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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 82 375 6174
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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+27 82 375 6174
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"nelson mandela statue"
in 45 reviews
"sir herbert baker"
in 43 reviews
"giant statue"
in 15 reviews
"jacaranda trees"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 28 reviews
"south african government"
in 10 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 11 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"take pictures"
in 15 reviews
"capital city"
in 16 reviews
"visiting pretoria"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"voortrekker monument"
in 15 reviews
"architecture"
in 90 reviews
"madiba"
in 43 reviews
"president"
in 53 reviews
"picnic"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The impressive and well-designed building is attracively set on a koppie with a lovely, wide-ranging view of the city and its surroundings from in front of the building. Well-kept terraces and gardens lead down to a sweeping lawn. There is another of the huge statues...More

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a building of magnificant architecture,It has breathtaking view of the city of tswane.It is used a South African President home and office.

Thank shamamanbundoo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is awsome. I was so happy to go until Pretoria and knew this place. It's no alowed to go to the bulding, bit the garden is amazing. Have a lot of green space there with a lot of trees and flowers. I think...More

Thank José de Assis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic buildings and History of our country, not only Pretoria but our whole country as a unit. Capital city of South Africa as well. Very good Architecture. ....

Thank staybyme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Union Buildings in Pretoria are still exceptionally impressive. The semi-circular central court is flanked by two large wings which creates a massive facade. The entire structure is built atop a terraced hillside with massive stone walls that form the foundation for the beautiful gardens...More

Thank nexxen_11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should you want an out door, Union Building is one place to be when you are around Pretoria. tree hides you away from the heat so do not worry about the sun heat

Thank oratilemachete
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointingly that the Memorials have not be cared for with most of the metal signage been stolen. Grounds were manicured but no wow factor and despite the numerous ground staff, quiet a bit of litter.

1  Thank Gillian D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went along with friends for photo shoot.The area is excellent for photo shoots.The garden is well kept and reasonably safe.

Thank Polla D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. The view is wonderful. The history is amazing. And you get a nice workout while visiting. Would be awesome if you could go at night!!

Thank Siân G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The size of this complex is overwhelming for an administrative capital building. The grounds are well manicured and has a large statute of Nelson Mandela, which I think is the draw card. Professional photographers can be found to take some interesting snap shots with the...More

Thank MS V
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KD's Mommy
21 January 2016|
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Response from HafsaPretoria | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking all around. With car guards to keep an eye on your vehicle
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64meg
18 August 2015|
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Response from Walter M |
There is no need to book, the place is open to public except the government offices side. However, I suggest you move as group and do not carry any valuable items in the evening, My TIP- Always be observant of individuals... More
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Datchet
3 March 2015|
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Response from MartinJBarnard | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is fairly safe during daytime. Church street is a major feeder route and very busy so be careful in crossing the street. The Sheraton hotel is directly across from the Union Building on the southern side and a good... More
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