Nestling in the historic village of Irene, the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection, is centrally located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a mere twenty-five minute drive from Johannesburg International Airport.
The Meadow Green Restaurant boasts exquisite culinary creations carefully prepared by some of the country's finest chefs with buffet lunches available on Sundays, or the Lakeside Country Kitchen serves an a la carte light meal and snack menu available from 9 am daily with buffet lunches available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sundowners at the gazebo, bathed in gentle sunlight, lend a tranquil touch to the already magical surroundings.
Restore body and mind by exploring the Hennops River hiking trail or the variety of wildlife in the Zwartkops Nature Reserve. The Irene area offers excellent golfing opportunities, with two adjacent 18 hole golf courses, and is in close proximity to the Centurion Cricket Stadium where international cricket matches are regularly hosted.
Other activities in the area include tennis, squash and a gymnasium. Shopping centres in the area include Southdowns, Irene Village Mall and Centurion Mall.
All 74 en-suite rooms have been gracefully designed in variations of English Country Manor style.
All room face onto the lake, and are equipped with modern day creature comforts such as 24 hour room service, wireless internet access, direct telephone dialling, DSTV satellite television, mini bars, 16 hour restaurant services plus an unmatched environment, where one finds oneself surrounded by many species of birds.
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Directions For Drivers
From O.R. Tambo Airport (off-peak periods): Take the R21 from O.R. Tambo Airport towards Pretoria. Take the M31 off-ramp onto Nellmapius Drive, Irene. At the stop street, turn left onto Nellmapius Drive. Carry on with Nellmapius Drive, under a bridge to a 4-way stop street. Go over the stop street and carry on towards a roundabout - Irene Dairy will be on your left-hand side. Carry on straight; Irene Country Lodge is approximately 50m on the right hand side after the roundabout.
Directions from O.R. Tambo Airport (peak periods): Take the R21 from the airport towards Pretoria. Take the Ben Schoeman Highway (N1) split road to your left towards Johannesburg. Take the second off-ramp - John Vorster Drive. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right. Carry on with John Vorster Drive over 3 traffic lights towards Irene. At the 4th set of traffic lights, turn left. There will be a golf course on the left-hand side. Irene Country Lodge is situated approximately 900m on the left hand side.
Directions from Johannesburg: Take the Ben Schoeman Highway (N1) from Johannesburg towards Pretoria. Take the Pietersburg Highway split. Take the first off-ramp - John Vorster Drive and follow the directions as above.