South African Hotels

African Pride Irene Country Lodge

Nellmapius Drive
Irene 0062
Greater Johannesburg/Pretoria
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Irene Country Lodge is in the quaint village of Irene connecting South Africa's major business hubs of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The lodge is an exclusive country retreat can be reached from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport within about 22 minutes. This five-star African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection establishment is surrounded by peace and tranquillity in a beautiful natural setting making for a great getaway destination. Each hotel room opens to a patio which overlooks the farm and the outdoor swimming pool.

The lodge features 123 spacious luxurious rooms which are designed with African mahogany wood furniture. The fabrics in earthy tones create a warm ambience, reminiscent of a countryside manor but offering a uniquely South African flare.


Lodge guests may enjoy Spa which is complete with sensation showers, sauna, steam room and heated jacuzzi. The fully equipped gym offers fitness enthusiasts a chance to keep up their daily exercise routine.


  • Fitness in the gym
  • Swimming pool and sun lounge area
  • Bird watching
  • Walking trails
  • Camdeboo Day Spa with Sensation Showers, Sauna, Steam Room, Heated Jacuzzi.

Facilities & Services

During their stay at Irene, guests have access to the swimming pool as well as the gym facilities at the hotel. Convenient services are provided to make for a most comfortable and relaxed stay.

Facilities and services:

  • Complimentary use of the aqua facilities including a Gym
  • Complimentary parking facilities close to your room
  • Complimentary newspaper every morning
  • Complimentary Wireless internet (max 100MB)
  • Laundry services
  • Business Centre.

The well-known Meadow Green Restaurant serves stunning and delicious culinary creations, prepared by some of the country's finest chefs. The three bars offer refreshments as well as cocktails which can be enjoyed indoors or overlooking the lake.


  • The Meadow Green Restaurant
  • 3 Bar facilities (Indoor, Cocktail and Lakeside)
  • In-room dining.


It is at the lodge where old-world charm is combined with modern convenience, making for a fantastic conference venue in a beautiful setting. Latest conference facilities, unsurpassed luxury, and excellent service guarantee a successful and memorable event for guests and delegates. The SAX Arena joined the Conference Center at the lodge in offering a unique and convenient location for many different functions. The standard conference package includes a screen, whiteboard, data projector, flip chart as well as an overhead projector.

Nearby attractions

Due to its proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, the lodge is surrounded by attractions which lie in the vicinity of this beautiful country retreat. Attractions such as The Smuts House Museum which is the house of General Jan C. Smuts, Centurion Country Golf Club, the Irene Country GC and the Rietvlei Nature Reserve (safari drives and nature walks).

The Irene Village Market, the Irene Dairy Farm (the farm where you can buy fresh products ), the Centurion Virgin Active gym facilities, the Pretoria Zoo, as well as Splash (water world park).

Below detailed information about the African Pride Irene Country Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone

Spa Facilities

Camdeboo Day Spa and Restaurant

This Wellness Center can be found in the farm building within the Lodge grounds. Guests at the Spa will experience nothing but the best from the staff here as attention to detail is one of the primary objectives as well at the invitation satisfaction. 

Some of the treatments include; organic skin care, vegan nail polishes and pure sea salt to full cream cocoons from the renowned Dairy Farm.

Spa Facilities:

  • 3 Treatment Rooms
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • Sensation Showers
  • 1 Double Treatment Suit
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Manicure & Pedicure Lounge
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Change Rooms
  • Relaxation Areas
  • Steam Room
  • Juice Bar
  • Sauna
  • Cafe

Guests can explore the Hennops River hiking trail or see the different wildlife in the Zwartkops Nature Reserve.
Spa treatments

Camdeboo Day Spa and Restaurant

  • 3 Treatment Rooms
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • Sensation Showers
  • 1 Double Treatment Suite
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Manicure & Pedicure Lounge
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Change Rooms
  • Relaxation Areas
  • Steam Room
  • Juice Bar
  • Sauna
  • Cafe

Enjoy a great workout in the gym.


