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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who grew up in Pretoria and have visited the place several times, sometimes photographing weddings. So my review is based on the lived experience. The garden design remains one of the best, the main garden remains well looked after, I noticed that that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Breamworthy Wal... M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful public buildings in the world. The grounds as well as the huge statue of Nelson Mandela make this area of Pretoria a must visit/see location.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Paddy1912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my family from durban were here for the long weekend ,they really enjoyed the tour to the union buildings

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Explorer55396735721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A walk around the Union Buildings at sunset is a must when in Pretoria. It’s simply glorious admiring the lovely architecture and gardens.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ronniec860
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to orientate yourself in Pretoria. Love the statue of Nelson Mandela protecting the city below. The gardens are well kept and full of wonderful flowers and manicured bushes. Visit just before sunset to enjoy the sun going down. There are several stalls...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

A quick stop here on our tour; well worth the stop, great photo opportunity. Lovely, well cared for and manicured gardens, with beautiful colourful flowers and exotic birds. Nelson Mandela statue overlooking the city of Pretoria and the Union buildings behind. This all makes for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ljg_travel_foodie
Reviewed May 9, 2019

I recently find myself on lawns of the Union Buidlings with a a group of newly weds had gone there to take pics with the Union Buidings at the backgroud.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

A must see for all tourists. The statue of Mandela presents lost of photo opportunities in addition to the union buildings themselves. The Khoisan people living on the lawn by the statue are a bit of a shock - but it’s in interesting story!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 100brentw
Reviewed May 8, 2019

The buildings are in need of some maintenance, but overall, peaceful to spend time in the gardens and look over the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ddmeiring
Reviewed May 6, 2019

It is an impressive building but once seen easy to forget. Locals are reducing site due to using grass areas as squatting places. A typical symbol of present regime lack of discipline and order

Date of experience: December 2018
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yes you can and the is no fee charged
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Response from HafsaPretoria | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking all around. With car guards to keep an eye on your vehicle
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There is no need to book, the place is open to public except the government offices side. However, I suggest you move as group and do not carry any valuable items in the evening, My TIP- Always be observant of individuals... More
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