Many folks refer to Old Joe's as a great halfway stop between here and there. We think it is a destination worthy of a visit in its own right. We have enjoyed three weekend stays there and plan more. When you arrive the welcome is always such that it feels Marian, Vikki and Paul have been waiting just for you - and their service, friendliness and hospitality endures your whole stay. The gardens in which the lodge is located are so beautiful and our time on the wooden deck above the gardens, bird watching, dining intimately or just sitting chatting was wonderfully relaxing. Meals are just exquisite. You need to taste them - culinary treat of note. 'Nuff said.
We've always opted for the log cabins because of their great positioning in the lush "forest". They are more than comfortable, spotless and really cosy. We really enjoyed sitting on the small verandah watching the birds flit from branch to branch. (In fact this is where we had our first sighting of the elusive Narina Trogan).
What we like most about Old Joe's is the relaxed, warm "home from home" ambiance created by the hosts. The decor is wonderfully unique, warm and original and the gentle rhythm of classical guitar in the lounge is so relaxing.
Old Joe's is a must.
- 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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