Fountain of Life

26th Sep 2014 at 5:00 pm

As most of our visitors at the Irene Dairy Farm already know the collections from our Fountain of life are donated to the Tshwane SPCA.

For the month of August an astounding total of R2922.40 was collected and donated to this cause.

Help us BEAT this amount this month by coming and making your wish!

We hope all your wishes come true.

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Luxury has a new definition!

16th Sep 2014 at 5:27 pm

African Pride- Irene Country Lodge offers Luxury accommodation in the heart of Gauteng; South Africa’s Economic Capital, in the historical village of Irene, Centurion. This luxury upmarket hotel now boasts with 75 spacious bedrooms and conference facilities that have recently undergone a phenomenal refurbishment.

The newly renovated hotel rooms are elegantly designed each with its own balcony or patio with breath-taking views overlooking the lake. The design is modern contemporary, offering the charm and warmth of a countryside manor, but reflecting a unique South African flavour.

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The hotel rooms all in excess of sixty square meters situated on 60 hectares of open land.

All rooms boast magnificent views of either the forest or the bird sanctuary home to some 140 bird species. The room configuration consists of 10 Luxury King Rooms opening onto a patio with a stunning view of the lush, green meadow. The 47 Deluxe King Rooms are elegantly designed all with a balcony or patio with a breath-taking view overlooking the lake. The hotel boasts 14 Superior King Rooms hidden away in our amazing natural Camdeboo Forest. The loft superior rooms are double volume designed to delight the senses.

 

African Pride Irene Country Lodge also offers superb conference facilities set in this calm and relaxed countryside in Centurion. The conference facilities can facilitate events from 2 to 140 delegates.

A new addition to the conference venues is the newly designed and renovated Boardroom en Suite. This combines luxury accommodation with executive boardroom facilities seating a maximum of 12 GUESTS. This multifunctional boardroom suite can be used either for executive meetings or as an executive suite boardroom catering to the high end traveler or head of state requirement to meet in the convenience and safety of the executive suite.

 

The hotel’s experienced team delivers a highly professional and seamless service. The hotel also has a fine dining restaurant, function and wedding venues, and also boasts the Award Winning Camdeboo Day Spa as well as the infamous historic operational Irene Dairy Farm right across the road.

Irene is a suburb of Centurion; but has become a business and leisure destination.

The hotel is conveniently situated between Midrand and Pretoria. Making the travel to the Union Buildings in Pretoria a mere 15 min drive away and the travelling to Sandton in Johannesburg a 20 min drive.

Centurion Gautrain station is situated at the Centurion Shopping Centre only a 5 min drive away.

The hotel offers transfers to the station as well as to the surrounding facilities of Southdown’s shopping centre and Centurion mall.

GET YOUR SKIN SUMMER READY…

19th Aug 2014 at 4:08 pm

Book your spot for only R150 pp to take part in the Beat Winter Skin Workshop exclusively at Camdeboo Day Spa. Including a luxuriously warm beverage, an informative BABOR talk as well as a mini BABOR facial including a dry skin changing mask treatment.

ENTER THE LUCKY DRAW and you could also stand a chance to WIN an additional BABOR Product with your purchase of any BABOR product on the day.

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Book Now – Email Spareservations@IreneCountryLodge.co.za or call on 012 667 6464

Paying it Forward

10th Jul 2014 at 12:02 pm

As an effort to help better the community that we live, some happy volunteers from Destination Irene joined hands and assisted the Potato Foundation with their “Spread the Soup” project.

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Just wanted to say a BIG thank you very much to everyone who contributed to our “Paying it Forward” effort it was a great day and the kids really enjoyed it!!

 

Help Us Save Lives!!!

27th Jun 2014 at 12:55 pm

To all those in the area who are willing and able to donate.

Please help us save lives.

DON’T LET LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF LIFE.

