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Union Buildings

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Address: Pretoria, South Africa
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Its a wonderful place to relax or have picnic. My daughter refused to go back without reaching to top side of the Union Buildings so we had to climb all those stairs till she said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much of our history is locked up in these buildings. I wish they would open t up to the public soon.

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Thank Pierre C
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Church street, longest street in the world. Big gardens, canons, old mistic and you can walk a lot. Statues of history, live of South Africa....from down from the Cape, up to Pretoria. Christianity is coming!!!

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Thank jacquesarmandgreeff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a wonderful place to relax or have picnic. My daughter refused to go back without reaching to top side of the Union Buildings so we had to climb all those stairs till she said now im happy that im on top. And it gives you a good view of the jacaranda city

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Thank irene s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good place nice staff good environment.good place nice staff good environment.good place nice staff good environment

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Thank atlynzebros
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens are amazing and the view of the city from the Union gardens is breath taking. The statue of Madiba takes you back to the South African story, the history that has shaped this nation.

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Thank Thuli H
Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a hard day, relax, walk and run through the Union Buildings which gives peace and love. Pola Park is a place to get fresh air, a park that attracts people of all nations. At the top of hill you can a glimse and view of the City of Tshwane .have a chance to get a picture with Mr Mandela.... More 

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Thank Maphefo M
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely buildings and a must for everybody, you can take nice photo's with Nelson Mandela's statue and there are African craft stalls. A very nice view over Pretoria.

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Thank r0uxw
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

its a great tourist attraction. the view of it at night is special, lights and its gardens will humble you. kids love it.

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

The Union Buildings are a South African land mark. Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, they are almost carved into the surrounding mountainside and boast magnificent gardens. A must-see tourist hotspot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love to visit Pretoria in October, this is the time when the Jacaranda lights up the whole city in purple. The gardens below the Union Building are beautifully designed and maintained. From up here you have a great view to the Voortrekker Monument and down town Pretoria.

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