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Frankfurt
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This place has one (big) disadvantage - the noise. Earplugs are provided by the management (you do not have to ask for them). All the other comments about the good atmosphere, the food etc. are certainly justified, but amongst the dozen or so cabins some are within less than 100m of the very busy road. If you do not mind...

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

Thank you for your honest review! Unfortunately the road noise is the one aspect of our guesthouse that we have no control over, EXCEPT to supply good quality earplugs. Regards, Paul and Marian

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I are irregular regulars at Old Joe's, having stayed five times since 2007, the most recent being October 2013. The setting is lovely, the rooms are charming and comfortable, the food is fantastic, the wine selection is superb (and reasonably priced), and the service is great. But Marian and Paul make Old Joe's the very special place...

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

What a pleasure it always is to host you, Larry & Diane - we are so excited when we know you are coming! Thank you so much for your discerning and complementary review - we look forward to your return! Regards, Paul and Marian

Smyrna, Georgia
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed at Old Joe's in Sept 2013 and had an incredible time! The setting is breathtaking and the staff were fantastic. The very tranquil property is inviting and relaxing. The grounds, rooms, and the main lodge were tastefully decorated and help create an enchanting atmosphere. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and the owners, Marian & Paul, went...

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

Thank you SO SO much for this amazing review, Amy and Damian - we are endlessly grateful when guests experience our offering in such an appreciative way. May we see you someday soon again! Regards, Paul and Marian

Somerset
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were lucky enough to stay for 2 nights at Old Joe's on our way to and from the Kruger. What a fantastic place to unwind after the stress of Jo'burg or the early mornings of game viewing! Our hosts, Marian and Paul, could not have been more helpful and welcoming but were careful not to be intrusive which we...

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

Thank you so much for your beautiful review, Sandra - we truly appreciate your effort and time in putting everything into so many descriptive words! Kind regards, Paul and Marian

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed at Old Joe's as an overnight stop on the way to the Krueger. Old Joe's is in a great location, has nice accommodation, provides you with very good meals and is a great spot for bird watching, even in early spring, when we visited. But what set this place apart from almost any other place I visited were...

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

Dear Gort - it was also such a pleasure hosting you and Louise here - thank you for choosing Old Joe's Kaia. Thank you also for your very objective and discrete review. We hope to see you again on your next trip to SA :) Kind regards Paul and Marian

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We recently had the pleasure of spending three nights, four days at OLD JOE's KAIA on the road to Nelspruit. My husband attended a MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE offered by the hotel and John Fox of DPC photography college at a very reasonable rate and including all meals and accommodation. The professionalism of the course was excellent and my husband learnt...

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

Thank you so much for this extensive review - the time and effort you put into it is certainly noted. It was truly great to host you here and realising that all the small details are noted is most encouraging - THANK YOU! Regards, Paul and Marian

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We attended a macro photography weekend hosted by Old Joe's Kaia. Except for the Photographer, John Fox, presenting the course being excellent, the venue was fabulous. Old Joe's gardens and natural vegetation, the river etc. is a photographers heaven. We never came up short with subject matter. The staff at Old Joe's Kaia was very friendly and attentive and went...

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

Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We truly so enjoyed hosting you here. Kind regards, Paul and Marian

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We have just spent a wonderful weekend at Old Joe's Kaia. Marian and Paul and all the staff made us most welcome! We were given a pretty room with a balcony , where we could watch beautiful birds , including the Nerina Trogan and Oriole . If you need to know anything about birds , Appreciate is absolutely amazing with...

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

Dear James and Margie, once again it was so great to have you here. You are always appreciative and always so becoming part of our offering - THANK YOU! Regards, Paul and Marian

Reviewed 1 September 2013

After a long day on the road Old Joe's is a great place to stop, rest and reload! We particularly like the Kaia's as the rooms are quite and homely! The food is always an absolute must and don't skip dinner as this is one of the highlights of a trip to Joe's! We will definitely be back and recommend...

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

Thank you so much for your great review, Leane - we look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Paul and Marian

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2013

My wife and I are lucky enough to spend several weeks each year in South Africa and we travel quite extensively yet we have never been as impressed as we were by Old Joe's. Our log cabin and view were a real and expected pleasure but it was the aura of sanctuary and seclusion which really captivated us and this...

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

Dear Keith - it was quite moving for both of us, reading your review. Thank you so much for understanding our offering so well. It was a pleasure having you and Jenny here with us for two nights! Kind regards, Paul and Marian

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