African Pride Irene Country Lodge

There are numerous advantages to choosing African Pride Irene Country Lodge for an overnight stay. For starters, it’s centrally located between Johannesburg and Pretoria and just 25 minutes from O R Tambo International Airport. Secondly, the hotel’s website proudly states that the lakeside views could “rival most paintings” and our team affirmed that this was true. Thirdly, the staff are friendly and the service unsurpassed.

As well as its spacious and luxurious accommodation, this lodge also boasts fine dining, a spa and a wedding venue. Over and above this, it is an ideal setting for conferences and meetings. There’s a 24-hour front desk and rooms face the aforementioned lake, which made for Instagrammable views from Team #FinishTime’s windows. The Lodge boasts a wide variety of amenities, including free WiFi, fitness and wellness centres, a bar and tea and coffee makers in every room.

The suites have sophisticated furnishings and attractive decor.

Our team loved the ambience of the rooms, which are imbued with richly textured fabrics and wooden furniture that live up to the name of “African Pride”. Members of our team commented that with Rietvlei Nature Reserve and Luton Valley Bird Sanctuary nearby, they would love to come back to African Pride Irene Country Lodge with more time to spare to explore the area. We can definitely recommend this lodge if you’re looking for accommodation in Pretoria, whether it’s for a race, a holiday or a business trip.