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Johannesburg is one of South Africas biggest and busiest cities and sometimes its important to just take a break, step outside of the hustle and bustle and just enjoy some quiet time. Gilloolys farm is just the place to do this, a touch of countryside tranquillity right on your doorstep. Whether its a Saturday relaxing next to the water or a thirty minute lunch break in silence, Gilloolys is the place.

The farm, which is situated in the east of Johannesburg in Bedfordview, was originally owned by James Gillooly. Gillooly sold the 44 hectare piece of land to the city council in 1944, and the council decided to name the park after him. Today the park is well known for its walking trails, birds, recreational areas and its wonderful restaurant.

Its hard to believe that a park so close to the city could be a popular bird viewing spot but the park has more than 50 bird species, including White-breasted Cormorant, Reed Cormorant, African Darter, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, White Stork, Egyptian Goose, Yellow-billed Duck, House Sparrow and Cape Wagtail. If you are an avid bird lover or even just an aspiring bird watcher, Gilloolys is a definite must-see. But there is more, where there are birds there must be a source of food for them and at Gilloolys this comes in the form of a large man-made lake, which is also home to a number of fish species like the Common Carp, Blue Kurper and Sharptooth Catfish (Barbel).

South Africa has some beautiful sunny days and what better way to spend those days than relaxing in the park. Families can enjoy having a braai at Gilloolys which can be arranged by the staff. And the picnic spots around the dam are popular with families, a place where they can relax and watch the birds, while the kids play.

Gilloolys Farm is close to main transport routes and is less than 15km from OR Tambo International Airport. And with something for every member of the family, it is well worth taking a day off from city life and go for a walk on the farm, reconnect with nature, and bond with your loved ones.

Gilloolys Farm is open every day except Sunday and entrance is free.

Nearby Listings

Graded:
Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 1 169,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Bedford Square Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Bedfordview

2.2km South of center of Gilloolys

Bedford Square Apartments offers convenient self catering accommodation in Bedfordview in the Johannesburg East Rand. We offer 6 apartments, accommodating 2 - 4 people. Bedford Square Apartments are tastefully fully furnished up market executive apartment

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Sleeps: 25 in 8 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per unit, per night.
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Louhallas

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Edenvale

3.6km North of center of Gilloolys

Louhallas provides bed-only and self catering accommodation in Edenvale in Johannesburg's East Rand, Gauteng. Set in Central Edenvale, close to shopping centres, banks and a variety of other amenities. We offer 3 fully furnished self-catering cottages and

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Graded:
Sleeps: 31 in 14 units/rooms

President Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Edenvale

4.5km North East of center of Gilloolys

President Lodge offers self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation in Edenvale on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. President Lodge is a jewel of a guest house, within 10 minutes' drive from OR Tambo International Airport and close to major highw

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Sleeps: 49 in 9 units/rooms

3 Brothers B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Edenvale

4.9km North East of center of Gilloolys

3 Brothers Bed and Breakfast is located in Edenvale on the East Rand of Johannesburg in Gauteng. 3 Brothers is situated in Edenvale, a quiet, tranquil and secure residential area. It's central and close to all major routes and business parks. Our bed and

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
From R 250,00
Per unit, per night.
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Clivia Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Edenvale

5.1km North of center of Gilloolys

Clivia Cottage offers self catering flatlet accommodation in Edenvale on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. We offer 2 self catering options: Cottage (sleeps 4) and self catering room (sleeps 2). Clivia self catering is situated in the secure, garden su

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Graded:
Sleeps: 59 in 29 units/rooms
From R 990,00
Per unit, per night.
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Lions Rest B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Germiston

8.0km South East of center of Gilloolys

Lions Rest B&B provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Germiston on the Johannesburg East Rand. Experience a secure and peaceful country atmosphere. Wake up to the chattering birds and sound of a cascading waterfall. Situated in Germiston near the M2,

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Cotswold Gardens Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

8.8km West of center of Gilloolys

Cotswold Gardens situated in the beautiful treed suburb of Saxonwold Johannesburg. Beautiful garden, a large sparkling swimming pool, with free standing sculptures and a variety of contemporary art inside the house.

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Forest Town Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Forest Town

9.3km South West of center of Gilloolys

Forest Town Guest Cottages situated in Forest Town in Johannesburg. These attractively and comfortably furnished villas are self-contained, separate and private, 1- and 2-bedroom villas to suit families, the business traveller and tourists.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

The Jack Rose

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

9.4km West of center of Gilloolys

The PERFECT ROSEBANK ACCOMMODATION for Business and Leisure Travellers. There are 56 huge rooms and apartments, the beds are comfortable, the WiFi is fast & free and the coffee is GOOD! This perfect location makes getting around Johannesburg that much eas

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Sleeps: 3

Acacia House Executive Suite

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kelvin

9.5km North West of center of Gilloolys

Acacia House Executive Suite is an exclusive private suite, comprising accommodation for a single business professional or a couple. Situated in Kelvin, a peaceful boomed suburb of Sandton, Acacia House is close to Sandton...

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