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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen it on many occasions, we thought it would be interesting to stay overnight. The location and surrounds are wonderful. HOWEVER, it would have been nice if someone had told us that the food was only vegan, before we sat down to dinner. We booked in for dinner, bed and breakfast - and there was no mention of it....

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

It is most unusual for guests not to enjoy our meals, this includes non-vegans world-wide. We believe our offering is unique and a pleasant new experience for most people. Unfortunately our offer to prepare a different main-course and to do an early breakfast for your early departure were declined by you. At check-in you said that the room was ‘perfect’...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic stay. The rooms were cozy and peaceful; the gardens were beautiful, and the food was delicious you wouldn't realize it was vegan unless someone told you. This is a must stay for people passing by, or those just wanting to get out of the city and take a break.

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Margate, South Africa
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

What a gem in the lowveld. Marian and Paul offer fine-dining Vegan style. The food is delicious with bursts of flavour in your mouth! Rooms are quaint and comfortably furnished. Well worth a visit enroute to/from Nelspruit

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We have driven past this establishment many times in the past on our way the the Kruger Park or Hazeyview or Nelspruit. Recently we heard that the restaurant was vegan. My wife is vegan and I am vegetarian so we just had to try it. We booked to go there at the end of October. The accommodation is very rustic,...

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed October 18, 2016

After a hard 24 hours trip from germany to johannesburg and then up to old joe´s lodge, we´ve just wanted to have a good steak or something like that, BUT we never expected that we´d get a VEGAN MENUE :-) Our traveling service (must some sort have been kidding on us we thought at first) had booked us a place...

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

Thank you, Larsschlacht! It is such a privilege to be able to give our guests such a wonderful experience. We are looking forward to your next visit!! Marian, Paul and the Old Joe's Kaia team

Leicester
Reviewed October 6, 2016

We stayed here for one night as a convenient stopover between Jo'berg and Kruger Park via the Blyde River Canyon. Perfect. Although the grounds are right alongside the busy N4 as soon as you wander down the path to reception you forget all about the world outside. Mirrors, tree decorations, and twinkly lights welcome you in to a very homely...

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

Dear SimonALeicester, Thank you for the wonderful review! It is wonderful to have had you visiting and we trust you will see the Narina Trogon next time. Marian, Paul and the Old Joe's Kaia team

Reviewed October 4, 2016

Such a quaint, beautiful little place. This is the first time I have eaten vegan food at a restaurant and must say every meal was prepared with love. it was absolutely delicious. The owners go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable and happy. I also liked the fact that all the products they supplied in the bathroom...

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Le Morne
Reviewed September 30, 2016

A very special place. The hosts are lovely and gorgeous scenery. True relaxation. Instead of serving only vegan food but as meat eaters we enjoyed very! Dinner and breakfast were just great. There is also a short walking trail next to a beautiful river just below the hotel. Very cute rooms and a pampering bath. In short recommended!

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South African
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice and quiet. Perfect for getaway. Beautiful natural beauty and great place to relax. Fir a night or more. Close to everything but still far away enough that you still have your privacy. Will recommend it

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

A place for rest, introspection, healing, calm and clean food. I am not vegan but I was blown away by the beautiful food, and came home feeling focused and clean. I highly recommend it, it is a gentle and authentic place that centres you. It is not fancy or 5 star, it's a bit rustic and real. No TV. (that's...

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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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Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
Price Range: $97 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Joe's Kaia 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“If you're not vegan, rather skip it.”
 of 5 bubbles gavinpike, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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“The website states that the log cabins are close to the main road but we did not find this a problem at all. We slept very well!”
 of 5 bubbles SimonALeicester, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“log cabins in the forest are more peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles 914kirsteng, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Log cabins, while lovely, back the highway. I slept thru it but you can hear traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles BronwynM802, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
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