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Old Joe's Kaia

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

It really a wonderful, tranquil and serene environment. Great service and staff are very friendly. You immediately feel at home and its is just so relaxing. They have amazing food and a wine list to die for.

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

Thank you Liezl for your fabulous review! Our wine list is ever changing and expanding as we discover more delights our South African vineyards offer. We would love to host you again and share this with you! Warmest Wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are going through a terrible time in our lives, our daughter, who resides in Sabie has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer stage 4. At this moment my wife is at her bedside 24/7. We took a break by spending 3 nights at Old Joe's Kaia and were surprised by the tender care and compassion shared by the owners... More

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

Thank you for allowing the peace and tranquility of Old Joe's Kaia to ease your pain in such a hard time. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Please return anytime as we are sure our tranquil surrounds will assist you to let go deeper. Warmest Wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here on our way to Kruger Park & on our return. What an oasis, and pleasant experience - we hope to return. It is so reasonably priced, and the food excellent. The four course evening meals are a must, with drinks in one of the many lounges before and after dinner. The owners are excellent hosts. Thank you... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review! We so look forward to hosting you again in our exquisite oasis. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Old Joe's was a super escape from Johannesburg and the whole weekend experience surprised me from beginning to end. Ordinarily, I would always find something to complain about but I really cannot complain about Old Joe's without appearing petty. The most memorable element of the experience was the food. Not overly fancy with pretentious sorbet courses and other obnoxious trickery;... More

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

Thank you Adam for loving it all here at Old Joe's Kaia! We are thrilled that there was nothing that seemed to irk you and so look forward to hosting you and your partner again soon. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We only spent one night here (in January, not June, 2013) but it was such a rich experience - having a wonderful 3 course home cooked meal of fish and veg in the evening, sleeping in a simple comfortable hut, getting up early to walk around the gardens including a maze of flowers, having a refreshing swim in the outdoor... More

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

Thank you Anna for taking the time to write about your January visit with us! We are delighted that you loved it so much - and would love to host you here again one day. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My review, while not very current, since I left RSA in 2012, I feel is relevant because I got to experience Old Joe's on many an occasion, and even after around 10 visits, I can remember not just one thing that was special about every trip, but the fact that every trip was special! Be it climbing the hills across... More

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We love guests who come back time and time again, making our Country House a home with favorite family. We do hope you return soon and get to experience all the growth here. The labyrinth for one is stunning with well established indigenous plants and a veggie house that feeds us all... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What a great experience. My husband and I spent a night there after cycling near by. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a great place and regrettably had to leave the next day -we will definitely make a holiday out of it and go again for a couple of days. We stayed in a log cabin, tucked away in... More

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

Thank you Ronel for your glowing review! We are thrilled that your alone time was made extra special with us all spoiling you . And we so look forward to you making your return visit a bit of a holiday next time! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were lucky to be advised by friends to stay at Old Joe's Kaia, coming all the way from Port Elizabeth to attend a wedding in Schoemanskloof. We were booked into one of the wood cabins and immediately fell in love with the tranquil surroundings of nature, the high trees and absolute peace we experienced! Paul and Marian is by... More

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

Thank you so much Karen and Arno for your fabulous review. We love it that you were touched by the warm hospitality as well as our gorgeous log cabin and giant trees. We do hope life blows you this way again soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Pretoria South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As soon as we've realised we need to break away from the city and all it's hustle and bustle, the first destination that came to mind was, (once again!), Old Joe's Kaia! We've had the opportunity to stay for 2 nights which felt more like a week of total relaxation! From our arrival, the welcoming to our room, the walk... More

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

Thank you for writing such a glowing review about us and also for returning time and again to our tranquil Country House. We love hosting you each and every time! Log Cabin 5 is always ready when you are..... Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was our second visit to Old Joe's and the warm welcome; attention to detail, peaceful nature setting with birdsong made me wonder why it took us 2 years before returning as Old Joe's is a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Jozi. The scrumptious food prepared by Marian and served by her and Paul with a fine... More

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

Thank you Mariette for returning to our little piece of heaven for the second time and taking the time to review it for us. We so love hosting you and hope your third visit is not too far away! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team More

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Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
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Hotel Class:3 star — Old Joe's Kaia 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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