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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

In the good old days you could walk up to the building but it was closed of to the public. This is a shame. Visible neglect is a shame on this world famous building. Great views over the city and the gardens is a pleasure.

Thank Awethu_International
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I love taking tourists to the Union buildings and explain the history of Pretoria to them. Pretoria have great places

Thank frederick j
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped by as my wife wanted to show me the Mandela statue. Sad to see the neglect in the garden and the slate steps. A matter of time before they start to crumble. Didn't go close to the building to comment. Not sure how safe...More

Thank notRCIstandard
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I was skeptical about visiting the Union Buildings, especially when I learned that you could not go inside. But I was wrong. This was the site of Nelson Mandela's inauguration, and is now marked by a HUGE statue of him, with his arms outstretched --...More

Thank Ekaterina48
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Union Buildings have beautiful grounds. And also suitable for big groups. The upper side gives a nice view of Pretoria , up to Freedom Park. Tourists are better groups when in the lower grounds. Mandela Statue fits well and towers over Pretoria.

Thank cdpsp
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you are intrested to seee the buildings just a drive by might be the best. It is in a very undafe area and I definitely will not be comfortable to have picnic or stroll around in the gardens there is a lot of people...More

Thank 32claudinev
Reviewed 23 March 2017

_ architecture is beautiful. _ the building is regal and the walls tell tales of a By Gone Era. _ dissapointing that nobody is allowed into the buildingfor a tour. _ garden grounds are beautiful and serene.

Thank apache_prince
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Its the place to be when one its in the city great view of the whole of Pretoria especially at night. Beautiful place for those whole like to work out (Road Running) with lot of challenging uphills and down's very secured parking with the police...More

Thank mhlabalucky
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you are in to architecture like me & my husband - it is truly fantastic. Sir Herbert Baker really did a great job with this design - totally awesome - Not really for little children. It is safe. A bit of a tourist trap...More

Thank twf511
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The view from the top is amazing (panoramic from the west to the east). The gardens are well maintained. The giant Mandela statue is impressive. Watch out for locals, trying to take pictures and don't know their boundaries. Lots of sandstone steps to access.

Thank RonelRogers
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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
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