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Address: Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Best View in Pretoria

The most breathtaking thing about the Union Buildings is the view of Pretoria that u get from there, it's so amazing, you can actually see all the places in the CBD, the skyline... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This can be seen from quite a lot of vantage points in Pretoria as it sits proudly on a hill, but up close, you can really see the detail. You also have the giant statue of Nelson Mandela to see in the garden in front of the buildings. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most breathtaking thing about the Union Buildings is the view of Pretoria that u get from there, it's so amazing, you can actually see all the places in the CBD, the skyline , and also the surrounding mountains. It is a view worth seeing over and over again. And I enjoy the history of the Union buildings.

Thank jeffreyk18
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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great spot to take a short rest on a long drive, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic. Very well maintained gardens and a very safe place due to high security presence.

Thank Sumesha D
Agrinio, Greece
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting building with nice view , you can walk to the gardens and to enjoy your day,very nice for families with kids

Thank Yannis P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

These buildings are a must see and are easily accessible with ample parking available.The Union Buildings in Pretoria... forms the official seat of the South African government and also house the office of the president of South Africa. You get a wonderful view of the Pretoria skyline from here...

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park park is really great. Beautiful view of Pretoria. The toilets are terrible managed. Always have something broken.

Thank mlondz
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Union Buildings of South Africa are easily accessible and free parking is available. Based on restrictions on building heights, one can see all the way from the Union Buildings to the Voortrekker Monument on a clear day. The gardens are beautiful and the visit is definitely worthwhile for sightseeing.

Thank anyone2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the greens and flowers are kept in beautiful arrangement which make the grounds suitable for those memorable photos for your special day.

Thank Mundoringisak
Essex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice buildings, grounds are well maintained, and the small vendors are cheap and friendly without being pushy. Watch out for the photographers by the Mandela monument.

Thank ohayo1
Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the 27th of April 2017, I took my kids to the Union buildings to learn more about South African history they were so excited ,they even took pictures with former black president Mr Nelson Mandela statue,the place is located in Tshwane at Arcadia surbubs,unfortunately you cannot go inside the building but you can take a walk on the beautiful... More 

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