Irene Dairy Farm is a picturesque, old-style functioning dairy farm that has been in practice since 1895, nestled between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Visitors can either watch cows roam the pastures and visit the calves, shop at The Dairy Shop or have lunch at the Deck or the Barn restaurant. The large gardens, jungle-gym, tractor displays and roaming cows also provide ample entertainment for children.
The Dairy Shop sells certified raw milk (one of the last places to do so) that is produced right on the Irene Farm, as well as a wide range of cheeses, cakes, rusks and other fresh fare.
The Deck and the Barn Restaurants both serve a wide variety of freshly-made breakfast and lunch options. The Barn Restaurant, situated in one of the original farm barns, also serves breakfast and lunch buffets every weekend.
In addition, the Barn boasts a 100-seat conference and function venue, perfect for weddings, year-end functions and staff parties.
Venue: Irene Dairy Farm, Nellmapius Dr, Irene, Gauteng
Time: Farm 8am to 6pm | The Barn Restaurant Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm , Sat & Sun 8am to 4pm, closed between 11am & noon Sat, Sun & Public Holidays | The Deck Restaurant 8am to 5.30pm | The Dairy Shop 8am to 6pm
Cost: Free entry, no cash accepted.