies and that you enjoyed the Vegan Kitchen Adventure so much. It was great to meet you both and share ideas and chat about so many different subjects relating to a better, healthier, cruelty free world. We hope to see you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A dining experience that is so good, that it will render the fact that the food is all vegan, irrelevant. Well prepared and presented food, that is deliciously unique and mostly healthy. Felt very welcomed and hosted in a warm and supportive environment with attentive staff. The venue is comfortable and tranquil, with lots of lush greenery surrounding the log...

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

Thank you so much for your beautiful review on our Country haven! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Vegan food and really look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

You'll love it even if you are not Vegan! But if you are then you will be in paradise. We stayed for two days and one night, it felt like days and days there. Time slowed down due to the calm and revitalizing energy of nature, food and kindness all around. The forest is your garden, the birds are your...

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

Thank you for your amazing review on our country haven. We are so glad that you were able to relax and rejuvenate and that you enjoyed our vegan food. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Let me start of by saying I'm not a vegan, nor am I a hippy who lives in LaLaLand. Old Joe's Kaia is lovely, and oozes a tranquility..a calmness. What you see is what you get. It's not opulent. It's just real. That's what makes it so great. I was rather apprehensive about the food, as I truly enjoy my...

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

Dear Werner, It was great to eat and laugh with you. What a lovely and sincere review, and that from a 'non-vegan' too! We are delighted that we managed to allay your apprehension regarding the food and that we even surprised your taste buds! We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Best regards, The...

Reviewed 31 January 2017

But ........ You will find tranquility, peace and quiet here. The food was exceptionally good. It was so tasty. I never thought vegan cooking could be so satisfying. The rooms are rustic, clean and spacious. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Thank you Marian and Paul for who you are! I will most definitely...

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

Dear Su, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, the tranquillity, peace and quiet are just what we foster. Thank you for attending the cooking workshop, we hope you are inspired! We look forward to seeing you again and again.

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