Vegan Cooking & Wellness Breakaway

Old Joe's Kaia is a magical place, uncannily tranquil yet invigorating and uplifting

A place where the eye will never forget what the heart has seen

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Destination: Lowveld
Accommodadtion: Old Joe’s Kaia
Interests: Nature, Plant based Cooking lessons, Yoga, Story-Telling, Reiki, Relaxation, Meditation

Nestled in the Schoemanskloof Valley in the heart of Mpumalanga, lies Old Joe’s Kaia

Food has always been a part of Marian’s life – it’s been her ‘thing’ since she can remember. At the age of eight, she wrote her first
recipe book and started collecting and experimenting with whatever was around her.
Growing up on a farm brought her
close to nature and connected her to the core of agriculture and from where our food comes.
She remained fascinated by the chemistry of food ever since, and with a whole farm kitchen to herself, she could play to her heart’s desire. However, that is not where it ended.
Using food to connect with people has played an equally important role – the socialising, the comfort and warmth of family and friendships.
She finds her purpose in making people happy, bringing them together on all levels – but mostly, she relishes watching their eyes light up.

This one is for everyone that loves good food, learning new cooking techniques, or just wanting to explore a healthier lifestyle.

There will be Yoga, Sound Therapy and wellness activities included.

This cuisine is mind-blowingly delicious with the guidance of our Vegan Guru.

Well-known plant-based chef, Marian Cottle will teach us the magic of creating vegan feasts.

Yes, we can have wine if anyone was wondering

This is about the experience and exploring new cuisines, everyone is welcome, no matter what your eating lifestyle entails.


Day 1

12H30 – Arrival and Check-in
13H00 – Lunch on the deck and Wellness Talk
16H30 – Yoga under the trees
18H30 – Social Dinner with intro talk about Vegan Cooking, Lifestyle, the different
terminologies etc.

Day 2

06H30 – Conscious Sunrise Dance
08H00 – Cooking class followed by Breakfast.
10H00 – Storytelling, Guided Labyrinth walk and Fire Ceremony.
12H00 – free time
13H00 – Cooking Class followed by Lunch.
15h00 – free time
16H00 – Organic Gardening
19H00 – Dinner

Day 3

06H00 – Coffee and rusks
06H30 – Forest Walk with packed Breakfast.
12H30 – Cooking Class followed by Lunch.
15H00 – Art Therapy and Reflection Session
18H00 – Open fire Cooking Class followed by Dinner /Fire Ceremony

Day 4

07H30 – Outdoor Meditation and Stretching
08H45 – Closure: Labyrinth Walk
10H00 – Farewell Breakfast


Kruger Tented Hike

A four-day hike in Big Five Territory.
Kruger, Just amazing!

Kruger Chacma Camp Hike

The beauty of the Bush with all the creature comforts!

Trout fishing and Hiking Mountain Breakaway

Mpumalanga Escarpments. Verlorenkloof Lodge

Kruger Photographic Safari

Is photography your passion? Love Wildlife and the Bush?