Welcome to the Irene Dairy Farm


A Farm in the City since 1895

Irene Dairy Farm

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A working dairy farm in the city is not something one would expect to find nowadays. Situated in the heart of Gauteng, in the beautiful village of Irene, the Van der Byl family (now in their fifth generation) have generously welcomed locals and visitors from afar, on to their farm for many years – allowing young and old to enjoy the dairy farm experience without having to leave the city.

With its rustic farm feel, Irene Dairy Farm has never lost its old-world charm although it has expanded and developed its offerings over the years. Two restaurants on-site (The Barn Restaurant and The Deck), a great kiddies playground and areas to stroll around whilst enjoying the farm animals in beautiful surrounds make it a memorable family day out. If you are looking for farm style, home baked goodness and fresh farm milk, then a visit to The Dairy Shop situated at the entrance to the farm is a must. In addition to this, it’s a wonderful venue for weddings, kiddies parties and special occasions.

Apart from the family attraction, Irene Dairy Farm is a practical venue for corporates too. Our conference facilities include a well-equipped conference venue, seating for up to 100 people and delicious food from The Barn Restaurant. Please feel free to browse the various options available on our website and do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to book or require further information.

Other attractions in the area include a stroll across the road to African Pride Irene Country Lodge, where one can enjoy a fine dining experience at Meadow Green Restaurant which overlooks a large tranquil dam rich in bird life, the Smuts House Museum, Rietvlei Nature Reserve and golf at Irene Country Club to name a few.

The Van der Byl family have been instrumental in preserving the farm and village feel Irene offers and we hope you enjoy exploring the farm as much as we enjoy sharing it with you.


Irene Dairy Farm is a cashless environment. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Only food and beverages purchased The Dairy Shop or Restaurants may be consumed on the farm.