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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2014

A regular over 6 years along with my motorcycle tour clientele I have to give OJ two thumbs up. Paul and Marian run a tight ship and ensure guests have the best possible experience, meals and ambiance are superb. The gardens are deserving of an extended walkabout. The recent refurbishments have also added to this wonderful spot in the Schoemanskloof...

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

Thank you Joe, we so love hosting you and your guests each and every time you come here. You really are part of the family and we are always delighted to see you! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2014

A gr8 weekend with wonderful friends in a beautiful setting at Old Joe's Kaia.Excellent hospitality,Marian and Paul you could not be better hosts and more accomodating,delicious food , excellent service and good staff.

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

Thank you Sharon! We loved hosting you and hope you return with more friends next time. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Dullstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Old Joes Kaia !!!!!!!!!!!! what a gem !!!!!!!!!!!! what a lovely stay we had there, the food and accommodation was outstanding and the owners were all hands on that makes a huge difference . Thank you Paul and Marrian we will be back

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

Thank you for your review, Bryan - it was so good meeting you and Stephan and hosting you here and we hope to see you soon again! Kind regards Marian

Kathu, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I was referred to old joe's by a friend. after spending a week in Zanzibar for our honeymoon we were not ready to go home yet (back to the northern cape) and instead spend 2 nights at old joe's kaia. what a lovely and pleasant stay. we had such a friendly welcome and felt at home immediately. we stayed in...

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Hi Sure - it was so great to have you guys celebrate here at Old Joe's Kaia - thank you for being such great guests! Kind regards Marian

Amsterdam
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Old Joe's Kaia. Thanks to all reviews we decided we should stay for 2 nights and didn't regret any moment of it. We felt very welcome, loved how all rooms are decorated, very nicely done! And the food is indeed very good,

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

Thank you for contributing to our list of fabulous reviews! We are thrilled that your decision to stay 2 nights was a great one for you. We hope to host you here again soon. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This was my second visit to OJK. The food was excellent....extremely professional and served with a pride and genuine love of cooking. Breakfast was perfect and what a wonderful place to dine on the terrace!!! Dinner menu was varied and of a high standard, fantastic to know it was all homegrown....... The room was comfortable and quiet, an ideal relaxing...

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

Thank you Chrissie for you delightful feedback! We would love to host and spoil you again. At the moment you will be sure to find Joey perched in front of the fire every night with our chilly temperatures.... Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Hi Guys, A Big thank you to all of you, for making our 1st night of Honeymoon so enjoyable. From the beautiful set up of the room with champagne and chocolate, to the beautiful dinner on the deck looking over the mountain range. Dinner & Breakfast - some of the most decadent food we had on our trip around South...

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

Thank you Nick for starting your honeymoon here with us as well as your glowing review! We hope your first few months of marriage have been wonderful so far. And we look forward to hosting you on your next adventure when you pas by this way again. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We came across Old Joe's a number of years ago more by chance than anything else. The welcome, the food and and the homely comfort has caused us to return for a weekend getaway from Joburg as often as we can. Paul and Marian have mastered the balance between attentive and welcoming hosts and and providing the space so often...

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

Thank you Alan for coming to explore Old Joe's Kaia and for your rave review! We hope that as winter starts to wear itself out you will return for a Spring break and rejuvenate with us. Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

London
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Old Joe's is the perfect place to rest up on the way to the Kruger or lowveld region from Gauteng or after a long flight into Joburg. The hosts, Marian, Paul and James provided us with a warm welcome, without being overbearing. They know what they are doing, and are very good at it. The location is beautiful, with fantastic...

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

Thank you for delightful review! We would love to host you again on your next Kruger adventure and so hope its really soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We arrived in the late afternoon and had changed our diet to carb-free a few weeks earlier, after making the booking, and I had forgotten to inform Paul and Marian. With no notice Marian went off to the kitchen and cooked from scratch a delicious beef dish with a beautiful salad. Both vbery friendly and accommodating and we slept like...

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Thank you for your great review Allan! How is the no carb diet going? We imagine a bit tougher in winter. We do hope to host you here again soon! Warmest wishes The Old Joe's Kaia Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
OLD JOE'S KAIA is a unique and small family owned and managed Country House 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 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
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Schoemanskloof
Price Range: $126 - $181 (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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