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Kindly note we do not allow for private photoshoots on our beautiful property, should you, however, have your wedding with us you will be more than welcome to take pictures on your big day.

Unfortunately, we do not assist with picnics without accommodation.

General Jan Christian Smuts bought a third of the original Doornkloof farm in 1908 and needing a home for his growing family, bought for £300, the wood and iron building which had served as the Officers Mess of the British Forces in Middelburg during the Anglo- Boer War, and transported it to the site at Doornkloof. The Irene golf course , between Irene Estate Dairy Farm and Smuts House, was originally laid out and started by Bertie van der Byl in approximately 1902, and remains one of the few golf courses in Gauteng where playing golf is still like a walk in the country. A visit to the Irene Estate Dairy owned and managed by the van der Byls is a must, with its wonderful farm stall and delicious fresh milk. This is where the locals often carrying the old fashioned gallon pails, purchase their supplies. The shop is licensed to sell certified milk – raw or untreated milk, complying with the same standards as pasteurized milk. Cheeses and other fresh fare are also on sale in The Deli, but best of all is the rich, fresh cream resembling clotted cream. The “Barn” tea garden is situated in one of the original farm barns, built in approximately 1890 and used as a farm barn for over 100 years. The Barn looks out onto the dairy stable, also built in 1890. It is still used today to feed the cows of the Irene Estate milking herd, as it has been every day for over 100 years. From the dairy farm, one can walk across to the Irene Country Lodge to enjoy fine cuisine at its Meadow Green Restaurant overlooking a large tranquil dam rich in bird life. Spending a weekend at the lodge will afford you the opportunity of visiting the dairy farm, the Smuts House Museum, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and playing golf at Irene and Centurion Golf course. Irene offers the Visitor the same peaceful and relaxed atmosphere it exudes to its inhabitants – a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the big city life.

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we love kids of all ages, babysitting service is available at an hourly rate. A baby changing/feeding room is located in reception area. The Irene Dairy Farm across the road is a kid’s dream with arranged entertainment during weekends and public holidays.

Meadow Green Restaurant – Buffet & A la carte Restaurant
Camdeboo Day Spa – light healthy meals restaurant
Oak Bar
Lakeside Bar
Private Dining on request
Room service is available 24 hours

Open 365 days a year
All welcome
Access not limited to hotel GUESTS.
Breakfast buffet: Monday to Saturday from 06:30 – 10:30
Breakfast buffet on Sunday from 06:30 – 10:30
Lunch: Monday to Saturday from 12:30 -14:30
Sunday Lunch Buffet from 13:00 -15:00
Saturday Night Live: 18:00 – 22:00 (Saturday’s only)
A la carte: Monday to Sunday from 13h00 – 15h00 (Lunch) and 18h00 – 22h00 (Dinner) Served in the Meadow Green Restaurant

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

As a result of the current global pandemic and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the Nation on Monday the 23rd of March 2020, the Directors of African Pride Irene Country Lodge resolved to lock down the hotel effective as of midnight, with effect from 26th of March 2020.

We expect to commence operations on Monday the 20th of April 2020 unless there is any further communication from the Government with regards to the Lockdown.

Thank you for your understanding in this regard and we look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment in the near future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any further assistance.

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