 

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Blood Drive: Irene Estate

Date:              Thursday, July 17, 2014

Venue:           Tent in Parking Area at the Irene Dairy Farm

Time:              13:00 to 16:00

 

 

 

 

Phomolong Gardens in Irene

16th May 2014 at 3:18 pm

“Phomolong” is the Irene Dairy Farm workers accommodation village, each staff member that exceeds a certain number of years working on the farm, gets the privilege to live in one of these 3 bedroom houses in the staff village.

Each year the owners of the farm run a little competition to where the gardens of the houses gets judged. Here is a show of the beautiful Gardens that were on show this year 🙂

Wow these are really beautiful!!!

 

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Our visitors keep our furry friends safe and warm

15th Mar 2014 at 1:10 pm

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In the spirit of giving….

7th Mar 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Irene Dairy Farm is proud to host the South African National Blood Service on Thursday 13 March 2014 between 10:00 and 13:00.

Join the Irene Estate blood drive and show that you care.

Blood Drive:    Irene Estate

Date:                  Thursday, March 13, 2014

Venue:              Irene Dairy Farm, Tent in Parking Area

Time:                 10:00 to 13:00

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A BIG thank you from Irene Homes and the SPCA

24th Feb 2014 at 9:04 am

Every month the coins from the Fountain of Life are collected and donated to the SPCA.

SPCA 2014 DL - JanFor the month of January an amount of R923.00 was collected and donated. We hope all who made a wish has their wishes come true.

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To all who have taken photos at the Irene Farm – I am sure you all know we ask for a donation towards the Irene Homes.

For the Month of January an amount of R11 350.00.

To all for your generous support we would like to say thank you.

“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

 

Fountain of Life Wishing Well at the Irene Dairy Farm

29th Jan 2014 at 11:04 am

The coins in our wishing well are collected on a daily basis by farm management, these coins are banked monthly for the SPCA.

To all who have contributed we hope all your wishes come true.Image

Don’t miss the Christmas Edition – The Stalls Night Market

12th Dec 2013 at 2:01 pm

Southdowns Shopping Centre excited to announce the Christmas Edition of The Stalls.

The Stall is a niche food and wine night market. For our Christmas market you can enjoy live entertainment by Hendrik Marxand.

Do your Christmas shopping in a vibrant atmosphere and great location for food lovers of all ages, providing a unique market experience.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there 🙂

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Only 3 More Days to go… Irene Primary Spring Carnival & Moonlight Fun Run

22nd Oct 2013 at 5:13 pm

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25 October 2013         15:30 – 20:30

26 October 2013         09:00 – 15:00

Free Entrance

AMUSEMENT RIDES
The ever popular amusement rides similar to Gold Reef City rides right here in your back yard and this year they have an even bigger variety with their latest addition of the “Dragon Roller Coaster”. So save that pocket money! Parents this is certainly a way to keep the little ones occupied for hours. Click here to read more…

Raffle & Tombola

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
We have two fun filled days planned from a clown show, as well as clowns on stilts doing some juggling and balloon sculpting and a live band filling the air with amazing sounds. Fashion Show, Karate Demonstration and the well-known EMC dancers, will keep the adults entertained all day.

Awesome Prizes to be won

FOOD STALLS
Feeling peckish, as well as all the wonderful sweets and treats, we have a wide variety of food stalls that include pancakes, donuts, burgers, hot dogs, etc… there’s sure to be something for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a vendor,  click here for application forms

FLEA MARKET
A variety of stalls available to ensure you roam around for hours, finding that perfect gift for someone special, including hand bags, art work, toys and many more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, click here for application forms

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MOONLIGHT FUN RUN

25 October

Irene Primary is proud to present and back by popular demand the MOONLIGHT FUN RUN, Through the beautiful village of Irene, join us for a lovely early evening run on 25 October 2013 you have plenty of time to get fit!
Race 1: 3 KM starts at 17:30             R 30 p.p.
Race 2: 8 KM starts at 18:00             R 40 p.p.
Click here for entry forms

Click here for the route map

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For more information please contact us on:
Irene Primary School, Bruce Rd, Irene, Gauteng
Tel:      012 667 1037
Email:  pta@ireneprimary.co.za
Web: www.ireneprimary.co.za
Follow us on www.facebook.com/IreneSpringCarnival

