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Union Buildings

Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 47 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites
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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The building is an excellent example of ancient architecture in South Africa. the site offers a full view of Pretoria. The area in front offers landscaped gardens.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The statue of Nelson Madela is a must see! The grounds itself are beautiful and well maintained. There was a lot of litter visible on the grounds at the time of my visit however this could be as a result of school kids who were visiting as part of a school excursion. It is disappointing that one cannot access the... More

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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I don't know if it bothers anyone else that there are always people sleeping under the trees and outside of a place as important as the Union Buildings??

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Union Buildings are indeed spectacular not only for its classical design and gardens but the fact that it maintained its poise notwithstanding the fact that many cultures passed through its halls. Tourist guide review

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you stay in Pretoria, a visit to the Union Buildings is a must... The seat of the Presidency of South Africa, the Union Buildings was designed by the famous English architect Sir Herbert Baker. It is an impressive building and looks upon the vast expanse of Pretoria down. The statue of Nelson Mandela, the coat of arms of South... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Union Buildings were an easy walk from where I was staying and as such visited them several times. The buildings are impressive but you are not allowed to go inside them. The gardens surrounding them are pleasant to walk and there is a large statue of Nelson Mandela. There are some good shots for photographers but you need to... More

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Cape Town
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

\One has to visit this attraction, the buildings are impressive but the grounds were disappointing. the grass was dead not sure if frost bitten on not watered anyway something should be done by this as it is a tourist attraction for foreigners

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have visited the Union Buildings many times over the years. This is the "White House" of South Africa. A majestic and beautiful building, rich in history. The grounds are in an impeccable condition, and every South African feels proud of this wonderful building. A visit to Pretoria will not be complete if you have not visited this building.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Now while most married couples aren't able to share lunch together we were fortunate that occasionally we could meet up and being in a busy centre or restaurant was such an awful thought the picnic blanket was left in the car as a standard. With sandwiches and snacks from woollies a sit down on the green shaded lawns are the... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Grounds beautifully kept, with lots of flowers. We went specifically to see the new Nelson Mandela statue. Very impressive

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