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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
"beautiful gardens"
in 44 reviews
"jacaranda trees"
in 17 reviews
"south africa"
in 60 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 11 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"take pictures"
in 15 reviews
"capital city"
in 15 reviews
"impressive building"
in 9 reviews
"visiting pretoria"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"voortrekker monument"
in 15 reviews
"government"
in 67 reviews
"madiba"
in 50 reviews
"architecture"
in 80 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow when I was young we would visit and sit in the garden with a picnic basket... Can't do that today...

Thank Jeff V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The lawn area is vast with trees and beautiful flowers. Not particularly crowded and has photographers on site. One such photographer Nelson, took the most beautiful pics of us @ under $2. Great was to spend a lazy and hot Saturday afternoon. The kids loved...More

Thank Anthenia P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brief stopover at the Union Buildings, War Memorial and the Mandela statue for about half an hour but the building was closed for the Christmas holidays. Very impressive building and we were given some brief information about it by one of our...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens and art work at the Union Buildings were inspiring. The Mandela statue was enormous and fitting. I would strongly reccomend.

Thank Troutmonger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel overlooked the Union Building so it was a no brainer not to visit. Beautiful setting and very manicured gardens and flower beds surrounding the impressive government buildings dominated by the huge statue of Nelson Mandela

Thank barryasmus0645
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a first ever visit for my late Dad to the Union Buildings and he was absolutely delighted with the architecture of the buildings and the beautiful gardens

Thank bella20182018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views of Pretoria, the union building, historical statues and a lovely garden. Great for picnincs.

Thank Caried258
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited some years ago,in it's prime, the Gardens of this splendid Heritage sight were safe, well manicured, clean and generally a joy and to be proud of. This visit, while the historical interest remains, the gardens were disappointing, the memorials ransacked with many plaques...More

Thank jgjgjgjgjgjg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Herbert Baker building stays a must see in Pretoria. The security seems to have been improved and the gardens and building were immaculate. The gardens are beautifully maintained and are a great way to spend an hour or two with a panoramic view of...More

Thank 329halinav
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can feel the history when you go through this building and the grounds. and do not forget to get a picture in front of the Nelson Mandela statue

Thank guntherohrt
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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 waltermK2249BO |
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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