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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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Cape Town
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

\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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52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's unfortunate that you can't get nearer to the buildings but the gardens are pleasant if not anything special and it's worth seeing Mandela's huge statue.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's the only Pretoria landmarks that stands out and looks good. It's good pretty gardens for a short walk, the Mandela statue and is of historical significance (several memorial sites are there).

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Impressive buildings and the new statue is great and a fantastic tribute to a great man, however the walk through the gardens from Church Street (Stanza Bopape) leave a lot to be desired. Beggars and dirty pavements, rubbish all over the lawns. Compare this with Westminster or the White house and the third world location becomes apparent. Such a shame... More

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Sycamore, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The gardens are well kept, but you only view the government facilities with a pre-arranged tour. The view of city is nice here and they keep the gardens in beautiful condition.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The building looks good but nothing worth to visit. You get a better view in photos available on the internet.

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I enjoyed sitting on the bench and looking out at the city and enjoying the gardens. The Nelson Mandela statue is the biggest tourist attraction.

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