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“Wonderful food!”
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Old Joe's Kaia
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stayed two nights at Old Joe´s Kaia and we were impressed by the view and soundscape at the lovely balcony and by the tasteful indoor design of the main house. There are plenty of nice details to discover and we were especially inspired by the beautiful table mats. Thanks to Miriam´s tip we found those wonderful table mats in the "House of Fire" in Swaziland so that we were even able to take some back home! But most of all we enjoyed the great food: both breakfast and dinner were very well done and I´m looking forward to do this delicious date pudding for my friends!
Thank you Paul and Miriam! It was a pleasure!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you for your fabulous review! We are so glad you found the place-mats and have that lovely memory to share with friends and family, as well as the Date pudding. Please do let us know how it went with your meal? If you are ever in South Africa again we do hope you make your way here too.

Warmest wishes
The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

A regular over 6 years along with my motorcycle tour clientele I have to give OJ two thumbs up. Paul and Marian run a tight ship and ensure guests have the best possible experience, meals and ambiance are superb. The gardens are deserving of an extended walkabout. The recent refurbishments have also added to this wonderful spot in the Schoemanskloof Valley.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank JoeV131
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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you Joe, we so love hosting you and your guests each and every time you come here. You really are part of the family and we are always delighted to see you!

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The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

A gr8 weekend with wonderful friends in a beautiful setting at Old Joe's Kaia.Excellent hospitality,Marian and Paul you could not be better hosts and more accomodating,delicious food , excellent service and good staff.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Sharon T
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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you Sharon! We loved hosting you and hope you return with more friends next time.

Warmest wishes
The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Old Joes Kaia !!!!!!!!!!!! what a gem !!!!!!!!!!!! what a lovely stay we had there, the food and accommodation was outstanding and the owners were all hands on that makes a huge difference . Thank you Paul and Marrian we will be back

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bryanwol
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KaiaOfJoe, Owner at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Thank you for your review, Bryan - it was so good meeting you and Stephan and hosting you here and we hope to see you soon again!
Kind regards
Marian

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I was referred to old joe's by a friend. after spending a week in Zanzibar for our honeymoon we were not ready to go home yet (back to the northern cape) and instead spend 2 nights at old joe's kaia. what a lovely and pleasant stay. we had such a friendly welcome and felt at home immediately. we stayed in a log cabin and loved the fact that the bathroom had a shower and bath. apart from the picturesque setting, we loved their cats and little henry, not to mention the food. it truly was divine. thanks for a great stay. wholeheartedly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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KaiaOfJoe, Owner at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Hi Sure - it was so great to have you guys celebrate here at Old Joe's Kaia - thank you for being such great guests!
Kind regards Marian

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Old Joe's Kaia. Thanks to all reviews we decided we should stay for 2 nights and didn't regret any moment of it. We felt very welcome, loved how all rooms are decorated, very nicely done! And the food is indeed very good,

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you for contributing to our list of fabulous reviews! We are thrilled that your decision to stay 2 nights was a great one for you. We hope to host you here again soon.

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The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

This was my second visit to OJK. The food was excellent....extremely professional and served with a pride and genuine love of cooking. Breakfast was perfect and what a wonderful place to dine on the terrace!!!
Dinner menu was varied and of a high standard, fantastic to know it was all homegrown.......
The room was comfortable and quiet, an ideal relaxing place to enjoy a good night's sleep.
Thank you to all the staff for making it such a positive experience, especially to Marian and Paul for their excellent hospitality.
I loved seeing Joey the cat, fast, fast asleep in the reception area!!!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable and quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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KaiaOfJoe, Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you Chrissie for you delightful feedback! We would love to host and spoil you again. At the moment you will be sure to find Joey perched in front of the fire every night with our chilly temperatures....

Warmest wishes
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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: £74 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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