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A Place Of Peace And A Century Of History

The village of Irene was established and proclaimed a township in 1902.

Irene Security Village is a picturesque gem of a village to live in and within easy access to Johannesburg, Pretoria,  Centurion, Brooklyn, Krugersdorp, the airports (OR Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport) and the Gautrain.


Irene has the unique appeal of an established rural community, with a farm atmosphere of a working dairy. It is easily accessible to the PWV.

The Centurion CBD is 5 minutes away. The N1, N14 and R21 highways are easily reached offering access to Pretoria, Midrand and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria airport. The Centurion Gautrain Station only a few km’s away for easy public transit.

About Irene

IRENE-meaning Peace. The name given to a unique piece of the Highveld land in 1889. It was first proclaimed as a township in 1902.

The Irene Dairy is an integral part of the suburb, where one can stroll down to watch the cows being milked and depart with a bucket of milk and a tub of thick cream.

The village has beautiful big trees, large stands, abundant bird life and friendly people.

Visitors comment on the community spirit, which is best illustrated by the involvement of the School, Church and gatherings at the Oval.

Although Irene boasts state of the art modern homes, it still treasures the houses built in the early 19th century. Many of these are homes that have been impeccably restored to their former glory with their pressed ceilings, antique fireplaces and solid organ floors and doors.

The Irene lifestyle is ideal to raise children.

The Irene Oval is a place to play, fly kites and enjoy informal cricket and hockey matches. A meeting place for friends and often their dogs!
Irene reflects a place of harmonious co-existence between modern living and rural tranquillity.


The Irene Land Owners Association (ILA) is a section 21 non-profit company, with its main purpose to operate effective security surveillance, on behalf of the residents of Irene.

Irene is a gated community, surrounded by an electric fence. The village is patrolled 24 hours a day by security guards. There is a dedicated response vehicle. Gates into the village are locked at night, except for 2 boomed access gates.

The purpose is to operate a security arrangement on behalf of the residents of Irene.


The following well known Private and Government Schools operate in and around Irene. There are also several preprimary schools in the area.

Irene Primary School (Grade 1 to Grade 7)
Cornwall Hill College ( Grade 000 to Grade 12)
Southdowns College ( Grade 000 to Grade 12)
Midstream school ( Grade 000 to Grade 12)

Other Irene Highlights

Irene Market at Smuts House
Monthly magazine-The Town Crier
Irene Village hall used for functions and theatre productions
Irene Village Library
St Martin’s Church
Irene Country Lodge
Rietvlei Dam and nature reserve just down the road.
SPORT (Some of the best sports facilities in Centurion are close by)
SuperSport Park Cricket Ground.
Irene running Club
Virgin Active Gym
Irene Country Club

Golf Courses

Irene Country Club
Centurion Golf Estate


Southdowns Shopping Centre
Irene Farm Village Shopping Centre
Doringkloof Shopping Centre
Centurion Mall
Byls Bridge Promenade

A bit further away
Menlyn Shopping Centre
Brooklyn Shopping Centre

About Irene Village

Irene Village is unique with its village atmosphere, large stands, well-established gardens, beautiful treed streets, birdlife and much-loved stone walls.

A relaxed and safe environment for children to play in and a place to run, walk or bike around the village.

The centre of the village is the Irene oval where people walk their dogs and play cricket matches. The children play hockey, soccer and rugby.

The different kinds of architecture of the houses make Irene Village an interesting village. The different types of architecture starting in the early 19 hundreds with steel pressed ceilings and wooden floors.

It is quite easy to see the differences in the style of Irene homes from the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and now in the new era where there are modern homes boasting chromatic roofs, open plan living and landscaped gardens.

There is something for every buyer wanting to live in Irene.

Places Of Interest/ Things To Do

  • Smuts House Down The Road From Irene
  • Irene Concentration Camp
  • Irene Dairy Farm
  • Irene Market At Smuts House
  • Newly Established Irene Market At The Red Barn.
  • Irene Farm Shop With The Best Cream In All The World!!
  • St Martin’s Church,  Irene

Clubs And Societies

  • Irene Country Club
  • Irene Athletics Club
  • Irene Art Show
  • Irene Dramatic
  • Irene Garden Club


An excellent security company (Ebs) looks after Irene’s security overseen by the Irene Landowners Association. The ILA has recruited Secmed to look after medical emergencies. Hospitals nearby include Unitas Hospital, Midstream Hospital and Kloof Hospital.

Irene is now known as Irene Security Village.


  • Irene Pre Primary School
  • Irene Primary School
  • Irene Homes


  • Irene Country Club/ Golf Club/ Tennis/ Cricket/squash Clubs
  • Irene Running Club