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Address: Pretoria, South Africa
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Magnificent Pretoria panorama, from Meintjieskop terraces

If you have not paused on the terraces of the Union Building, to survey the Pretoria panorama , we recommend a drive up to the slopes of Meintjies Kop...with time to relax, take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitar este lugar es encontrarse de cerca con la historia de Sudáfrica.  Es un lugar muy agradable y hermoso, tiene excelente vista a una parte de la ciudad Pretoria y puedes hacerte fotos con una estatua enorme del gran líder sudafricano Nelson Mandela. Visit this place is to find about the history of South Africa.  It is a very nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have not paused on the terraces of the Union Building, to survey the Pretoria panorama , we recommend a drive up to the slopes of Meintjies Kop...with time to relax, take in the views and to admire the textiles and trinkets of the hopeful handiwork sellers. Unfortunately, access to the Union Building itself is restricted to official appointments,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This one of the best build buildings in the Capital city of South Africa, a tourist attraction high on the list of visiting dignitaries and travelers alike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is possible to do a tour of the White House, so it's inconceivable that "security" is an excuse for not making tours available inside the seat of the South African government, including office of the president? That being said, it's still worthwhile driving out to the Union Buildings to appreciate the architecture and possibly have a picnic on the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent building was built from 1909 to 1913. A fine example of the work of Sir Herbert Baker. the gardens are kept maintained. It is the keeper of a rich history past and present.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Great picnic spot commonly used for Wedding photoshoots. There is a large statue of Nelson Mandela, that was unveiled shortly after his passing. This is also where his body was made available for viewing during his memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This impressive architectural masterpiece of Edwardian style, Cape Dutch design is a must see for all visitors to South Africa's capital. A relic from before the Apartheid Government, you may be fortunate to witness a daily irony as the Presidential parade arrive in their numerous blacked out BMW's and its suited, mostly obese members slowly enter the building. The gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in South Africa and not visited Union Buildings, your trip is not complete. Its a must for all. From history to architecture any one will have a gala time. One can reach Hatfield Gautrain station and take the H3 Gautrain bus, which will drop you infront if the Union Buildings. If you are in a private taxi,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be difficult when the President is in the building but on the bright sunny day I did it (25th January 2016) the parking was simple. It costs nothing to stand outside and look at the buildings which have politically dominated this amazing country. They shaped the Empire, the Afrikaner rule and the whole of apartheid and now ANC... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a peek into South African history the Union Buildings are a must. From the buildings to the gardens its amazing.

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