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4.4 (4 Reviews)

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    Take a break from the hustle and the bustle of Johannesburg and enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside on your doorstep. Gilloolys Farm is just what you need after a hectic week in the concrete jun...
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    Take a break from the hustle and the bustle of Johannesburg and enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside on your doorstep. Gilloolys Farm is just what you need after a hectic week in the concrete jungle. The owner, James Gillooly, sold the farm to the city council in 1944 and it was named after him.
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    I had no idea this place existed until family invited us there for a birthday party, so it's safe to say they could work on their advertising! But it's a super location and worth a trip on the weekend. Lovely restaurant and plenty to keep kids entertained with all the swings etc.
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    Taryn Duncan Reviewed by Taryn Duncan March 30, 2015
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    Giloolys Farm

    I had no idea this place existed until family invited us there for a birthday party, so it's safe to say they could work on their advertising! But it's a super location and worth a trip on the weekend. Lovely restaurant and plenty to keep kids entertained with all the swings etc.

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    When you explore the east of Jo'burg, this has to be the best place recreational facilities. It's been a while since I last visited but it remains extremely popular over weekends and during the warmer, greener months. There are decent restaurants, drinking and public braai-ing facilities. Security was never an issue while I visited but I would caution anyone to protect their belongings, as you cannot be over cautious.
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    Jonathan Levin Reviewed by Jonathan Levin October 20, 2014
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    Finest in the east of Jo'burg

    When you explore the east of Jo'burg, this has to be the best place recreational facilities. It's been a while since I last visited but it remains extremely popular over weekends and during the warmer, greener months. There are decent restaurants, drinking and public braai-ing facilities. Security was never an issue while I visited but I would caution anyone to protect their belongings, as you cannot be over cautious.

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    Gillooly's Farm is one of favorite place. on Saturday take the kids have a braai with family and friends. is one of the amazing places.
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    Thuli Buthelezi Reviewed by Thuli Buthelezi October 17, 2014
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    Gillooly's Farm my Favorite Place

    Gillooly's Farm is one of favorite place. on Saturday take the kids have a braai with family and friends. is one of the amazing places.

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    Even though I have been a resident of greater Johannesburg for over 50 years, I had somehow never visited Gillooly's Farm, and yes, I had missed something ! Gillooly's is a great public facility, with established lawns and trees, parking lot, toilets, and picturesque river frontage - truly a super 'Green Lung" for the people of the city of Johannesburg. There is an element of 'Public / Private' partnering, with the riverside pub / restaurant, "Mrs Sippi" - in place as a supplier of food and drink. Enjoyed a pleasant day out with many others, who enjoyed the environment, river and gardens, either as a corporate 'outing' or a gathering of family and friends. Despite a presence of 'guards' , one of the visitors had their vehicle stolen from the parking lot, which marred an otherwise pleasant day. Unfortunately the facility is showing some signs of neglect, with toilets under repair and paths, etc. obviously needing attention. This facility is one of Johannesburg's best public facilities, and every effort should be made to ensuring it is kept and maintained in tip top condition.
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    Mark Duncan Reviewed by Mark Duncan September 24, 2014
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    Gillooly's Farm - A heritage well worth preserving !

    Even though I have been a resident of greater Johannesburg for over 50 years, I had somehow never visited Gillooly's Farm, and yes, I had missed something ! Gillooly's is a great public facility, with established lawns and trees, parking lot, toilets, and picturesque river frontage - truly a super 'Green Lung" for the people of the city of Johannesburg. There is an element of 'Public / Private' partnering, with the riverside pub / restaurant, "Mrs Sippi" - in place as a supplier of food and drink. Enjoyed a pleasant day out with many others, who enjoyed the environment, river and gardens, either as a corporate 'outing' or a gathering of family and friends. Despite a presence of 'guards' , one of the visitors had their vehicle stolen from the parking lot, which marred an otherwise pleasant day. Unfortunately the facility is showing some signs of neglect, with toilets under repair and paths, etc. obviously needing attention. This facility is one of Johannesburg's best public facilities, and every effort should be made to ensuring it is kept and maintained in tip top condition.

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