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... Old Joe's Kaia is the perfect overnight stop en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique or Swaziland and an ideal venue for a retreat, celebration or workshop. Call 083 229 3751 or email info@oldjoes.co.za ...

Accommodation

Self-catering accommodation that sleeps 2-4 people. A great overnight stop en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique and Swaziland.

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Event Venue

The perfect venue for a retreat, celebration or a workshop. Here we can host and cater for both exclusive and private groups of 10 – 18 guests.

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The Seedling

The Seedling Vegan Kitchen at Old Joe’s offers vegan catering services and presents vegan cooking workshops onsite or elsewhere.

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Things To Do

Here you can explore an extensive garden that features 65 marked national trees, wonderful birdlife and many pathways to meander.

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ld Joe’s Kaia is a small business haven situated in the scenic Schoemanskloof Valley in Mpumalanga, South Africa. In 2017 owners, Paul and Marian decided to change direction and address their interest in global change in a different way. It is the home of a small vegan food producing concern, while also hosting events and functions for groups of between 10-18 people in a private and exclusive setting with a popup restaurant that caters for the group’s specific needs.

The main building houses The Seedling Vegan Kitchen, a dining area and a bar. Meals are served in the dining room or on the large wooden deck at tree-top level. The interior of the main building can be customised to suit various types of events for exclusive use.

Self-catering accommodation is available, sleeping 2-4 guests.

Private Retreats are offered to individuals who prefer solitude and privacy for an extended period of time (3 days or longer).

The venue is set on 3.5 hectares of land with comfortable accommodation for 10-18 guests in units that sleep 2, 3 or 4 guests. All units are en suite with a private balcony.

The garden is extensive and features 65 marked national trees, extensive birdlife and many pathways to meander. Many suitable spots are available for programme and event facilitators to use as part of their design. This includes a beautiful indigenous living Labyrinth, The Olive Room (a sacred space where fire rituals take place), a swimming pool and studio /conference room suitable for art, dance, yoga workshops and conferences.

JOIN THE OLD JOE'S KAIA FAMILY AND ENJOY THE MANY TRANQUIL SETTINGS IN THE GARDEN, THE SWIMMING POOL OR SIMPLY USE YOUR CAMERA TO CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

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he people who live here on a permanent basis aim to do so in the most sustainable way possible. Cultivating the food garden according to permaculture principles is where it starts, leading to a full plant-based diet, recycling whatever possible, reusing the unimaginable through recycling and upcycling. Concern for food safety and security has initiated a dehydration project to produce food with a long shelf life, is convenient, nutritious, tasty and easily transported to reach people far and wide. Throughout everything that transpires here the moto is: There is only one law – do.no.harm