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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 1 week ago

The story behind this building is interesting, but the building itself is closed to the public. The nearby statue of Nelson Mandela makes the trip to Union Buildings worth while.

Thank Jan D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A building Id seen on the TV before and our guide informs that thanks to Mandela opened up the gardens in front so it can be approached. Mandela himself has a huge statue in front, most memorable for being that of a leader who has...More

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Buildings, War memorial are beautiful and are part of the history of SA. However, the most impressive is the statue of Nelson Mandela. It is 9 meters high and visitors look very tiny compared. People enjoy being pictured near that statue and there are...More

Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Herbert Baker designed building is beautiful up close but off limits to visitors. It is best seen from Florence Ribiero drive on the other side of town near Brooklyn. But the gardens are generally well kept and the location is a nice place to...More

Thank ELane61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These buildings exemplify the classic style of the colonial period when they were built. They are interesting to see and from the outside and it is possible to go inside some as well.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much history this place has, and beautiful gardens for a nice picnic and walk in the beautiful gardens with a view of Pretoria inner CBD etc. Great place to visit when you have friends visiting from foreign countries.

Thank Sebastian G
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 9 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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 8 April 2018 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. ....

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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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