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Address: Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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High-5fing Madiba's statue. The garden was spectacular. A very relaxed environment with enough space for everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

High-5fing Madiba's statue. The garden was spectacular. A very relaxed environment with enough space for everyone.

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McKinney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Union Buildings and Grounds are beautiful. This place is very tranquil, and the statue of Nelson Mandela is really great, especially where its located and the pose of the statue. The grounds are beautiful, and you should spend at least an hour walking around. The height of the property also affords gorgeous views of Pretoria. I would highly recommend... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you are looking for a great place to take the family for an outstanding picnic and a few of historic grounds, this is the place. A large piece of history overlooking central Pretoria. The gardens are an awesome site to see and ultra tranquil where you can just get lost in the abundance of brilliant colors overlapping lush green... More 

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have not visited the Union Buildings for a very long time and were disappointed at the state of the gardens and the litter all over. It is lovely to be able to walk in and see Nelson Mandela's statue, which is amazing. The buildings are somewhat run down, but the gardens were filled with litter andIt poorly maintained.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice building on a hill overseeing downtown Pretoria and a huge statue of Madiba. Also possible is a nice walk in the park downhill.

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Belsele
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

when being in Pretoria, the union buildings are a must. there's a big garden in which you can walk and sit. and in front of the union buildings there's people selling really nice african things. but don't pay what they ask, you have to go under the price they give you

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Such a disappointment due to the fCt that the buildings are run down and poorly maintained. It's such a proud heritage and clearly not the same sentiment shared by our beloved Government

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Seat of South African Parliament, this heritage building has been long a centre of South Africa's politics. Whether it's Colonial era or apartheid era or present day, this building has always been power centre. Freedom park in front of the building, antique cannons protecting the building and the landscape in horizon telling the historical struggle for power make this site... More 

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Brasilia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Union Building is a very impressive site, but you cannot enter the building. The park surrounding the building is very enjoyable and it is possible to have a nice walk in the park and in the neighborhood. It is also possible to buy souvenirs from street vendors in front of the building.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited the Union Building whilst on holiday in South Africa. The gardens still look lovely and the view is great. The very large statue of Nelson Mandela is well worth seeing. The traders selling African jewellery are well worth visiting should you want something different. Well worth a visit.

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