Welcome To The Haven

... We host and cater for exclusive and private group functions of 12-18 guests and offer awesome
vegan food catering and workshops in Nelspruit and Surrounds ...


ld Joe’s Kaia is a small business haven in the scenic Schoemanskloof Valley, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It previously was a guesthouse until late in 2017 when 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 12-18 people in a private and exclusive setting with a popup restaurant that caters for the group’s specific needs.

The venue is set on 3.5 hectares of land with comfortable accommodation for 12-18 guests in units that sleep between 2 and 3 guests. All units are en suite with a balcony.

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.

The garden is extensive and features 65 marked national trees 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.