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Old Joe's Kaia

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3.0 of 5
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N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the past two years I have travelled along the N4 Toll Road nearly every month for 4 days and was delighted to have found Old Joe's Kaia after having 'tested' a number of other guest houses along the route and in Nelspruit. Old Joe's has become more than my home away from home. My home cannot compete with the... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

:) Thank YOU for finding a home away from home with us. We hope to see you soon for some much deserved time off! Maybe you could even indulge in one of our wellness treatments just to make sure ALL the work stress gets out of your system... See you soon! The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

cape town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit and we love the place. Guests are made to feel like friends and the setting is devine. Rooms are well appointed and the decor is quirky and quaint. Food is their speciality and both dinner and breakfast are yummy. It is a pity we never stay for more than one night en route from the... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Maybe you should stay a while longer next time. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

White River, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I adventurously joined this 2 days Happiness weekend not knowing what to expect. I have been many places, from bush-packers to 5* hotels, and this is the first time I have been fully satisfied with everything. The service, the food, the ambiance, the "Heaven" on earth feeling, the owners, the staff, the peace, easy access, you name it. For vegetarians,... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Hi Ilse Thank you for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed the vegetarian options. We look forward to seeing you again on Wednesday :) Kind regards The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family-held haven, combining attention to detail and simplicity. Very nice terrace overlooking the garden. The cooks do a great job at reinventing plates. Hidden in the garden there is a lybyrinth. Ask Marian to explain how it works. Ideal as first stop to rest after the flight from Europe.

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Hi Martina Thank you, the garden and the food is our pride and joy. We are glad you found some rest here after your flight. We hope to see you again in future. Kind regards The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Centurion, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place for a quick breakaway, not to pricy, for a weekend or even a midweek break.Good value for money. Dinner bed and breakfast rates. Not to far from Pretoria on the N4 in Schoeman's kloof. Log cabins,well equipped are great, and food and hospitality even better. Marian makes the best omelette in South Africa. Nice pool... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you Giel! We're glad you and your friends made use of all our facilities. In winter there's a lovely fire in the lounge to warm up cold fingers and toes, or cuddle up on the couch with one of the cats and enjoy a book from the library. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Old... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a return visit to Old Joe's, making use of the special offer they had on for February, and We are so glad we stayed the extra night. It was such a treat to get away from the city and enjoy the early Autumn rains, while partaking of the great food and hospitality I have come to expect from... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Hi Adam Thank you for the review! We loved having you here and we were sad to see you go.. I'm glad you found some time to relax and take in the peace this establishment and it's surroundings has to offer. See you soon I hope! Amelia More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 on a bike trip through Mpumalanga. We stayed at Old Joe's for the Saturday night. After a very hot day in bikers clothing the cool swimming pool and a few drinks revitalized us. The food is out of this world and the personal attention by the owners Paul and Mariaan makes you feel at... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Hi Gerrie On your next visit you could book a bird walk with Appreciate. He know where to find all the birds that make the lovely sounds. We were happy to accommodate your group and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Joe's Kaia is a wonderful place, in a wonderful location. The scenery is beautiful, the rooms well-appointed, and the service is superb. Paul and Marian are fantastic and gracious hosts. The food is food completely out of this world: I haven't eaten so well in a very long time. Extremely highly recommended.

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Thank you for your super review Michael. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Amelia More 

Midrand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband I I spent three nights at Old Joe's Kaia for Valentines. This was my second stay at Old Joe's, and I am happy to say that it was even better this time around than when I was there in October. I found everything to be exactly right. No detail is missed in the appointments of the rooms. We... More 

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you Angela We are pleased you enjoyed your romantic weekend getaway with us and had a chance to unwind in nature. Let us know when you publish so that we can put a copy in the library, maybe you could even sign one for us.. Thank you for the lovely photos! Warm regards Amelia More 

Nottingham Road, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a fantastic 3 nights at Old Joes. Food was very good, tasty with lots of different flavours. Paul and Marian were hands on hosts/owners. Service was brilliant. Hiccups by Eskom did not worry them. A recommended trip to Kaap Se Hoop was well worth it. We hope to be back soon.

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KaiaOfJoe, Front Office Manager at Old Joe's Kaia, responded to this review

Thank you for making use of the special we had in February. We love lighting the candles when Eskom decides we don't need power as it just adds to the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

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