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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 14 January 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 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.

Thank Marcel V
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 9 January 2017 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

Thank Travelling_snacker
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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...More

Thank yvangia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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.

Thank taniawilliev
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank Mr Harry B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank Judy M
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KD's Mommy
We are visiting the Union Buildings in February. Could you please tell me if there is a car park? Thankyou Eileen
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
Hi, We are visiting in September and staying at the Sheraton hotel, close to the Union Buildings. Is it safe to walk and visit the buildings and gardens ?
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