Only 3 More Days to go… Irene Primary Spring Carnival & Moonlight Fun Run

17th Sep 2013 at 10:27 am

iconsetc-facebook-logo-squareCarnival Header1Spring Carnival Market:

25 October 2013         15:30 – 20:30

26 October 2013         09:00 – 15:00

Free Entrance

AMUSEMENT RIDES
The ever popular amusement rides similar to Gold Reef City rides right here in your back yard and this year they have an even bigger variety with their latest addition of the “Dragon Roller Coaster”. So save that pocket money! Parents this is certainly a way to keep the little ones occupied for hours. Click here to read more…

Raffle & Tombola

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
We have two fun filled days planned from a clown show, as well as clowns on stilts doing some juggling and balloon sculpting and a live band filling the air with amazing sounds. Fashion Show, Karate Demonstration and the well-known EMC dancers, will keep the adults entertained all day.

Awesome Prizes to be won

FOOD STALLS
Feeling peckish, as well as all the wonderful sweets and treats, we have a wide variety of food stalls that include pancakes, donuts, burgers, hot dogs, etc… there’s sure to be something for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a vendor,  click here for application forms

FLEA MARKET
A variety of stalls available to ensure you roam around for hours, finding that perfect gift for someone special, including hand bags, art work, toys and many more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, click here for application forms

Fun Run Header

MOONLIGHT FUN RUN

25 October

Irene Primary is proud to present and back by popular demand the MOONLIGHT FUN RUN, Through the beautiful village of Irene, join us for a lovely early evening run on 25 October 2013 you have plenty of time to get fit!
Race 1: 3 KM starts at 17:30             R 30 p.p.
Race 2: 8 KM starts at 18:00             R 40 p.p.
Click here for entry forms

Click here for the route map

Fun Run e-flyer NewCarnival Flyer A

For more information please contact us on:
Irene Primary School, Bruce Rd, Irene, Gauteng
Tel:      012 667 1037
Email:  pta@ireneprimary.co.za
Web: www.ireneprimary.co.za
Follow us on www.facebook.com/IreneSpringCarnival

Irene Country Club – Cricket Potjie Kos Competition

6th Sep 2013 at 3:39 pm

Saturday 7 September 2013

Irene Country Club 

9:00 – 17:00

We would love to bring your family to come taste some of the delicious potjies being prepared by our participants.

Additional:
• Flea market
• Kiddies play area
• Tickets for sale : R30 for 1 Meal (tasting of 1 x potjie), R50 for 2, R70 for 3. (pap and rice supplied by ICC)
• Live music
• Beer garden
• Prizes up for grabs for the best tasting, the most original stand, etc.

Secretaries Day – 4 September 2013

4th Aug 2013 at 10:26 pm

Secretaries Day Card FrontSecretaries deserves the best for all the heartache they are faced with during the year, so this day should be dedicated to them. Well we at Camdeboo Day Spa agrees, so herewith our suggestions.

Secretary Section:

We have tried to simplify the process for you, the link below takes you to our Secretaries Day Card, which has been design for you to merely print both sides on one page, fold and place on your bosses desk. This way he/she will just have to tick and sign and done you will receive a wonderful day at Camdeboo Day Spa to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Secretaries Day Card

Bosses Section:

If you are already a wonderful boss who is looking for a magnificent gift or treat to give to your Secretary this year, look no further as we have the answer for you, merely complete the below mentioned Bosses order form and we will gladly do the rest for you.

Bosses order form

Irene Dairy Farm host Tshwane Animal Health Launch held by TIA

3rd Oct 2012 at 4:35 pm

 DAFF Deputy Minister, Derek Hanekom and TIA CEO, Simphiwe Duma attended the launch of the Tshwane Animal Health Cluster today at the Irene Dairy Farm. The Technology Innovation Agency and its key partners in the national system of innovation or NSI as they are known selected the Farm venue to bring through the animal theme.

