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N4 Schoemanskloof Road Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof South Africa
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OLD JOE'S KAIA is a unique and small family owned and managed vegan venue destination situated in the magnificent malaria-free Schoemanskloof Valley. It specialises in hosting small groups of up to 20 guests. 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 destination to celebrate anything in a group, be it a birthday, yoga retreat or simply a family and friend stopover en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, The Panorama or the Lowveld.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Head massage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German


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N4 Schoemanskloof Road Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof South Africa
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Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport56 kmSee all flights
Johannesburg Intl Airport244 kmSee all flights
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Dreamer250776 wrote a review Apr 2022
Evander, South Africa2 contributions
Paul and Marian are the best Need and clean rooms Hospitality are warm Friendly love people. I will definitely visit them and recommend them to anyone 100 % They are very nice and very comfortable people
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
James Black wrote a review Apr 2022
Eastbourne, United Kingdom383 contributions183 helpful votes
The very definition of a tranquil getaway, everything about this place shouts quality and organic delight. Lovely accomodation, a warm welcme fabulous food and amazing views. A great spot for breaking up the journey to the wildlife areas of the North! Not just for the ladies.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Fiona Reid wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
What a wonderfully special weekend spent with new friends- Old Joes Kaia is an amazing place to go to where one can immerse oneself in the beauty of the area and the hidden gems within the property. A highlight of the weekend was walking the Labyrinth - however there were so many wonderful activities organized for us all to enjoy - from Yoga; Gong Bath; Dancing; Creative Arts; Reiki; a head massage and cooking lessons all this and more kept us busy but relaxed. Most of us arrived as strangers to each other - but we all left with new friends and wonderful memories and stories to tell. The hosts were very accommodating to all our needs and the Vegan food was amazing. I would highly recommend the womans retreat weekend to any woman that's looking for a much needed weekend away. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Food experience was delicious and presented with finesse and love; Hosts were friendly; and hospitable at all times.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Veronique Heunes wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions
Loved every bit of our weekend. The most beautiful gardens! So peaceful and inviting. We enjoyed various activities including yoga, dance and cooking. Our hosts ensured that we enjoyed our weekend, with treats and lots of spoiling. If you need a peaceful weekend away with ample time in nature, Old Joe's Kaia is the place to be! Felt absolutely rejuvinated after our weekend away. Paradise!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Maureen wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions
This a beautiful tranquil place, rest for the soul! Delicious food, great yoga and meditation opportunities! Well organised and clean . Great for reunions, team biltong, retreats, close enough to Khb and Pretoria for a long weekend
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
US$47 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Joe's Kaia
What are some of the property amenities at Old Joe's Kaia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Old Joe's Kaia?
Top room amenities include a view of the mountains, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Old Joe's Kaia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Joe's Kaia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Joe's Kaia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Old Joe's Kaia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.