TWF & Protea/African Pride Workshop held at SAX Arena

21st September 2012 at 5:06 pm

Over the past two days, SAX Arena played host to the Protea/African Pride Hotel workshops, where Protea Hotels preferred supplier,Travel with Flair invited some of their clients to come and experience the variety Protea/African Pride Hotels have to offer.








African Pride Irene Country Lodge Appoints New Sales Manager

20th September 2012 at 7:59 am

African Pride Irene Country Lodge is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Ward as the new Sales Manager, seeking to ensure their clients are being well maintained.

“I believe it is important to spend as much time listening to your clients and making sure you action their requests as soon as possible,” says the young and energetic Robyn. “High levels of service and attention to detail are vital in this industry to stay ahead of client expectations.”

Armed with her wide-ranging of sales experience gained from sister hotel, African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, Robyn wants to ensure her experience grows in getting to know the Pretoria Corporate Market.

A lover of the outdoors, karate and traveling, Robyn says a holistic lifestyle has always been close to her heart.

She has been part of the Protea/African Pride Sales TEAM for the past 4 years, under the wing of Charmaine Hardwick, Sales Director for Protea Hotel.  “This has armed me with all the tools to make a success” says Robyn

Spring Walk Competition @irenedairyfarm – Remember to post your photo!

14th September 2012 at 3:18 pm


Irene Dairy Farm has sponsored 10 eager walkers to take part in the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk on Saturday, 15 September.

As we agree it’s lekker to be healthy, any person who spots an Irene Dairy Farm automatically WIN a Wholesome Home-cooked Dinner for a family of 4. To WIN all you need to do is take a photo with one of the TEAM and post it on our Facebook page  before Monday, 17th September.

To read more about our Wholesome home-cooked meals, see below.

Wheeling in the big fish – 15 September 2012

14th September 2012 at 2:44 pm

Following on last year’s success, African Pride Irene Country Lodge in Pretoria will once again host the Ramcats Men in Wheelchairs fishing tournament on 15 September 2012.Ramcats, an organisation launched in 2002, is involved in various events regarding the disabled, focusing on people in wheelchairs. Derived from the Afrikaans word “ramkats”, which means an adventurous, brave and sometimes naughty boy, Ramcats assists wheelchair-bound people to enjoy the outdoors in a safe wheelchair-friendly environment.“The celebration of fishing is more than just a sport; it is a wonderful playground where people with differences meet with the resultant effect of feeling good and making a difference. Our members want to be included in society and desire an active outdoor lifestyle,” says Ramcats organiser Gerard Smal.

The inland dam at the lodge is teeming with fish, which due to the excellent habitat have rapidly grown in numbers. The dam has various fish species including Carp, Lowveld Large-scale Yellow fish, Branded Tilapia, Redbreast Tilapia and Mozambique Tilapia. Last year’s winner of this “Catch And Release” event managed to land a whopping 10.5kg Carp.

“This is a great initiative and we are proud to be associated with this tournament which provides these men with an opportunity to share in this wonderful sport while also enjoying the beauty of nature at this magnificent and serene lodge,” says sales and marketing executive for African Pride Hotels Robyn Ward.

Last year the tournament attracted 40 participants and this year 50 fishermen are expected. Participants are from across Gauteng, Northwest and Limpopo.

“This activity brings people together and introduces new beginnings as a therapy to recover and rekindle feelings of wellness” concludes Smal.

Thank you Susan Reynard for this post:

Employee of the month gets Micro Light flight

12th September 2012 at 9:40 am

African Pride Irene Country Lodge has started a bit of a tradition where if you have been chosen as the employee of the month, you get a flight in a Micro Light with company director, Adrian van der Byl, so every two months he takes the hardworking staff members up and yesterday was just one of those days. Lesley Benson, HR Administrator and Simangele Ndawonde, Receptionist at African Pride Irene Country Lodge were facing their challenges and did a flight around the Centurion area.

They certainly do not look scared and looks like they really enjoyed it thoroughly.

I am sure the performance at the Lodge has increased to win this.

Women’s Conference this weekend hosted by 3C Ministries in Irene

3rd September 2012 at 10:12 pm

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