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About Old Joe's Kaia

Old Joe's Kaia is a unique small family owned and run guesthouse situated in the magnificent Schoemanskloof Valley. This venue is known for its excellent cuisine, relaxed homely atmosphere and personal service. Swimming pool, prolific birding and exhilarating walks. Experience harmony and tranquility! We speak English, Afrikaans and German.

Accommodation is offered in Log Cabins, Rondavels and Kaia Rooms. Each of these units has a different theme and is uniquely decorated accordingly. All units have a balcony /verandah and bathroom en suite (bath and shower). Regrettably no children under the age of 6 are allowed, unless by special arrangement. Old Joe's Kaia has always been well-known for its excellent cuisine and fabulous wines.

Our meals are creative yet wholesome with a country flair. Trout from the area is a regular feature, as well as venison and ostrich. Meals can be enjoyed inside the cosy lounge-dining area or outside on the balcony at tree-top level. The view from the balcony is graced by the mountain in the distance and the lush garden below.

Many interesting birds can be observed from here. Breakfast consists of an A 'la Carte menu for ZAR99. Lunch is also served from an A 'la Carte menu. Dinner is a 4-course set menu for ZAR185. Picnic baskets or food packs /backpacks can also be arranged. Advance bookings are essential for Dinner, while it is advisable to book for Breakfast and Lunch, especially for groups.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Includes: B & B
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Old Joe's Kaia

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Kobus Grobler, South Africa
17 November 2015

We always drive past Old Joe's on our way to the lowveld. This time we stopped and what a stay. The food was fantastic and the room cosy. A big treat was the chocolates on the pillow and water with lemon in the bathroom. The view from the deck is exquisite.  We will return !

Phillip Rudolph Greyling, South Africa
27 October 2015

vriendelike personeel;Aangename verblyf; heerlike etes; persoonlike diens;pragtige omgewing en uitsigte;rustig

Emile Annandale, South Africa
15 June 2015

Old Joe's Kaia was brilliant, we enjoyd everything about it from our room, to the amazing gardens and the wonderful dinner. Will definitely be going there again.

Jacqui McKnight, South Africa
05 January 2015

Old Joe's Kaia is a lovely place to stop off on the way back from the Kruger and a break in the journey, it is peaceful, beautiful gardens, with lots of different trees and plants. Paul was a great host and we were welcomed by Melissa and chatted. Really tranquil and a great way to end our holiday before getting back to the Gauteng madness. We would like to walk to the Crocodile River. Sometime and learn about the birds.

Joe Terblanche, South Africa
22 April 2014

This was our second visit to old Joe's Kaia, and it was even better than the first time. The whole venue lends itself to tranquility and allows for the weary soal to become quiet. The food is meticulously prepared by a very hands-on Marian and is out of this world. This is complimented by a very carefully selected winelist that featured wines from the smaller and lesser known cellars. Finally, you will not find better hosts than Marian and Paul. I would highly recommed this for anyone needing quit time and who loves good food and wine.

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Old Joe's Kaia Map

Old Joe's Kaia is 4.7km from the centre of Schoemanskloof , the nearest airport 62.1km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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