Over the years Irene Farm has become a very popular location for various photo shoots. From family portraits to engagement shoots, we enjoy making our beautiful setting the perfect backdrop for such memories.
However, we do request that should your primary purpose of visiting our farm be for a pre-arranged photo shoot, then a monetary donation is to be made to Smuts House Museum in return.

Please follow these steps and we will email you your permit prior to your photo shoot. 

You can also call the office on 012 667 1000 or email us at:

The donation requirements are as follows:
Groups (such as family, model portfolios, engagement and maternity shoots) – R375-00 per photo shoot

Groups can be up to a maximum of 10 people. Bigger groups are allowed on the approval from the Managing Director and the donation will differ from the standard rate.

Matric farewell – R175-00 per couple. There is no charge for parents and family accompanying the couple on their photo shoot. No need to book for matric farewell – go directly to the Deli cashier on the day of your photoshoot and pay R175-00 per matric couple (only card payments allowed).

Student Photographer = R375-00 per photo shoot (Family, model portfolios, engagement, etc.)
Student Photographer = R175-00 per photo shoot (ONLY project related / Student card to be presented / only full-time students – not client related photos)
Please note that we do not allow wedding photo shoots at The Irene Farm.


Donations received are passed on to the Smuts House Museum and they utilise the much-needed funds for the upkeep and everyday expenses of the museum. Smuts House Museum is a very popular and historical tourist attraction in Irene.
Any photo shoot arrangements must be done in advance and we trust that all parties wanting to use our farm will respect this.

Management of covid-19 at Irene Farm

Upon entering the Irene Farm. Your health and wellbeing and that of our staff is our top priority. Due to the COVID-19 virus and to fully comply with the Disaster Management Act and Government regulations stipulated in the Government Gazette dated 18 March 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we have put in place the following health measures.

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that the health and safety of our guests and staff remains of paramount importance.  As part of our ongoing operations, we have a comprehensive set of cleaning protocols that are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to cleaning procedures. Our farm continues to comply with all company cleanliness standards in order to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19.

We have also implemented the following measures as per government directive:

Applying a sanitation procedure at the entrance of the restaurants
Monitoring of guest temperature upon arrival
Minimizing guest contact
Availability of hand sanitizers in all areas
Regular disinfection across public areas