The Villager, published by Estates in Africa Publishing, is the official mouthpiece of Irene Farm Villages, situated in Irene, Pretoria.
The Estate has 650 residential stands, of which only 19 remain to be developed. Estate rules are enforced to ensure a harmonious and neighbourly environment, reflecting the village lifestyle of old.
The cohesive ambience of five architectural styles and creative management of the built environment results in a village where there is a sense of relaxed openness. The enforcement of strict building guidelines has proved to be invaluable. All houses are architecturally designed with a view to creating an oasis of privacy for the residents and their neighbours.
The lack of built street-front boundaries and the extensive manicured parkland and conservation areas capture the "inner heart of peace and tranquillity" of Irene Farm Villages. Thanks to the conservation areas, the Estate still has an abundant amount of natural bird and animal life. Scrub hares, duiker and mongoose are regularly seen after sunset.
However, convenience is not ignored. Excellent private and public schools, sport and recreation facilities and the outstanding Irene Village Mall ensure that modern, quality lifestyles are maintained. Top private hospitals, two golf clubs and proximity to excellent and popular office parks further enhance the physical position of the Estate.
Irene Farm Villages is understandably a highly desired residential address, where excellent property values are a natural result of this modern yet tranquil oasis. It is an estate where the residents can sleep peacefully at night, knowing that they are safe within a secure perimeter boundary, where ingress and egress is controlled by state of the art technology and a biometric access control system. Professional security guards patrol the streets and the perimeter, both on foot and on quad bikes.
State of the art communication that embraces the most up-to-date broadband technology affords residents free internal telephony, connection to Telkom and high speed internet access.