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Union Buildings

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Address: Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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History, old and the new

Quick stop here to see the sites and one has to go see the massive Nelson Mandela statue. Union buildings in the backgrounds makes this the perfect picture and selfie place in... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick stop here to see the sites and one has to go see the massive Nelson Mandela statue. Union buildings in the backgrounds makes this the perfect picture and selfie place in Pretoria. Gardens are well kept and you might as well have a picnic while you are there. Safe also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great attraction to visit in Pretoria, safe and offer the opportunity of buying a souvenir. Nice for a walk and for taking pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There aren't a lot of tourist sites in Pretoria, but the view from here will make you like the place. The buildings themselves are some of the most beautiful government architecture anywhere.

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Thank Richard F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Architecture. The buildings date from 1910. Great view over Pretoria CBD. Big garden for picnics or for kids to play.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a bank holiday so couldn't really see much as it was all locked up but the grounds were stunning and there seemed to be a lot of people picnicking in the grounds and simply enjoying the fantastic South African weather

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This are beautiful buildings of the South African Government. Next to them you got a beautiful big garden where your children could play together or where you just can enjoy a pic-nic. Also there is a big nice statue of Nelson Mandela that you must have on picture. And the best is that it's totally for free :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Union Buildings are the seat of government in Pretoria. The President and various Ministers have their working offices there. The buildings date from 1910 and were,I believe, to serve the newly formed Union of South Africa. The architect also designed the Presidential buildings in New Delhi and the two buildings bear some resemblance to each other. In the past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building definitely makes me so proud to be South African. It is beautiful and awe inspiring. Definitely worth a visit to our overseas guests. Pack a picnic and enjoy the gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those travellers from outside South Africa the Union Buildings house SA's government. Located on a hill close to Arcadia District the area is well worth a visit. Not only will you see very attractive buildings and architecture you get a fantastic view across the city of Pretoria. If you have the time an accompanied tour of the buildings is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Union buildings in Pretoria where diplomats are received. It is just opposite Sheraton Hotel where I was staying. It is a good place to relax as you enjoy the city view, the lawn is well kept and tidy and a safe place to relax.

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