Activities

Farm Activities

View the Cows Being Milked

Free of charge

View the cows being milked at the viewing gallery.
Across the road from Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®, Irene Farm offers a wonderful place to visit where dairy cows are milked daily and the local shop stocks an abundance of farm fresh delicacies.

Self-guided bird spotting walk

We pride ourselves with 65 different types of bird life and spotting the species becomes a lovely adventure.

Self-guided tour of the Irene Farm

Free of charge

A fun interactive lesson about the history as well as the cows on the farm. Use the visitor map to guide you, click here for the Irene Farm map…

Self-guided tree spotting walk

We pride ourselves with wide variety of trees, and learning about them becomes a lovely adventure. We also have a protected tree on the farm, click through to learn all about this amazing tree.

Irene Farm offers a wonderful place to visit where dairy cows are milked daily and the local shop stocks an abundance of farm fresh delicacies.

Float your boat

Bring your own or buy a boat at the onsite Deli

Assemble and paint a wooden boat. Then watch the boat go down the moat to the dam, catch it and start again. This is a great activity to see who paints the best as well as who can get their boat to go the fastest down the moat.

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.

Ride your Bicycles

Bring your bicycles for an afternoon or early morning ride on the Farm.

Take the afternoon to explore the beauty of the Irene Farm on your bicycles. There is no better way to spend your afternoon than a cycle on The Farm with the whole family. Stop for a coffee or ice cream at The Deli and enjoy this on our beautiful lawns while you take time out to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the property.

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.

Gin Experience

Perfectly paired to our relaxed farm atmosphere, The Barn Restaurant is now featuring in-house exclusive gins.

Including Inverroche Amber, Porkbush Gin, Bombay Sapphire and Musgrave Pink Gin, chat to your waiter about our featured gin of the month. Served with garnish and a tonic of your choice (tonic water, pink or blue tonic), it’s a refreshing way to end your time spent with us.

Milkshake Tasting

Try a taster of each of our 5 delicious flavours of gourmet milkshakes made from our own farm-fresh milk.

Named after the most common South African cow herds:
Friesland – Vanilla ice cream and crushed Oreos
Ayshire – Seasonal berries, honey and crushed macadamia praline
Nguni – Vanilla ice cream and Kit Kat
Afrikaner – Fudge, toffee sauce and marshmallows
Brahman – Iced hot chocolate and crushed peanut praline

R150 per person

Terms & Conditions Apply. Read more

Unfortunately, we are just too busy over the weekends to offer our amazing tastings and ensure a memorable experience. As a result, these amazing tastings can only be offered during weekdays and not on weekends or public holidays.

Bookings are essential – WhatsApp us to book now – https://wa.me/27665169586

Craft Beer Tasting

Try a taste of each of our 3 craft beers:

IRENE FARM LAGER
A soft, moderately rich malt flavour and aroma with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

DEVIL’S PEAK LAGER
A Local premium smooth, easy-drinking, crisp, impeccable, balanced lager.

F#K@F LAGER
A very delicate malt profile with an unobtrusive hop character and low level of bitterness.

R150 per person

Terms & Conditions Apply. Read more 

Unfortunately, we are just too busy over the weekends to offer our amazing tastings and ensure a memorable experience. As a result, these amazing tastings can only be offered during weekdays and not on weekends or public holidays.

Bookings are essential – WhatsApp us to book now – https://wa.me/27665169586

Gin Tasting

Taste and learn about the 3 Capital Gin flavours:

Alchemist: The word conjures up an image of a bustling chemist in a laboratory trying to create the elixir of immortality. The Alchemist has notes of cinnamon, cloves and roasted citrus. Spicy and vibrant, this gin is perfectly paired with Indian food.

Indigo: Tall dark and handsome, this gin reflects confidence and passion.  Flavoured with lavender and rosemary straight from the garden, it is balanced by notes of orange. This gin is big, bold and wonderful in gin-based cocktails.  The robust rosemary and orange flavours stand out wonderfully in a traditional G&T.

Pink Lady: Feminine and floral as she may seem, this Pink Lady can hold her own in any conversation. Flavoured with hibiscus and thyme out of the garden, it is perfectly balanced with vanilla. This is a sipping gin – soft and mellow with gentle grapefruit notes.

R200 per person

Terms & Conditions Apply. Read more

Unfortunately, we are just too busy over the weekends to offer our amazing tastings and ensure a memorable experience. As a result, these amazing tastings can only be offered during weekdays and not on weekends or public holidays.

Bookings are essential – WhatsApp us to book now – https://wa.me/27665169586

Pizza & Gourmet Milkshakes

Enjoy Pizzas and Gourmet milkshakes at the Barn Restaurant while visiting the Irene Farm. The loaded fries are a real treat too.

Taking its name from the original barn building, The Barn Restaurant offers intimate inside seating as well as outside seating under the old oak trees. The ultimate family hangout with a state of the art jungle gym, antique tractors for exploring and farm animals to see, parents get to relax whilst the kids are entertained.

Scones & Cream

Try the famous Scones served with Irene Farm Cream at the Barn Restaurant while visiting the Irene Farm. Great way to spend the afternoon.

Taking its name from the original barn building, The Barn Restaurant offers intimate inside seating as well as outside seating under the old oak trees. The ultimate family hangout with a state of the art jungle gym, antique tractors for exploring and farm animals to see, parents get to relax whilst the kids are entertained.

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