The Irene Dairy Farm has been transformed for the arrival of these important GUESTS and a hype of activity has been booked from Zulu Dancers to the amazing three tenors performing later in the day.

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Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus beats the best in Joburg at Taste of Joburg

1st Oct 2012 at 2:55 pm

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel General Manager is very proud of his TEAM.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that the AP Melrose Arch TEAM – led by Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus won the best dish of the competition! Our winning dish was a Kudu Wellington with baby spring vegetables and a port jus.” says a  very proud General Manager Jean-Claude McMenamin this morning to his collegues in the Protea/African Pride Hotel Group.

“There were over 22,000 people at the show, and 14 of Johannesburg’s top restaurants participated. To note we beat competitors of the caliber of recent Master Chef host Andrew Atkinson.” says McMenamin

The winning TEAM!

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus understands the good life and the cuisine that goes with it. He has spent most of his working life in 5-star hotels and restaurants, creating dishes that are culinary works of art.

Hanroe has for the past two years overseen 5 food outlets in the hotel, including the 100-seater fine dining restaurant March.

He qualified as a chef in 2005, and immediately found his dream job at the exclusive Kuname River Lodge just a short drive away from Tzaneen.

In 2009 he relocated to Johannesburg where he became Executive Chef at St Andrew’s Boutique Hotel with its 80-seater fine dining restaurant Trents, then he moved on to become Executive Chef of moyo Fountains Valley in Pretoria, before taking over the kitchens of African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel.

Hanroe has demonstrated his culinary mastery through the creation of such dishes as Cauliflower and Truffle Soup and Cumin Dusted Seabass, served on a carrot and spring onion rosti with a citrus cream sauce.”


The winning DISH!

 

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

The March Restaurant at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel offers guests a truly sensual dining experience. A world-class dining experience, where decor meets a whimsical fusion of intercontinental flavours and cooking techniques, designed with the ultimate dining experience in mind. The clean lines and spacious layout of the March Restaurant are sophisticated elegance personified. The superb menu defies categorization and instead provides diners with a fusion of exotic tastes from around the world. Elegant and sumptuous, the March Restaurant is a sensually addictive dining experience.”

Wheeling in the big fish – 15 September 2012

14th Sep 2012 at 2:44 pm

Following on last year’s success, African Pride Irene Country Lodge in Pretoria will once again host the Ramcats Men in Wheelchairs fishing tournament on 15 September 2012.Ramcats, an organisation launched in 2002, is involved in various events regarding the disabled, focusing on people in wheelchairs. Derived from the Afrikaans word “ramkats”, which means an adventurous, brave and sometimes naughty boy, Ramcats assists wheelchair-bound people to enjoy the outdoors in a safe wheelchair-friendly environment.“The celebration of fishing is more than just a sport; it is a wonderful playground where people with differences meet with the resultant effect of feeling good and making a difference. Our members want to be included in society and desire an active outdoor lifestyle,” says Ramcats organiser Gerard Smal.

The inland dam at the lodge is teeming with fish, which due to the excellent habitat have rapidly grown in numbers. The dam has various fish species including Carp, Lowveld Large-scale Yellow fish, Branded Tilapia, Redbreast Tilapia and Mozambique Tilapia. Last year’s winner of this “Catch And Release” event managed to land a whopping 10.5kg Carp.

“This is a great initiative and we are proud to be associated with this tournament which provides these men with an opportunity to share in this wonderful sport while also enjoying the beauty of nature at this magnificent and serene lodge,” says sales and marketing executive for African Pride Hotels Robyn Ward.

Last year the tournament attracted 40 participants and this year 50 fishermen are expected. Participants are from across Gauteng, Northwest and Limpopo.

“This activity brings people together and introduces new beginnings as a therapy to recover and rekindle feelings of wellness” concludes Smal.

Thank you Susan Reynard for this post: http://www.hotelandrestaurant.co.za/tourism/wheeling-in-the-big-fish/

Women’s Conference this weekend hosted by 3C Ministries in Irene

3rd Sep 2012 at 10:12 pm

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