We stayed for one night at the Old Joe's Kaia on our way from Kruger NP to St. Lucia. The lodge was easy to find and Paul gave us a warm welcome. Though the lodge is near the street it seems like a little secret refuge, build on a hillside you go down to the reception in the nice and warm main house. Rooms are nicely situated and decorated wooden houses, each has an own path through the little rainforest and has a huge window facing downhill. Within the room was a large canopy bed, useful information about the local attractions, tea and coffee making facilities (including REAL coffee) and a large bathroom with bathtub. Due to the street nearby one can hear engine noise during the night (not very loud), the provided earplugs are good for people who wake up easily (we didn't have a problem, though).
The wonderful secenery one can enjoy sitting in one's own room looking out the large panaorma window or sitting on the little private porch, and in addition, one can walk through the rainforest paths and visit the little labyrinth - passing the lodge's vegetable garden. The maze is a funny idea though it still might need to grow a bit.
The main house offers a large homely living room with many books and games and a large porch/balcony overlooking the wonderful landscape.
We enjoyed a wonderful candle light dinner (4 course), definitely the best dinner we had throughout our entire trip in South africa - including special wishes.
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Joe's Kaia and would definitely come back.
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- 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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