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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 30 January 2017

I've been wanting to stay at Old Joe's Kaia ever since I first heard the name in early 2002. The opportunity to do so only presented itself more recently in 2016 and now again in 2017 when I came to take part in one of the vegan cooking workshops offered by the owner. Old Joe's Kaia is one of the...

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

Dear Barbara, We're so glad that you have realised your long term goal of getting to our little corner of the world and that you enjoyed and appreciated all of the little nuances and touches that are there to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for attending the cooking workshops and we hope that you are inspired and...

Reviewed 30 January 2017

the vegan cooking course was amazing. a paradise where you would least expect it. the place to find peace and quiet and a personal touch. the rustic atmosphere is wonderful. every room and cabin is personalized.

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

Dear Ida, Thank you for the lovely review. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay and the cooking workshop. We look forward to hosting you again. Best regards, The Old Joe's Team

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed here for one night only with a vegan friend, My lady friend & I Not being vegan, we did not really know what to expect & were pleasantly surprised at the lovely food produced & as our visit coincided with a cooking course we were privileged to have many vegan cooks providing the fare, which whilst not all...

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

Dear David - thank you so much for your visit and being open to new experiences. We're glad that you enjoyed the grounds and appreciated peace and tranquillity, just what we promote and encourage! We hope you come back and visit again and thank you for the encouraging and sincere review. Kind regards, The Old Joe's Kaia Team.

Lydenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Well worth a visit again... And again! Thank you Marian for who you and your establishment are and what you all stand for. Even for those of us who are not vegetarian, the food will be a positive experience and being so close to nature I surely found the establishment to be peaceful. The rooms are neat, comfortable, very...

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

Dear Elize, Thank you for the lovely review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for attending the cooking workshop with enthusiasm and an open mind. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Having seen it on many occasions, we thought it would be interesting to stay overnight. The location and surrounds are wonderful. HOWEVER, it would have been nice if someone had told us that the food was only vegan, before we sat down to dinner. We booked in for dinner, bed and breakfast - and there was no mention of it....

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

It is most unusual for guests not to enjoy our meals, this includes non-vegans world-wide. We believe our offering is unique and a pleasant new experience for most people. Unfortunately our offer to prepare a different main-course and to do an early breakfast for your early departure were declined by you. At check-in you said that the room was ‘perfect’...

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