Tucked in a concrete jungle, living in Johannesburg has its perks; however, there are times where a break away to the wonders of nature is much needed. Fortunately, the Gillooly’s Farm is in close proximity to the city centre. The farm is located in the upmarket town of Bedfordview. While this part of town is well known for industry, commerce and retail businesses, the farm offers 44 hectares of serenity where one can encounter the natural treasures amidst the hustle and bustle.
Here are fun activities you can do at the beautiful park of Gillooly’s Farm.
Fishing at Gillooly’s Farm
For the adventurous, you’d be pleased to learn that the farm encompasses a beautiful lake. This is where fish species such as the sharp tooth, blue Kurper and catfish can be found. At Gillooly’s Farm, there is an opportunity for anglers to enjoy a sunny afternoon of fishing while the rest of the family enjoys fun activities.
Weddings at Gillooly’s Farm
The farm has a conference and function centre, which is a great venue for weddings and parties. What’s more, the function area extends to beautiful, lush gardens creating a country feel. Gillooly’s Farm is the perfect wedding venue as it has an amorous setting that enables a great ambience for guests to enjoy.
Furthermore, the farm offers in-house catering with tailor-made menus unique to each event. Other than weddings and parties, Gillooly’s Farm is well known for hosting conferences, spit braais and much more.
The Gillooly’s Farm Restaurant
An extension of the farm, the restaurant, Mrs Sippi Blues is situated in a lovely angle that offers a great view of the park. The restaurant is one of the few that’s pet-friendly. Expect homely and comfort food at Mrs Sippi Blues, as she serves breakfast and lunches.
Recreational area for the little ones
For the kids, there’s a recreational area at the farm. The farm has a playground for the kids to keep busy while parents are busy working the braai or relaxing at the picnic area by the dam.
Explore and experience nature at Gillooly’s Farm
Gillooly’s Farm has an array of activities available to the public. Activities at the farm include:
- Walking trails
- Braai areas
- Picnic area
- Bird watching: over 50 species of birds can be found at the farm.
It’s clear that the farm is a great place to relax and unwind. Because it’s so close to many main areas of Johannesburg, means that there won’t be much driving required. Gillooly’s Farm is open from Monday to Saturday and the entrance is free.