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Address: Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Union buildings with Madiba

Actually a both bigger and better statue of Nelson Mandela than the one in Nelson Mandela Square here in the park below the government buildings in Pretoria. Nice place for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Liked the architecture, gardens and view. This is truly a South African icon. The Nelson Mandela statue is very cool. Beware of the glaring local goods sellers...

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Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Was a stunning place to visit, the grounds are gorgeous and well kept, would be great for a wedding and sight seeing over pretoria

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Actually a both bigger and better statue of Nelson Mandela than the one in Nelson Mandela Square here in the park below the government buildings in Pretoria. Nice place for some photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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