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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

to feel that you visit Mandela country , you must visit this place union buildings is the best place to take photos tell people that you visit south Africa the big statue of Mandela is very very perfect to take photos with please dont miss...More

Thank Abdulla-Salem
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building overlooking large parts of Pretoria. Nice overview of South Africa history post the Boer war. Large park in front which is great for a walk. Lots of locals use the park for gatherings and picknicks.

Thank Hans v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the city Centre @ an elevated plateau Union Building housing all SA Presidents including democratically elected Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. This is SA History and Heritage location, can be visited, by the public, plush gardens and an iconic building in...More

Thank Jabu M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a friend from Canada and even she wan't impressed. Even security makes you feel like a criminal by just visiting the place.

Thank elna322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Union Buildings is a must-see visit for tourists in Pretoria, the view of Pretoria from here is great and you get a feel of the city layout.

Thank Riana44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a wow!! Beautiful and attractive grounds that are well taken care of. Professional and warm staff members who are always willing to help. This building is full of South African history and as such it is a tourist attraction.

Thank menethoko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful and refreshing. It is also well maintained. The statue of Nelson Mandela and others reminds us of how far we have come as a country....

Thank Andile S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop while visiting Pretoria. The buildings themselves are usually in use and cannot be entered, however there's a great view of Pretoria from here And a wonderful park. The main attraction however is the beautiful statue of Nelson Mandela, well worth a few...More

Thank Jeanne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the top is absolutely amazing as the gardens are well stocked and tended. Lots of space for the kids to run around and tire themselves out as well as interesting curios for sale. Picnic spots available for snack time. Beware though as...More

Thank Chantelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy and warm .rooms very big and the same warmth as the rest off the house.The staff is egar to help whit what ever jou need

Thank Tertius B
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KD's Mommy
January 21, 2016|
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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
March 3, 2015|
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Response from MartinJBarnard | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is fairly safe during daytime. Church street is a major feeder route and very busy so be careful in crossing the street. The Sheraton hotel is directly across from the Union Building on the southern side and a good... More