Mara B&B is located on a large property in a secure, fenced Estate in the beautiful suburb of Irene. The wonderful country atmosphere is a haven to retreat to, yet is only a few kilometres from all the amenities a large city has to offer.
The area has a rich cultural heritage and many national leaders and historic figures have left their mark in Irene.
Smuts House is the restored home of General Jan Smuts, a former Prime Minister of South Africa and World Statesman and is a wonderful museum within walking distance of Mara B&B and also has nature walks on the property.
Irene Dairy Farm - established in 1895 with lovely restaurants and a deli, the kids can get to see the cows being milked.
Paintball Action Games - within walking distance of the B&B, fun for the more adventurous
Irene Craft Market - with over 200 stalls, a fantastic morning can be spent browsing and located within walking distance from the bed and breakfast (open on Saturdays).
Anglo Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery and Memorial in Irene.
Kruger House Museum - on display are many of Paul Kruger's personal possessions. (former President of the SA Republic).
Voortrekker Monument - erected to commemorate the Great Trek by white pioneers, also called Voortrekkers.
Air Force Museum - aviation development form the Paterson Aviation School to modern day jets.
Van Wouw Museum - documents and photographs relating to the artist's life, as well as several small sculptures.
National Botanical Gardens - contains a large collection of plants grouped according to the various climatic regions of the country.
Rietvlei Nature Reserve - an ideal spot for a picnic or braai. The reserve also offers game viewing, hiking and permit angling.
Many excellent shopping malls only a few kilometres away.
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