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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 82 375 6174
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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"sir herbert baker"
in 43 reviews
"nelson mandela statue"
in 45 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
"take pictures"
in 16 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"capital city"
in 16 reviews
"visiting pretoria"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"voortrekker monument"
in 15 reviews
"architecture"
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"madiba"
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"president"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed today via mobile

You can't enter the union buildings (much like our White House), but you can scroll through the gardens and there is a huge statue of Nelson Mandela there as well. If you are driving, the area surrounding is filled with embassies and quiet streets.

Thank ImeldaMario
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good place to see iconic places at Pretoria. Can take good pictures Big garden to relax Nelson Mandela’s statue

Thank vijay b
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When I visited the union buildings as a child we were able to enter the courtyard and walk about the external grounds freely. There were no gates or fences or cordoned off areas. My wife has never been and we went there for her first...More

Thank IsaMos18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are way too many people at the Union buildings. That comes with pros and cons. Pro- The Union Buildings is admired by many people. Con- It is volitile to crime. Anybody can steal from you and run away. Some people won't help and would...More

Thank laiqebrahim45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The union buiding is the building where the government does its business from. The lawn in front is very large and a good picnic spot

Thank kodasrivatsa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much to see only plants and a great view. Time to spend there 40 min max. Go and see the statues.

Thank Riaan V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Union buildings are beautiful and they have a huge and beautiful garden upfront, with a big Mandela statute, great for pictures. You just can't get inside the buildings, which is okay, they are official buildings, not meant for tourists.

Thank Camila B
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

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 9 May 2018

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 3 May 2018

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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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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