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About Die Kaia

On the banks of the Little Fish River, approximately 4 km outside Somerset East on the Suurberg/Addo Road/R335, you will find Die Kaia. Every morning the fish eagle will announce the break of day and if you have the opportunity, you can see how the bushbuck enjoy a drink of water while the otters play around in pure joyfulness.

Along with your early morning coffee and rusks you will hear the birds singing to tell the world that the morning has broken and that it is time to enjoy life. If you have a fishing line in the water, you might be lucky enough to catch a carp, yellow fish, catfish/baber or eel.

There are four Tented Houses available, each equipped with electricity, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks. One tent has a double bed, the second has two single beds and the other two have bunk beds. The camping site is close to the main establishment, but we do offer camping on the main site at no extra cost. The caravan park is newly built, with ablution blocks and electricity available at most points.

We cater for functions such as weddings, school groups and children parties. Experience whatever activity is currently happening, whether it is shearing time for sheep and goats or harvesting time for maize or Lucerne.

Things to do at Die Kaia include braaiing, swimming, tube riding, canoeing on the river, fishing, horse riding by arrangement, birdwatching, hiking by arrangement, the use of a big screen TV for sport, a licensed bar in lapa, a wireless Internet hotspot, as well as team building activities.

  • Response Rate: 69%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 125 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 112
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Die Kaia Rooms

Reviews for Die Kaia

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Johan Retief, South Africa
12 September 2017

The birds are exceptional. However, the facilities are not up to standard.

Denis Radford, South Africa
24 February 2015

The Kaia was just what I needed to escape to. Tranquility personified. The Staff were great, could not do enough for you when required, from keeping food cold to good service at the bar. I relaxed and alongside the river, walked the grounds, and relaxed under the gazebo's on the stoep.Sunday morning breakfast was a hit, and went down well. Thanks guys. Keep up the good hospitality & will see you again soon. (When the weather warms up again next summer)

Ernst Marais, South Africa
29 March 2014

This is a very nice, beautiful spot for the budget traveller.

Cathy Knott, South Africa
21 December 2011

We really enjoyed Die Kaia. We will be back. The breakfast was good. Snowy, the cockatoo, was very entertaining.

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Die Kaia is 7.1km from the centre of Somerset East , the nearest airport 133.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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