Irene welcomes you

Situated in the heart of Gauteng (South Africa’s Economic Capital) lies the historical Village of Irene. Well known for its long, winding, oak-lined country lanes here you will find peace and tranquillity – which will soon help you realise why Destination Irene is my favourite place to be.

Apart from the beautiful settings and outstanding service, Bill (my husband) and I have been enjoying all that Destination Irene has to offer since we were calves grazing in the Irene Dairy Farm fields many moons ago.

Over the years we have watched our fields grow and develop into the bustling ‘’Farm in the City’’ it is today – changes which have seen us enjoy our surroundings even more. Our own family has grown too and we can assure you (from the first-hoof experience) that whether you are looking to host your wedding, treat your family or enjoy some alone time with your better half, Destination Irene has it all.

I’ve put together this Destination Irene Information Guide to help you explore all that Irene has to offer. Insight into our history, craft markets, a game of golf, wildlife, shopping, kids entertainment – I’ve covered it all and I am positive your stay in Irene will be unforgettable.

My recommendations include a stay at African Pride Irene Country Lodge which was built and opened in 1998 (just after Bill and I fell in love). African Pride Irene Country Lodge offers five star luxury accommodation with delectable cuisine from its Meadow Green Restaurant, overlooking a large tranquil dam. And whether you visit for business or leisure, Camdeboo Day Spa allows you the time to put your hooves up and relax.

Of course, a visit to the Irene Dairy Farm across the road is a must, with its wonderful Dairy Shop selling delicious fresh milk. This is where the locals, often carrying the old fashioned gallon pails, purchase their supplies.

The two restaurants on the Irene Dairy Farm (the Deck Restaurant and The Barn Restaurant) will ensure your taste buds are satisfied whilst enjoying the views of the busy farmyard and dairy stable (built in about 1880 and which is still used today to feed us, the milking herd of the Irene Estate, as it has been every day for over a century).

A leisurely stroll around the Irene Dairy Farm and African Pride Irene Country Lodge will leave you falling in love with my favourite place. But don’t take my moo-tivation for it! Enjoy our electronic version of Destination Irene, arrange your visit and see for yourself…

I am so excited to share all the moo-velous options Destination Irene has to offer you.

Till we meet in the pastures,


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