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Old Joe's Kaia

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N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back again and not disappointed!! The ambiance, the food & service and very reasonable drinks / wine prices make this a must stay when visiting the Nelspruit area. Marian & Paul make you feel right at home, seeing to your every wish. The rooms are comfortable with even filter coffee in the room. Will be back....

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craig and I spent another super relaxing weekend from the 31 July - 2 Aug at Old Joe's. The attention to detail is fantastic, from the cosy log cabin, Lindt welcoming chocolate, to the lovely meals. Thanks again to Paul and Marian, and all the staff seen and unseen. Caroline Kerr.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So much attention to detail....and the scenery to go with it! Lemon pieces in the water, freshly grounded coffee with a plunger......not powder, a big scoring point. I can go on, but you have to experience it for yourself! Every time i turn into this drop of paradise, time goes by way too fast.

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful place with excellent food! Helpful staff and caring owners. It is the extra unexpected touch that sets Old Jo`s apart. Coming into your room at night, the heater put on by the "faeries" and chocolates on the pillows! Wonderful experience!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautiful setting with excellent service. Food was divine-real ambrosia for the gods. Relaxing atmosphere provides a good place to recharge the batteries. Marian and Paul are great hosts. Will definitely be back

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Hilton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Having "eyed" Old Joe's for many years, opportunity finally presented itself after a week in Kruger en route home to Hilton in KZN. Scenic Schoemanskloof, comfortable accommodation, off beat but tasteful décor, and really fantastic food made for a stay that didn't disappoint. Add friendly and efficient service, an interesting wine list, and Paul's great background music into the mix,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 

George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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 March 12, 2015

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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 

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