And the winner of the Joburg.co.za competition is…

30th Nov 2011 at 1:36 pm

African Pride Irene Country Lodge wishes to congratulate Nikiwe Malaka, who won the Spring into Summer Competition! We look forward to welcoming Her and Her family to our beautiful lodge.

Thank you to all the entrees to this competition, please note that we run monthly competitions and you may stand a chance to win the next month, so please keep an eye out for our December competition.

But if you don’t want to wait, book your festive break now at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, a haven of peace and tranquility, please follow our link to view all current promotions on offer…

 

 

 

Carols by Candlelight brought to you by SPAR/Jacaranda 94.2 live from Supersport Park, Centurion

29th Nov 2011 at 3:16 pm

Carols by Candlelight brought to you by SPAR – Jacaranda 94.2 live from Supersport Park – Centurion.

Come sing along with some of your favourite Jacaranda 94.2 presenters and artists at these great festive events.
Join Kurt Darren, Nianell, Romanz, Loyiso and the Holy Jerusalem Choir at the Jacaranda 94.2 Carols by Candlelight, brought to you by SPAR.

CENTURION  Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2011 Time: Gates open 4pm, show starts at 7pm Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Kids Corner – Launching onsite cinema

28th Nov 2011 at 9:09 pm

Not sure what to do with the kids, why not come to African Pride Irene Country Lodge and enjoy one of our suggested destinations:

African Pride Irene Country Lodge – Hotel in Centurion

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All- in-one Family Fun Getaway at African Pride Irene Country Lodge. African Pride Irene Country lodge has launched its leisure all-in-one Family Fun package where children stay and eat for free when sharing and experiencing the hotel’s luxury accommodation with their parents.

“We’ve taken the hassle out of planning a family getaway and made sure parents also get some downtime to relax, while the children are entertained with the fun-filled kids’ programme,” said operations manager, Mariette Beukes.

Part of the family package includes movie Fridays at the lodge’s on-site cinema which includes a buffet dinner and baby-sitting service, meaning parents can go and enjoy a romantic dinner or pampering at Camdeboo Spa.

Saturdays feature breakfast for the whole family followed by kids’ entertainment which starts at 09h00. “If you would like to explore off-site, we recommend taking a trip to the bi-monthly Irene Market, or taking a walk across the road to Irene Dairy Farm where you can have a picnic lunch under the giant, ancient oak trees,” Beukes said.

She said another highly recommended visit for the children was the cow milking at the dairy. “There’s a unique viewing gallery at the farm providing for an interesting afternoon of fun and learning.”

The on-site cinema also runs again on Saturday night, giving parents another blissful night off. On Sunday it’s family breakfast again with the kids’ entertainment available until 14h00.

Kamersvol Geskenke Market is coming to Irene – hope you are coming too!

24th Nov 2011 at 3:09 pm
Kamersvol is coming to Open Window in Irene, Pretoria
After a very successful 9th Cape Town Kamersvol Gesekenke Market, the Kamersvol TEAM is bringing this inspiring exhibition to Pretoria, 29 Nov – 3 Dec 2011. With more than 200 selected suppliers at our big exciting new premises, The Open Window School of Visual Communication, the festival promises local creativity, innovation and talent daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Click here for more info.
For a colorful taste, a look at photos of Kamersvol Market at Lourensford Wine Estate click here .
Tickets
Tickets at the door R45pp available, but you could purchase them in advance at Computicket to avoid long lines. Students and pensioners: R35 at the door. Children 18 and younger: free.
Tickets for the exclusive opening night on Nov. 28 is by invitation or advance available at Computicket at R150pp and includes wine, music and food.
Win! Win! Win!
Won 2 of 10 tickets to the exclusive opening night valued at R300.

Photographers: Win a R5000 gift voucher for any course at Open Window in our exciting photo competition! Click here to enter.
Creative inspiration for Open Window
Open Window maintains a Creative Jamboree at Kamersvol. Living free workshops from 1 – 3 Dec about photography, Photoshop, drawing, comics, movies and much more. Click here for more info . Book your place at shortcourses@openwindow.co.za .
Attend a full photography course for beginners on 29-30 Nov. Requirements: SLR camera (your own or rent at Open Window), and a passion for photography! Cost: R3000. For more information contact Thealani at 0126489200, 0126489200 or 0126489200 info@openwindow.co.za . Places are limited.
Get your tickets in advance: Click here for Computicket
Visit www.kamersvol.com for more info
Students & Pensioners Discount     •   www. Kamersvol. com

Irene Village Market – Christmas Market now on every Saturday until 17 Dec

23rd Nov 2011 at 9:37 pm

The Irene Village Market is an art market on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum. Held on the second and last Saturday of every month, the market offers ample guarded parking, safe kids’ entertainment, a fully-licensed tea garden, numerous food stalls and over 300 exhibits with wares ranging from art and craft to clothing, delicacies, antiques, flowers and curio. See the slide show for some of the products on offer.

