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Ouma Isie's Tea Garden and Restaurant

 A magical tea garden on the historical farm of General Jan Smuts and his wife Ouma Isie. Our delicious food is served fresh from the kitchen. We are dog friendly so bring your best friend for a walk. We have lots of space for kids to run and play.

Ouma Isie's Tea Garden was built in 1976 in order to raise funds to maintain the Smuts House Museum. The Tea Garden was named after the remarkable wife of General Jan Smuts - Isie Krige Smuts, or Ouma, as she was known throughout the country.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information: https://web.facebook.com/oumaisies

Come visit us at the Smuts House Museum in Irene. We do breakfasts and lunches and you can even bring your dog along. And we have a roofed area for when it's raining. Delicious pre-ordered picinic hampers are avaiable. 

For bookings and picnic hamper orders:
Tel: 076 716 6845
Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ouma Isie's is now the perfect place to visit ... out in the open air with proper social distancing and some peace and tranquility to refresh your body and soul. The Restaurant offers a variety of daily menu items and also caters for Functions, Children`s Parties, Kitchen Tea`s, Weddings, Conferences, Year-end Functions or any other special event or celebration. Or just come and enjoy lovely home made food for the soul.


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Museum Reception Catering Contractor  Executive Liaison Officer
Tel: +27(0)12 670 9017 Tel: +27(0)76 716 6845 Cell: +27(0)79 393 3282
info@smutshouse.co.za Thinus@oumaisies.co.za liaison@smutshouse.co.za


Kindly note: the Museum operating times are Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 16:00. Special visits on other days may be made by prior arrangement with the Liaison Officer. There is a R10 parking fee over weekends for security reasons.

Ouma Isie's Tea Garden and Restaurant is open every day except Mondays (apart from Public Holidays falling on a Monday).