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Gillooly's Farm For Day Braais And More

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Looking for a day out with the family? Gillooly's Farm is a beautiful park perfect for walking, braaing, picnics and spending time in the outdoors enjoying Joburg's perfect weather.

Situated in Bedfordview, Gillooly's Farm provides a quiet escape from the big city rush. Picnic and braai facilities are available on 44 hectares of land. Here you can enjoy walking trails for you and the dogs and recreational areas for children.

A place for Twitchers

If you love bird watching, Gillooly has an array of bird species in the area. Spend your time with the binoculars watching the likes of the White-breasted cormorant, the Reed cormorant, to the African Darter, also known as the snakebird, Egrets, house sparrow, yellow-billed duck, and Cape wagtail, an Egyptian goose and the Grey heron to name a few.

Apart from the aves, the farm also has a large man-made lake, which is home to a number of fish species like the Common carp (or Eurasian carp), Blue kurper (or Mozambique tilapia) and Sharptooth catfish (Barbel). However, these fish are only to look at, no fishing is permitted.


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Fun for the family, including doggos

Perhaps you want to keep things in the family and take your fur-babies for a walk. Gillooly's Farm is a big winner when it comes to walking dogs. The ample space and walking route offers new scenery from the usual dog parks in the city.

For parents with human babes, there are recreational areas on the farm, which will be great for little ones. Parents can enjoy delicious food and refreshments at the restaurant.

Travel guide Nokwanda Poppy says Gilloy’s farm is “the most beautiful place I have ever seen in a while, so peaceful, chilled, safe and amazing. There is an option of a picnic, swings, sitting next to the lake, hiking...I'm definitely going to go there again before the end of this year.”

Another positive local guide, Siobhan McKane, rates the farm highly. “For a public park, it is very well taken care of and safe. I felt safe parking my car and walking around the lake. Beautiful views of the water and grounds. Almost like being far from the city, but it's actually closer than you'd expect.”

The braai area can be utilised by families and friends, and is the perfect way to pass long summer afternoons with special folk. Pack a picnic and laze around the water, or under a shady spot, reading books, and snacking on homemade treats.


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The deets

Gillooly’s Farm is open every day from 07:00 to 19:00, no booking required and entrance is free.

Keen to try the place out? Punch in 47 Boeing W Rd, Bedfordview, 2007 into your GPS, and off you go. For direct queries you can contact them on 0860 543 000 or 011 453 8066.

Written by Niamh Walsh-Vorster.

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28 comments on “Gillooly's Farm For Day Braais And More”

  1. Good morning

    I trust you are doing well

    If I would like to arrange a bring and braai , picnic arrangement for a group of 50 to 60 people including children at Gillooly's Farm on the 1st of April

    How do I go about this?

    Please advise if I can book off an area or do we just arrive or please advise how I can arrange this.

    1. i want to bring kids from my crèche on the 04th of August , do I make a booking or just come , please advice

  2. Hi,

    I would just like to find out if I can bring my dog along to the Gillooly's Farm?

    Thank you.

    Kind Regards,

  3. Hi, is a jumping castle allowed at giloolys, would like to have my son's birthday. Should be 10 kids and 25 adults.

  4. To who it may concern,

    I have a group of 100 employees and we would like to bring our own drinks and food to braai at your facilities.
    Is this allowed and if yes, what procedures would we need to go through?

    Also need to find out if the facilities can be used for team building games if we were to hire a team building facilitating company for the activities?

    Thank you in advance.
    Kind Regards
    Zonke Nkosi

  5. I want to host a wedding picnic reception with pallets which will be used as tables etc. Please advise if this set up will be allowed, if so, what's the entrance fee to the park. Thank you.

  6. Good afternoon

    I have a group of 105 employees and we would like to take them to Gillooly's Farm for our year end function on 1 December 2017.

    Please confirm the following:

    • Can we bring our own drinks and food to braai.
    • Is there a braai area for everyone to braai their meat?
    • Is there an entry fee at the Gillooly’s Farm, if so please confirm how much
    • Please could you let me know what process we need to follow to book as well as what time we can arrive and leave.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Natasha

      We're an online publishing company. So, we write about Gillooly's Farm, we don't deal with their bookings. For that you'd need to contact them directly.

      Thanks so much

  7. Hello..

    please tell me ...

    1. Can one fish there?
    2. How much is the entrance fee?
    3. What time do you open?

    1. Hi Gary, please contact them directly using the contact details provided. They will be able to give you the most up-to-date information. Many thanks! The Team

  8. Hi, can one pitch a camping tent for a days visit? Am a bicycle tourist and would like to spend the day there on galloolys Farm? Kindly respond, Thank you.

  9. Good day

    we are planning on having our company year end picnic at the farm on the 7th of December. kindly advise if we can have it and whats the entrance fee and requirements. we will be having a braai.



    1. Good morning Tebogo, thanks for your comment. Regarding year-end arrangements, requirements and fees, contact Gillooly's Farm directly - 011 453 5759

  10. good day
    we are planning on having our team building and recognition event on the 21 June 2019. kindly advise if we can have it and what’s the entrance fee and requirements. we will be having a braai / spite braai and can we bring our own alcohol braveries or not.

    1. Hi Mmatie, thanks for the comment. Regarding entrance fee details and requirements, please contact Gillooly's Farm directly for more information.

    1. Good morning Lihle, thank you for your comment. For further details on requirements and entrance fee information, please contact Gillooly's Farm directly - 011 453 5759. Thank you.

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