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Where:              Smuts House Museum

When:                09:00 – 14:00 (See dates below)

Location:           Jan Smutslaan, IRENE  (GPS: S25o 53.362’  E28o 13.846’)

The Irene Village Market is an art market on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum. Held on the second and last Saturday of every month, the market offers ample guarded parking, safe kids’ entertainment, a fully-licensed tea garden, numerous food stalls and over 300 exhibits with wares ranging from art and craft to clothing, delicacies, antiques, flowers and curio.

The market, which has received many accolades from the likes of Getaway magazine, provides an environment bringing together artists and patrons alike while offering excellent family  entertainment and contributing to the rich historic and natural heritage of Irene village.

Only original art and craft are traded at the Irene Village Market. Exhibitors and their wares undergo a strict selection process.

The market is famous for its rustic, ‘old-world’ setting on the slopes of Smuts Hill, just a stone’s throw from the village of Irene on the banks of the Hennops River. Indeed, it is surrounded by vast indigenous grasslands through which meanders Smuts’ Nature Trail and where grow the likes of Aselepiadaccae and Crassulaecae, ancient perennials sprouting from underground tubers and bulbs.

During the months of November and December this market opens weekly to assist you in getting your Christmas Shopping in. Please see below calendar to when this market would be on.

Xmas Market Dates:

5, 12, 19, 26 November – Xmas Markets

3, 10, 16, 17 December – Xmas Markets

Picnics at the Irene Diary Farm – The farm in the City

23rd Nov 2011 at 12:39 pm

Enjoy a lazy afternoon at Irene Dairy Farm while the kids play on the jungle gym, if you did not order one of our custom made picnic baskets, feel free to walk around our Farm Shop and create your own picnic from our deli. You are more than welcome to bring your own blanket, but unfortunately we do not allow any food or beverages to be brought onto the farm.

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Click here for our custom made Picnic Menu

You may explore the farm, let the little calves give you a cow kiss and teach the city kids all about where milk comes from. Feel free to view the cows being milk between 14:00-15:00 daily, we have a special viewing deck specifically for the little ones.

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22nd Nov 2011 at 10:31 am

SAX Arena – News – EngineeringNews

21st Nov 2011 at 10:35 pm

SAX Arena – News – EngineeringNews.

Awards ceremony recognises  women’s contribution to  construction industry read more about these amazing woman, read more…

Win a stay at Irene Country Lodge worth R40 000 | WinStuff Competitions

21st Nov 2011 at 9:36 am

Win a stay at Irene Country Lodge worth R40 000 | WinStuff Competitions.

Bradley and Inneke wedding, Irene Country Lodge

20th Nov 2011 at 8:47 pm

ShapeMag | Win a luxury holiday worth R40 000 – ShapeMag

17th Nov 2011 at 10:53 am

ShapeMag | Win a luxury holiday worth R40 000 – ShapeMag.

Charity Spinathon at Southdowns Shopping Centre – Enter now and help us raise funds!!!

8th Nov 2011 at 11:04 pm
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Camdeboo Day Spa – The new summer promotions are now available…

7th Nov 2011 at 11:12 pm

Camdeboo Promotions

Sizzling Summer Promotions

October 2011 Newsletter

6th Nov 2011 at 11:27 pm

Our October 2011 Newsletter is out, please click here to view it, it is definitely a must to read…

Sizzling Hot Summer Promotions @ African Pride Irene Country Lodge & Spa

6th Nov 2011 at 11:15 pm

Current Promotions

Leisure Getaway Promotion
This leisure package allows you to build your own promotion if you wish to combine it with one of our Camdeboo Day Spa Package or just relax in the comfort of your room, you may do just that.  Read more…
R600.00 per person sharing per night
Book Now!!!
   
