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AROUND THE

Iris

Retreat

Let The Children Play

When I was growing up as an only child, I entertained myself for hours on end.  I would play in a world of my own, without any sort of aids, blissfully unaware of anything else.  Be it a stick or a stone, or running water of any kind.  Now, as a middle aged lady I often wonder why I never see kids playing as I once did.  

 

On my property, the kids or even the young at heart, can immerse themselves in our natural bush setting, actually get dirty and play like we once did.  There is an abundance of natural bush, without anything dangerous to worry about.  Kids can spend hours in our bamboo forest, become a hunter gatherer, or whatever their little minds can conjure up.  They can even make their own raft or fishing line.  Best of all we want to build a small dam on our river frontage, and we need some help.  The only requirements are some little hands, some old clothes and a pair of boots!

 

So if your son (or daughter) would like to connect to nature, bring them to Iris Retreat for a taste of how life used to be when we were young.

Picnic by the River

We can organise a lovely picnic basket for 2 on our property. Goodies include

Pate and fresh crusty bread

Fresh strawberries (seasonal) and creme

A selection of crackers and cheese

A selection of cold meats

A bottle of white wine 

Use of Wooden basket, blanket, utensils, glasses,  napkins etc.

PRICE : RANDS 650 for 2 guests.

Contact: Christine 076 777 9805

Picnic by the River

We can organise a lovely picnic basket for 2 people on our property. Goodies include

Pate and fresh crusty bread

Fresh strawberries (seasonal) and creme

A selection of crackers and cheese

A selection of cold meats

A bottle of white wine 

Use of Wooden basket, blanket, utensils, glasses,  napkins etc.

Contact: Christine 076 777 9805

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

One of Skeerpoorts quintessential landmark, this lovely cheese farm is family run in 1994. Annelies Van Gaalen moved to Skeerpoort in 1990 from the Netherlands and saw the need to produce good cheese. Enjoy a lovely day out and lunch on the farm. Book in advance especially on weekends. 

Contact Cel : 083 226 7834 

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

One of Skeerpoorts quintessential landmark, this lovely cheese farm is family run in 1994. Annelies Van Gaalen moved to Skeerpoort in 1990 from the Netherlands and saw the need to produce good cheese. Enjoy a lovely day out and lunch on the farm. Book in advance especially on weekends. 

Contact Cel : 083 226 7834 

Whats Happening in

Harties and Skeerpoort

Things to do

Nearby facilities and attractions include restaurants, Lion Park, Elephant & Bushbaby Sanctuary, a choice of 5 golf courses, flea markets,hot air ballooning, horse riding, walking and hiking trails, fishing, Aerial Cableway, etc.

Harties Market

Harties Market is an outdoor market that is perfectly perched below the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain, just outside Johannesburg. This outdoor market is set on rolling lawns, under the shade of large trees, creating an idyllic spot for groups of friends and family to get together on a Saturday morning and enjoy the fresh air of a South African day in Hartbeespoort, Gauteng.

WHEN? Every Saturday from 09h00 to 15h00.

HOW? Call +27 (0)72 073-2010

Dine at Die Ou Pastorie

Set in an 1880’s pastoral home, Die Ou Pastorie has a unique and serene ambiance, along with its exquisite setting in magnificent gardens at the foot of one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges. Guests are invite to dine between exploring one of the many pathways through the lush gardens, which are dotted with secluded groves.

The menu is in the style of traditional Italian and South African cuisine, with an emphasis on ‘slow food’ – made with love and attention! At lunch time there is a “bistro style” format, with a selection of simple foods, such as a choice of salads, meat from the grill, some vegetarian options and their famous, hearty pies.

On Sundays and public holidays, Die Ou Pastorie lunch buffet has to be experienced! It’s a feast, in anyone’s language, including an Italian twist on a few much-loved classics. The lunch buffet opens at 12h30, with a different menu each day comprising of 3 starters, 5 mains and 3 desserts, covering a wide variety of tastes.

Booking is recommended!

Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris

If you’re going to do it, do it in unassailable style with the acclaimed best in South Africa. Top class sunrise flights depart from Harrop's new traditionally exquisite and beautifully appointed Clubhouse Pavilion and Restaurant situated in the Magaliesberg River Valley.

It's sunrise. The silence is only punctuated by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. Picture yourself sipping champagne as you hover gently above the tree tops, or soar high above the mountain peaks. After landing savour a delectable breakfast.