Accommodation - Country House & Inns
Old Joe's Kaia
3 star rating
Old Joes Kaia is a unique and small family owned and managed Country House situated in the magnificent malaria-free Schoemanskloof Valley.Expect fresh and unpolluted mountain air, fabulous scenery, prolific birdsong, and a wonderful relaxing, homely atmosphere.

Old Joes offers Rustic Log cabins, Rondavels and Kaias, each decorated according to a different theme. The accommodaton is fully equipped with ceiling fans, heaters and Tea / Coffee making facilities.The country house features a swimming pool, prolific birding and exhilarating walks and is the ideal base from where several attractions in the area can be visited.

A highlight for most visitors is the scrumptious meals enjoyed on the balcony of the main building.A beautiful mountain view and birdsong add to the pleasure of the experience. The kitchen produces creative and nutritious meals, using organically homegrown vegetables and herbs and as much free-range produce as possible. Passersby are welcome to drop in for a meal en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, The Panorama or the Lowveld.

Schoemanskloof valley was historically the rest-camp for transport rider en-route from Delagoa Bay in Mozambique to the hinterland of South Africa.

Physical Address:

Schoemanskloof Rd
Schoemanskloof Valley

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 108

Web Address:

Visit Website

Telephone Number:

+27 13 733 3045

Mobile Number:

+27 84 305 5575

Fax Number:

+27 86 518 1778

E-Mail Address:






  • Afrikaans
  • Bar
  • Catering By Arrangement
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • English
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry
  • Private Garden / Patio
  • Room Cleaning Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wake Up Call


    • Bird watching
    • Game Drives
    • Hiking
    • Horse Riding
    • Swimming Pool


    • Airport Nearby
    • Shopping centres
    • Tourism attractions
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      · On departure from the main terminal, take the R21 out of the airport.
      · After approx 5km, take the N12 to Witbank. You will pass Boksburg, Benoni and Springs.
      · The N12 joins the N4 at Witbank. Continue on this road past Witbank and through the Middelburg
      toll gate (approximately half way to Old Joe’s Kaia).
      · Still on the N4, continue past Belfast and Machadodorp until you reach the Machado Toll Plaza.
      · Approx 1 km after this Toll Plaza, the N4 splits. Keep to the left and follow the sign that reads N4
      via Schoemanskloof. / R36 Lydenburg. (Note that old maps show this road as the R539). Take
      the odometer reading in your car at this point.
      · Now continue on the N4 Schoemanskloof road for 40km (enjoy the scenery!). (Do not take the
      R36 Lydenburg turn off approx 16km from the N4 split.)
      · 42km from the N4 split you will encounter the Old Joe’s Kaia road sign. The lodge lies on the left
      hand side of the road.


      · Exit Nelspruit on the western side on the N4 to Johannesburg.
      · After approx 30 kms, just past the large bridge over the Crocodile River, the N4 splits into two.
      Follow the road that turns off to the right – N4 Schoemanskloof
      · Follow this road for approximately 26kms. Old Joe’s Kaia is situated on the right hand side of the
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