Located along a section of the N12 Southern Bypass is the suburb of Gillview. The Kliprivier Drive,another main road runs through the entire eastern section of the suburb. The name originates fromthe name of the land developer, whose nickname was “Gill” and the view of the surrounding area. The suburb was established in 1963. The entire suburb consists out of spacious houses, many of which contain four to five bedrooms. There is a small section with an apartment building called the Glenview Centre, which also has a few shops. Suburbs located nearby include Winchester Hills, Chrisville, Forest Hill, Haddon, Glenanda and Suideroord.
To the east of Gillview is the Frances Vorwerg School, which offers education to those with learning difficulties. Then to the west of Gillview is the Sir John Adamson High School. To the north of the suburb is the Forest Hill primary School. Residents have a choice of either doing their shopping at the Glen Shopping Mall or the Columbine Square Shopping Centre. Gillview is located quite close to the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, which provides some excellent
well-marked trails for those who wish to do a bit of outdoor hiking. You may even see some wild life in the reserve, such as zebra and Wildebeest. The area is also a wonderful bird watching location, having a variety of bird species. The Reserve is open to the public and there is no required fee to enter. Residents of Gillview who wish to play a round of golf can easily head over to the Glenview Country Club, where they will have access to world class facilities.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, Fourways, Gallo Manor, Glenhazel, Greenstone Hill, Gresswold, Highlands North, Houghton Estate, Illovo, Inanda, Kew, Khyber Rock, Killarney, Lone Hill, Magaliessig, Marlboro, Melrose, Morningside, Norscot, Norwood, Oaklands, Orange Grove, Petervale, River Club, Rivonia, Ruiterhof, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Solridge, Sophiatown, Strydompark, Vrededorp, Waterval Estate, Westbury, Westcliff