The Lodge has a outdoor swimming pool which provides comfortable lounge chairs upon the sun deck.

Conference Venues at Irene Country Lodge

The Lodge has both indoor and outdoor conference venues that include the following:

Included in a standard conference package are:

  • Screen
  • Whiteboard
  • Data Projector
  • Flip chart
  • Overhead Projector
  • Dance Floor

Indoor Conference and Event Venues:

  • Lake View Boardroom
  • Executive suites
  • Meadows
  • Executive Boardroom
  • Library Room
  • St. Andrews

Outdoor Conference and Event Venues

  • Ponds
  • Fire Pit
  • Oak Trees
  • Gazebo
  • Fountains View
  • Nomadic Tent
  • Kingfisher Marquee
  • Gardens
SAX Arena

This nearby Conference Center offers additional facilities to the Lodge's and is located close to the Southdowns College which overlooks the Irene Dairy Farm. The SAX is only a few minutes away from the N1, and measures 801 square meter and includes a stage which can seat up to 680 plus people.


  • Full liquor license
  • Satellite kitchen
  • Effective sound-proofing (with no noise restrictions)
  • Parking spaces for 600 cars
  • Back-up generator: there will never be power outages during a function

The venue hire of the SAX Arena includes:

  • Use of the venue for duration of 8 hours (after hours and overtime hours are available on request)
  • Tables and chairs set up in your desired arrangement
  • All in-house equipment: state-of-the-art sound, lighting and data projector with a 7,5 x 4,5 m screen
  • A qualified Audio and Visual technician specialized in our range of equipment will be present at your functions

Physical address:

John Vorster Drive (next to Southdowns College)
Irene 0062
South Africa

Directions from the N1:

  • Take the John Vorster off ramp.
  • Turn right if you’re coming from Johannesburg and left if from Pretoria.
  • Drive straight along John Vorster Drive until you see the bright red-and-white lettering of SAX Arena.
  • You’ll drive past Southdowns Shopping Center on your way to the Arena.

Directions from OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport:

  • Take the R21 from OR 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 traffic circle.
  • Go straight over this and the next traffic circle. Carry on until the next robots at the intersection of John Vorster and Nellmapius Drives.
  • Turn left onto John Vorster Drive. Continue past Southdowns Shopping Center until the traffic circle, where you will see the entrance to SAX Arena.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The Rooms at this Hotel have been designed on an English Country Manor style. The Hotel features rooms that promote good taste finished with original wooden furniture and bold fabrics. The Rooms consist of the following:

  • Lake Facing view
  • En suite bathrooms
  • 24 hour room service
  • WiFi
  • Direct telephone dialing
  • DSTV satellite TV
  • Mini bars

All rooms were carefully decorated by an experienced and local interior decorator where they have focused on a classical, stylish feel which features lots of different elements that reflect this country's uniqueness. They also wanted to incorporate a theme that would reflect the ambiance of the local dairy farm in the Irene area therefore some local décor accessories were used in the rooms with furniture pieces that were made to suit the style of the Lodge.

Single Room R2110
Double Room R2580

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The Irene Lodge is really a unique country getaway that offered me a a haven of peace and tranquillity.

The Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene offers some of the most exquisite culinary creations, i was blown away.



Great recommendation. Thanks. Broke up a tedious business trip with some decent R&R. Great place.

















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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.876000

Longitude: 28.211050


Directions from:
OR Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

1. Head south 550 m
2. Take the 2nd right 350 m
3. Take the ramp to Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21 220 m
4. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21 and merge onto Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21 600 m
5. Take the exit onto R21 32.2 km
6. Take exit 12-Centurion for M31 toward Nellmapius Dr/Irene 750 m
7. Turn left at Nellmapius Dr/M31 (signs for Irene) Continue to follow M31 4.9 km
8. Turn right 45 m
9. Turn right 150 m
10. Turn left 29 m

Irene Country Lodge
391 Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Greater Johannesburg/Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.