Spring into Summer Promotion
During today’s hectic lifestyle not everyone has the luxury of sneaking away for two nights; this amazing breakaway allows you to book just one night if your time is limited. This package includes luxury accommodation, with complimentary dinner and breakfast in our Meadow Green Restaurant, a refreshing arrival drink, complimentary golf at Centurion Country Club, a 10% discount at our Day Spa, late departure, a complimentary upgrade, and access to our on-site kids entertainment.
Read more…
R 999.00 per person per night.
Book Now!!!
Family Fun Promotion This amazing family package ensures that the little ones enjoy the weekend as much as Mom and Dad, with fun-filled days and the latest movie showing at night, it gives  you the evening off to relax and enjoy more adult company. This package includes the kids’ dinner, bed and breakfast as well as all onsite kids’ activities and for the adults it includes luxury accommodation with scrumptious full breakfast buffets. Read more…
R 999.00 per person per night.
Book Now!!!
Romantic Rendezvous Getaway Promotion This amazing romantic package not only focuses on all the best our property has to offer, but also includes dinner, bed, breakfast, a picnic under the oak tree and a rejuvenating spa package, ensuring that your weekend is spent relaxing and rejuvenating body, mind and soul. Read more…
R 1429.00 per person per night.
Book Now!!!

Things to do in around Irene:

Camdeboo Day Spa 

Meadow Green Restaurant

 

Kids’ Corner

Irene Diary Farm

Irene Market

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Picnics at the Irene Diary Farm – The farm in the City

6th Nov 2011 at 8:46 pm

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Click here for our custom make Picnic Menu

Enjoy a lazy afternoon at Irene Dairy Farm while the kids play on the jungle gym, if you did not order one of our custom made picnic baskets, feel free to walk around our Farm Shop and create your own picnic from our deli. You are more than welcome to bring your own blanket and/or camping chair, but unfortunately we do not allow any food or beverages to be brought onto the farm.

You may explore the farm, let the little calves give you a cow kiss and teach the city kids all about where milk comes from. Feel free to view the cows being milk 14:00-15:00 daily, we have a special viewing deck specifically for the little ones.

Send us your comments or queries please…

6th Nov 2011 at 6:17 pm

Exclusive: At Minister Mbalula’s 40th Celebration | SABC 3 Flash! live from SAX Arena.

4th Nov 2011 at 9:14 pm

Exclusive: At Minister Mbalula’s 40th Celebration | Just Curious.

SAX Arena host Fikile Mbalula and several other celebs last Saturday Night!

1st Nov 2011 at 5:04 pm

Fikile Mbalula party PHOTOS

31 Oct 2011 | Sowetan LIVE. Times. Photos by Lefty Shivambu | 89
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Even as a love scandal was breaking around his head, Minister of Sports
Fikile Mbalula was celebrating his 40th birthday on Saturday night in Centurion.
Top entertainers including Brandy and Keri Hilson performed for his guests. See
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SAX Arena hosts several celebrities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula must really like US R&B star Brandy Norwood. Just two months after bringing her to  the country to perform at the SA Sports  Awards, he’s brought her back at the weekend for his birthday party – along with another American R&B superstar, Keri Hilson.

Mbalula’s spokesman Paena Galane  said Brandy had promised to return for Mbalula’s 40th birthday  bash.

The celebrations were arranged for Saturday night because Mbalula’s real birthday, on April 8, clashed with preparations for May’s local government elections.

Galane said: “Keri Hilson is his favourite artist, but Brandy is a friend now and  has a special relationship with the minister, which is not commercial – she is  family”.

Party organiser Nadia Valente said only the hottest names in politics and entertainment cracked the nod for invites. On the guest list of invitees were Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former ANC chief whip  Tony Yengeni, United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa, billionaire  businessman Robert Gumede, Generations actress Winnie Modise, former Miss  SA Joan Ramagoshi, former Bafana Bafana players Lucas Radebe and Phil  Masinga and Orlando Pirates chairman  Irvin Khoza.

Purple, gold, black and white and royal  blue were all colours chosen for the decor.

Valente said “mostly sponsors and friends” of Mbalula were footing the bill –  and she declined to reveal who they were.

On the menu, starters included three bean salad, roasted beetroot and orange salad with feta and pine nuts, sun-dried tomato and rocket salad with a basil dressing on a bed of penne pasta.

The main course included pap and chakalaka, Cape Malay chicken curry, lamb shank, butternut pasta and African  baked trout with chakalaka.

Desserts include malva pudding, chocolate brownies, milk tarts, ice cream and fruit.

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