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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
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Old Joe's Kaia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Prieska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled 1200 km to get to Old Joe's Kaia for the Food Photography Workshop!!!! But it was worth it Accommodation is excellent and the garden is delightful. Marian's food is 5 star!!! The detail!! The interior shows her extraordinary ideas. Paul and Marian are excellent hosts. Great value for money!!!

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had a 2-day Food Photography Weekend at the tranquil Old Joe's Kaia. Paul & Marian, you are our favourite hosts. You make us feel so special and welcome. You've become like family to us! I have to mention the incredible cuisine and views at Old Joe's and there were no other place I would have presented a Food... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful place! We had been booked in by and with friends for Christmas Day and night and really wish we could have stayed for longer. Everywhere you looked there was something wonderful to catch the eye. The meals were absolutely delicious, and we were made to feel so welcome and special that we didn't miss being at home... More 

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

Dear Laura Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a delightful time with us. We do hope you make your way here again and can stay for longer next time! Have a wonderful 2015.... Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very lovely time. The hosts are so are wonderful. We were there for 3 days and enjoy the beautiful garden and nature surrounding our cabin, we did however thought we would enjoy some TV. I would also loved having a bath. Only showers. The shower's pressure wasn't strong enough so you had to hop around to get... More 

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

Thank you Natasha for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for letting us know what was great and also what didn't work so well for you during your stay with us. Unfortunately you got the only room we have that doesn't have a bath! What a pity we didn't know as would... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been my fourth time to Old Joe's. I keep on being amazed about the hosts, Marian and Paul's ability to make every experience so much greater and enjoyable. Apart from the fantastic room facilities, everything else is splendid. The incredible cuisine, great collection of wines, the professionalism of the staff, the high level of service and their ability... More 

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

Thank you for your rave review! We love it that you notice all the small touches at Old Joe's Kaia, and the passion with which we do things does not go unnoticed. Have a wonderful 2015 until we see you next - hopefully its soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Dullstroom, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to OJK, and this time even better than previous. We use it as a retreat at Christmas and it is an ideal home-away-from-home experience. Marian and Paul are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Marian's cooking is delightful and she clearly is a lover of good organic food sources, which suits us fine.... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing us to spend Christmas with. We just LOVE spoiling you an treating you to our fresh homemade cuisine. We would love the challenge of spoiling you even more this Christmas -but hopefully will see you before then! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Kyalami, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a night at Old Joe's Kaia on our way to the Kruger National Park. The room was comfortable but had no TV. There was a power cut while we were there, so no TV in the main lounge either - we wanted to watch important rugby match! Menu was very limited but the food was freshly cooked and... More 

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

Dear Mary G Thank you for your review of Old Joe's Kaia. We do pride ourselves on the peace and quiet of our beautiful valley. Luckily for us we have fewer Eskom power cuts than in other parts of the country. We are just so sorry it fell over your important rugby match. Again thank you for your feedback -... More 

NL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed here for only one night and Marian and Paul were able to steal our harts in such a short timeframe. When we arrived it was raining Cats and dogs and the electricity had a hard time keeping up with the demand. The open fireplace was burning and the comfortable seats made us feel like home. There is no... More 

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

Thank you for your fabulous review! We are delighted that we could surprise and spoil you with our cosy lounge, good wines and great breakfast. Please do come back soon! And hopefully for longer next time. Warm Wishes Marian, Paul and the Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A number of friends visited Old Joe's Kaia for a Sunday lunch en route to one of the Game Parks in the Lowveld. The lunch was divine, the cuisine was superb, the hospitality exceptional and the environment was very special. This was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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

Dear Chris Thank you for your review of the lunch we prepared for your party. We are thrilled you loved it and hope you stay longer next time, perhaps for an overnight and our 4 Course Dinner experience. Warmest wishes from the Lowveld and the Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

Belfast, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our family group of 15 members enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Old Joe's Kaia! The food was excellent, the hospitality exceptional, the ambiance and milieu exquisite with special arrangements for a 78th birthday luncheon. Attention to detail formed the main ingredients for a very special and unforgettable family gathering! Thank you Marian and Paul; we will revisit your little peace... More 

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

Dear Lizet Thank you for the wonderful review. We love it that you all had such a great time - and hope to share in more momentous family occasions with you. See you soon we hope! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More 

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Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Joe's Kaia 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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