“The Stall” Night Markets at Southdowns Centre

6th Feb 2014 at 2:26 pm

The Stall

To all of you who have been missing out on “The Stall” night market at Southdowns, here are the dates for the next few months for you to diarise!

27 February,

27 March,

24 April,

29 May, and

26 June.

Be sure not to miss out 🙂

And to anyone interested in exhibiting you are welcome to contact Stalls organiser, Gareth Christie on 072 155 3924

 

Valentine at Destination Irene!

4th Feb 2013 at 8:46 am
 happy-valentines-day-wallpaper-03 Ready to travel down the winding oak avenues of Irene, here lies your premier getaway destination, right in the heart of Gauteng and it’s full of love this Valentine’s Month. We certainly have an array of wonderful ideas for you to spoil your loved one this February.
 AP ICL logo For you and your Valentine, African Pride Irene Country Lodge is running the Romantic Rendezvous promotion any day of the week throughout February. Enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet, a five course dinner, a picnic lunch under the oak tree and a rejuvenating spa package. Read more…
 C  Camdeboo Day Spa is running for Valentine’s month a Romantic Scents promotion. A 45 minute luxurious scented candle back massage, sweet -delights a glass of “bubbly” and a personal gift per couple.Health Spa Members can book their valentine package via Healthspas.co.za. to earn more benefits. Read more…Or join in on their Yoga for Pairs. This session is suitable for all levels, it is filled with fun, laughter and opportunity to share priceless moments with your loved one. Read more…

Camdeboo Day Spa also offers a special range of gift vouchers which at an additional fee can be boxed wrapped, added a gift and get it delivered right to your door step. Read more…

 Meadow Green Logo  So you’ve dozed in luxury, loosened up in spa style and now you need to eat, right? Yes! And for that, theMeadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge has a special Valentine’s Day dinner.Come and indulge your love for your other half and your love for food with an intimate Valentine’s Day Dinner.

A glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by an exotic five course meal served under the stars, will set the idyllic Valentines mood as Kirsten Watkins’ soft saxophone serenades conduct the romance in the air. Read more…

 Logos - FARM  Further down the lane, the Irene Dairy Farm’s Barn restaurant has specially created lavish Valentine’s Day Breakfast Buffets available every Saturday and Sunday for the whole month of February.Also available on Thursday 14 February 2013, however bookings are essential. Read more…The Irene Dairy Farm’s Deck Restaurant offers alternatively to spend a few precious moments on their deck watching the sun go down. Enjoying a biltong or cheese platter for two including a glass of bubbly. Read more…

The Farm shop on the Irene Diary Farm has its very own Valentine’s Day corner this month. Offering an array of heartwarming gifts to show your appreciation to your other half. Read more…

 irene_market_logo  My favorite market, The Irene Market, offers a special Valentine Themed Market on the 9th of Feb to buy your ideal gift. Read more…
  header02 Then the Irene Village Mall celebrates by you falling in love with fashion at Old Khaki this month of love! Open an Old Khaki account between 18 January 2013 and 24 February 2013 and you could win R5000 in Old Khaki vouchers! Read more…
 430743_10152262533105099_1787325724_a  Last but not least the Southdowns Mall offer you to fall in love with Village Trading Co this Valentine’s Day. Take a quick look at a couple of great idea’s you can spoil your Valentine with. Read more…The destination Irene is nestled between the sprawling cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Irene is old-style charm in the heart of Gauteng. So take the time to take a trip to this wonderful destination this Valentine!

Irene Market voted best weekend market in Jozi

21st Aug 2012 at 4:30 pm

Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market

You voted for your top weekend markets in Jozi and we set about putting them to the test to see which one stood out above the rest. See if your favourite weekend market was voted Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market!
Who was in the running?

– Neighbourgoods Market

– Irene Village Market
– Jozi Food Market
– Market on Main
– Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

As vetted by our panel the results for Joburg’s Choice of Best Weekend Market are as follows:

3. Irene Village Market:

Located on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum, about 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg, the Irene Village Market is a great place for a family outing. Held on the second and last Saturday of every month, the market offers ample guarded parking, safe kids’ entertainment, a tea garden, numerous food stalls and over 300 exhibits with wares ranging from art and craft to clothing, delicacies, antiques, flowers and curio.

2. Neighbourgoods Market:

Neighbourgoods is a super popular Saturday hangout, and for very good reason! The food market serves up delicious fare and you’ll always find something to take home with you in your handbag/pocket. Grab a delicious cocktail or a craft beer and spend the afternoon being chic and stylish on the roof of the market.

1. Market on Main:

Market on Main came out top of the pops with all 3 judges in our panel. We loved the layout of the market and the general vibe is unlike any market in Jozi. There’s just so much to see and do at Market on Main – from the food market (with its mouthwateringly tasty eats), to the art exhibition, to salsa dancing on the roof – you can spend a whole day exploring its every nook and cranny.

We also tried:

Jozi Food Market

Our panel also paid a visit to the Jozi Food Market and we were particularly underwhelmed. The outdoor artisans’ market offers fresh food to customers as an alternative to the canned, preservative filled produce on supermarket shelves. However the market misses the mark when compared to the other ultra-slick operations we visited. It feels thrown together and doesn’t have the same pizzazz as our top 3 contenders.

Thank you Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson for protecting our Irene Trees!

28th Jul 2012 at 1:21 pm

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to declare a list of particular trees “Champion Trees” as protected under Section 12 (1) (a) and (b) of the National Forests Act, 1998. This list includes the existing list of declared Champion Trees as well as new nominations.

Eucalyptus Rooibloekom
(River red gum)
Location
Irene Farm Estate, Pretoria,
Gauteng
S25.87917
E28.212216

Estate land, parts of which were bought by prominent South African figures such as General Jan Smuts, with a variety of trees planted since the late 19th century.

Read full article, click here… 

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

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