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“Excellent stop while going or coming back from Kruger park”
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Old Joe's Kaia
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2 reviews
“Excellent stop while going or coming back from Kruger park”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

If you are driving to Kruger or coming back this is an excellent stop. If you don't have a specif reason to stop, find an excuse to stop anyway!!!!Excellent location, great hospitality (Marian and her family and team), perfect dishes ( the guest house provides also dinner which is a real experience either inside or on the terrace, as well as very good lunches).We decided to stay after Having visited Kruger to slow down one full day before coming back to Italy. Good decision. That can be only the result of an inspiring passion in guesting that Marian and her family have. Congrats!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

At Old Joe's you get the complete package - beautiful lush setting with amazing views, clean and uniquely decorated log cabins, AMAZING food, super friendly staff, quirky and different interior decorating and Marion and Paul are the best hosts ever!
Old Joe's was food for our souls, thank you, will never forget our time with you!
Heili Zimmeman

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We have spent a wonderfull holiday at this nice family run hotel. the location is pictorescue, close to a river. It is a paradise for birdwatchers, though me and my wife are not experts in SA birds, as we are from Moscow, Russia, we were very pleased to see Narina Trogon. SA bird lovers will appreciate this fact. The food is very good in Old Joe's Kaia. All meals ale set up stilishly and with greate taste. Mariana and Paul are wonderfull hosts. We felt really at home. I would strongly recomend to stay in this lovely place and definatelly we will return there one day.
Lev Mironov and Vicktoria Mironova
Moscow,
Russia

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

On Sat 21 July, 24 Harley Davidson fanatics set off from Johannesburg to spend the night at Old Joe's Kaia. What an amazing evening - superb food and incredible service in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Marian, Paul and Dale are fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The stunning breakfast on the veranda on Sunday morning just rounded off a memorable stay. After a great send off from our hosts, we returned to Johannesburg with great memories of a wonderful stop-over.
Thanks to all the staff at Old Joe's Kaia.
John & Gill Koller

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Solon, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We recently had the pleasure of spending a night at Old Joe's Kaia while traveling from Kruger National Park to Duban--and I only wished that I could have spent a few extra days there! What a delightful place--and certainly the most delicious food ever! I noticed that it seems to be a favorite place to stay for people escaping JBerg for a nice, peaceful weekend--a good sign because they keep coming back. I loved poking around the gardens--and was especially intrigued with the labyrinth that meandered its way through the grounds. This is a wonderful place to stay--what a treat!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I travel frequently, in SA and abroad, and stay in many different establishments in different environments. My environment of choice is country, but the experience is often diluted with a lack of attention to detail. OJK is definitely not like that. The hospitality is superb and the food that comes out of the kitchen is nothing short of sublime. There is a marvelous little pub which one tends to get stuck in after a certain hour if one is not careful and the owner/managers have invested loving attention to detail in everything. I love OJK, apart from the fact that it is nestled in beautiful country side. It's home from home for me. Actually, its a better home than my own. :)

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Old Joe's Kaia was the choice of some South African friends - we had a great time together, helped along by extremely kind hosts Marian and Paul. The accommodation is very comfortable, the decor gorgeous and the food delicious and beautifully presented. The scenery is to die for; birding wonderful and there are plenty of local sites to visit. What more could one ask for?

Sue F

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Property: Old Joe's Kaia
Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Schoemanskloof
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Joe's Kaia 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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