Break away from the city life – kick back with your family at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® and Irene Farm. Both of these venues now boast some great new additions and are definitely worth a weekend visit.
Nestled in the historical village of Irene lies these two properties. Those fortunate enough to have already visited will attest to the fact that these gorgeous venues are indeed best described as ‘heaven on earth’ – a fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
AFRICAN PRIDE IRENE COUNTRY LODGE
From the moment you drive down the long and winding oak-lined lane leading up to African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®’s entrance, you’ll feel like you’re being transported to another world. A welcome weekend getaway just a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s hard to imagine such a haven of peace and tranquility exists.
Boasting with 123 spacious luxurious rooms, they cater for families with interleading rooms as well as for the romantic creating an ultimate date night option. From the moment you arrive, you will enjoy an experience like no other. A brand new reception area with an open-plan design ensures a welcoming arrival, as relaxed as possible.
The Silver Rose Lobby Lounge can be found here, offering a high end experience – be sure to taste some of the luxury teas served on your next visit.
The Meadow Green Restaurant has been extended to allow for more guests to enjoy a fine dining experience while still retaining its famous romantic, luxurious feel. Enjoy a special evening with your better other half whilst the kids are taken care of by our child-minding services.
Just off reception is the stylish River Bar with indoor/ outdoor under roof and deck seating options. Offering guests a more relaxed feel, The River Bar has the most beautiful view of the famous Highveld sunset. A new extended menu offers more relaxed meal options with easy lunches and light evening meals.
Complemented by the award-winning Camdeboo Day Spa mom and dad can book a relaxing treatment whilst the kids are looked after by our child-minding services.
Across and now connected with an underground subway stands the Irene Farm, which surely needs no introduction. This fully operational dairy farm since 1895 is still owned and operated by the Van der Byl family, making it one of the oldest family-run businesses in South Africa.
Irene Farm has never lost its old-world charm and welcomes visitors from near and far. It’s a fabulous family-orientated place to visit.
The famous Irene Farm fountain, now located in the walkway entrance of the farm, is a wonderful spot for the kids to throw a coin in and make a wish. All proceeds are donated to local worthy charities.
The old Irene Farm shop has been refurbished. Now named The Deli one can find wonderful eats on offer including delicious fresh bread, cold meats, farmhouse cheeses, sweet and savoury platters as well as home-cooked meals. It’s bigger and better – now even boasting its very own branded Dairy Cow promotional product range.
Another exciting addition is the extension to The Deck restaurant which can now seat up to 90 guests. So the next time you want to grab a bite, go and check out their tantalising new menu which offers timeless café classics as well as some new and wonderful tastes. The beverage selection has also expanded now including a refreshing Craft Gin Cocktails Menu.
This kid-friendly restaurant recently re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. Not forgetting the little ones, there’s a tasty new kids menu and a brand new kids’ corner complete with a state of the art jungle gym. Be sure to head on over to our cows and get a welcome kiss!
So, the next time you want to get away from the rush of city life, but don’t want to spend hours on the road, head on over to Destination Irene. You’ll get to relax, unwind and indulge in great food.