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N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof 1207, South Africa
+27 83 229 3751
07:30 - 19:00
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Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were received very friendly and attention to detail was appreciated. Seated outside on the balcony where we had a lovely view of the luscious garden. The food was a total flavour explosion and truly rocked my taste buds! This was my first vegan experience but I will surely be back for more. Colourful plating and fresh preparation was executed... More 

Thank mariline_2017
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide variety menu. Generous portions. Value for money. Food prepared by Marian the owner. View from the deck of the restaurant is beautiful.

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very surprised by this very nice restaurant. It was recommanded to us by the owners of the 'Laughing waters guest house' in Hazyview. The food presentation was nicely done and the taste was delicious. We also enjoyed the walk in the garden. Thanks!

Thank elizevh
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a weekend vegan cooking course at the Seedling. The course instructor gave us an itinerary for two days and proceeded not to follow it at all, not giving anyone a moment to enjoy the place or surrounds. She was pessimistic about the world and her attitude permeated to her staff who she treated poorly in front of guests,... More 

Thank Ameera_Faber
KaiaOfJoe, Owner at The Seedling, responded to this review

WOW… you could have knocked me over, I did not see this one coming. Your smiles, pleasant disposition and a truly convincing reason for having to leave early (you missed almost half the workshop!) now make me question why it took you SIX weeks before you wrote this review? Fanaticism and purism have never served us well, so with the... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful and memorable experience for my daughter's 14th birthday luncheon. Thank you to Marian... We intend returning to experience your cooking courses...

Thank Louiseds
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing foodie experience! 3 meat eaters and 1 vegetarian. We stopped for a breakie and being a veggie, I could order everything on the menu so we order a platter with everything on it! Absolutely no favourite item to choose, everything was delicious!!! Only wish we stayed for lunch and dinner to try all the treats! A definitely... More 

Thank tracehonn
Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Innovative and creative menus with outstanding flavour combinations. Breakfast are hearty with a home cooked feel while dinners can compete with any fine dining venue. Beetroot falafels amazing! Hope this unique venue goes from strength to strength.

Thank Miracles_d0_Happen
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Don't lack anything. The dishes are varied, colourful, tasty and excellent!! They serve a BIG breakfast that is sufficient for the day. However, the dinner is ample. Good coffee on tap and excellent wine selection on offer.

Thank Karin B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

One of the many joys of staying at Old Joe's Kaia is dining at The Seedling. The restaurant has always been exceptional during my stays over the year, and now as a vegan only restaurant it continues to impress and delight. The food is absolutely delicious, the menu is creative, and all is beautifully presented. My friends and I are... More 

Thank Lyn R
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our family is always ready to try something new and so I booked a lunch at Old Joe's Kaia. Marianna and Shadrack warmly welcomed us and offered suggestions with the menu and beverages. Having ordered numerous dishes, which we requested to be served Meze style we went off to explore the gardens and beautiful labyrinth. The children ate far more... More 

Thank Patricia E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N4 Schoemanskloof Road | Btw. Machadodorp and Nelspruit, Schoemanskloof 1207, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Schoemanskloof
  • Phone Number: +27 83 229 3751
A full plant-based offering in gourmet style - an exciting new cuisine in a modern and trendy world

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?