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Address: Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Lovely Gardens and Historic buildings

This is the site of the top governmental offices. Since it is a working building, there are no tours, and you cannot go inside. However, there are interesting statues, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Herbert Baker architecture, stunning views of Pretoria. Gardens have had better times, but neat. Love the monument. An essential when visiting Pretoria: SA history and seat of government. Beware of pick-pockets, and avoid after dark due to crime (sadly - because it was a favourite as a student with the city lights at your feet).

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Union Buildings in Pretoria South Africa is still an Icon in its original structure from the time of the first President of the Union of South Africa, ruled by the Colonial and Afrikaner era, by the first President Jan Smuts. Unfortunately for other South Africans in you were not White you could not enter this property, which now is... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When friends come to visit me in Pretoria, I usually take them to The Union Buildings. Located in a not-too busy area of Pretoria, the place blooms with rich history. And the fact that entrance is completely free is awesome. The place is really well-managed, and makes for a beautiful setting to take pictures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to see with friends, family and loved ones. Beautiful well maintained gardens with a nice area with benches to sit and have a picnic while over looking Nelson Mandela's statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visitors will enjoy taking pictures with the biggest statue of the first SA Black President Mr Mandela. Walking through the well kept gardens and taking pictures for memories. There is nothing that I disliked about the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The union building has been the home and symbol of apartheid for a long time. the erection of Nelson Mandela statue has brought in a difference and a breath of fresh air, a good start and welcoming atmosphere to the area.Big Ups to our government.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is the site of the top governmental offices. Since it is a working building, there are no tours, and you cannot go inside. However, there are interesting statues, and the gardens are gorgeous. You also have an excellent view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

South Africa has a diverse history and if ever you are in the Jacaranda City be sure you visit the Union Buildings. The seat of South Africa's government and regular venue for big celebrations of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautiful surroundings, impressive buildings and of course the overwhelming statue of Mr. Mandela. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There's absolutely nothing to do at the Union Buildings once you've taken your requisite photos of the Mandela statue. It's a nice statue and the grounds are pretty-ish. But you can't go inside and, once you've snapped a few photos, there's not much to do, unless you're interested in buying some artificial Afrijunk from the vendors who prey on the... More 

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