In the heart of Irene, one of the sweetest, most community-oriented towns in Gauteng, you’ll find the Irene Dairy Farm. The farm has been around since 1985 and has become quite the landmark in the area.

I’m not sure what took us so long, but Tyler and I finally paid the farm a visit this weekend – and I’m so glad we did!

It was bustling with families out for lunch – a really wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was so busy in fact that we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table at the Deck restaurant – we turned this wait into a happy occasion by getting ice cream cones to pass the time. I’m not sure if the ice cream is made at the farm, but holy moly – it was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had! We sat in the sun and watched the cows while we indulged in the dairy goodness.

The restaurant has a pretty standard menu of what looked to be some seriously impressive food, but we were just there for afternoon tea (or beer if you’re Tyler). I ordered ‘a scone’ to share – which actually comes as two scones on one plate, served with grated cheese, strawberry jam, and fresh cream straight from the farm. It was exceptional. The cream made my day! This is a bargain, by the way – it costs around R30.00 but you get two scones!

It was such a great afternoon of indulgence, followed by a walk around the farm to snap some pictures of all the things to see – cows, ducks, chickens and swans. There are a couple of jungle gyms as well, and plenty of grass to sit on. It’s the ideal spot for a quality family day out 🙂

Have you ever been to the Irene Dairy Farm? Did you have a really great experience too?