Statue of Nelson Mandela

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Deeping St James, UK35 contributions
Jan 2020
Went to Pretoria by train from Joburg with 5 friends. Would not recommend going in a smaller group.
Visited the Union Buildings which also included the Nelson Mandela statue. The gardens were beautifully presented and the statue itself was magnificent.
There were locals selling their wares but hey you're on holiday so has to be expected. They were not pushy so didn't feel obliged to buy anything.
Written February 24, 2020
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Ken F
Koenigsbrunn, Germany386 contributions
Mar 2020
We were here on 02/25/2020. A beautiful sunny day thet would have lightened up his heart. He has a beautiful view over the city and stands with wide open arms (wide open, just like his heart). We really enjoyed our time here. The garden is well kept. The gardeners we saw do a fine job keeping everthing tidy.
If you're looking for souvenirs, just go all the way up the stairs to the Union Buildings. There are stands with local artifacts. The prices are fair, but you can also bargain.
Written February 28, 2021
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Wayne R
Yeppoon, Australia65 contributions
Aug 2019
Was taken around the Federal buidings by a local friend. NM statue very impressive, at the base is an aboriginal tent embassy for the 4 main pure tribes of Africa. They are not yet recogniised by the SA government. Friendly explanations offered, photos taken, tip offered, not requested.
Written September 10, 2019
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Breamworthy Wal... M
Pretoria, South Africa135 contributions
Jun 2019
My visit to this venue or site, left me a bit depressed, based on deteriorating standard of the immediate area next to the statue. Not sur if, it is perhaps due to temporary settlement of the Khoisan people who are camping next to the statue.
The statue continues to draw a lot of tourists, and that keeps the freelance photographers busy, as most visitors, want to take a picture next to the statue.. The water pond behind the statue is now without water, and looks awful.
Perhaps the water was switched off due to the kids wwho tuned the place to swimming pool, the water feature used to add more beauty to the site, will soon post picture of before and after the water was switched off, just for old sake memories.Law and order must prevail to curb suh things from happening. As an environmental activist, I did not enjoy my visit to this particular site of The Union Buildings. Maybe my next visit will offer me positive surprises.
Written September 20, 2019
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Daydream812740
17 contributions
May 2019
The statue of Mr Mandela is huge! It needed a little bit of a cleaning, but is quite impressive, as are the government buildings that share the land with this attraction.
Written April 13, 2020
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Saloshna R
51 contributions
Apr 2019
Great gardens, Lovely roses, sad about the Khoi people protest, But always a great view of Pretoria IN the October the jacarandas and the rest of the year the view of all the landmarks
Written June 30, 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,568 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Nelson Mandala state is located in front of the Union Buildings. It is an extremely popular sight for tourists, wedding parties, street vendors and picnickers. The statue bears a true resemblance to the icon.
Written December 19, 2018
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Isaac M.
Nairobi Region, Kenya43 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
A visit to Pretoria would not have been complete without visiting the Giant Mandela Statue at the Union Building. Awesome experience, it felt like pilgrimage, he was one of the greatest men to ever lived. He facilitated a birth of a Rainbow Nation.

There are photographers on site who can take pics and print instantly although they are a bit pricy. Dont pay to access the site
Written November 21, 2018
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Katka161
Prague, Czech Republic20 contributions
Oct 2021
So amazing standing next to this big statue of Mr. Mandela. Nice garden to take break and view city now in spring time with all these jakarandas
Written October 15, 2021
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Ilse v
Pretoria, South Africa23 contributions
Aug 2020
What a lovely site and sight - the statue of Nelson Mandela in front of the Union Buildings. This is quite a remarkable tourist attraction to visit and we enjoyed this experience together with foreign friends.
Written November 30, 2020
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