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Union Buildings

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Address: Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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$119*
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Pretoria Sightseeing and History Tour from Johannesburg
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Half-Day Pretoria City Tour from Johannesburg
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Pretoria City Guided Day Tour

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An extraordinary blast from the past!

Worth having a look at the past extravagances of the colonial era and the commanding statue from more recent history of this amazing nation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jamieson, Australia
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Union building is one of the historical places that you can go to around Pretoria. Even if you go there a thousand times these always something knew to learn and see in each visit. Taking pictures with Madiba's statue and seeing the view of Pretoria... Love going there with my son...

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Jamieson, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth having a look at the past extravagances of the colonial era and the commanding statue from more recent history of this amazing nation.

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Thank jacqui3723
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is WOW!!! and the gardening meaning the flowers and trees is awesome. The statue of Nelson Mandela.The view is beautiful. You can take pictures for weddings or any event. Host event.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit if in the Pretoria area. While you are not permitted to tour the Union buildings themselves as it is a normal working admin building for the Govt we had a good picture view of them and visited the awesome 9m tall Nelson Mandela statue which surveys a lovely view of the city and gardens below.

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

One of the top things to do in Pretoria and a must for any traveler. The gardens are beautiful and nice place to pick up African artifacts.

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

It is quite a beautiful and peaceful place. It is cool and very quite for a relaxation when you feel like it.It is quite a beautiful and peaceful place. It is cool and very quite for a relaxation when you feel like it.It is quite a beautiful and peaceful place. It is cool and very quite for a relaxation when... More 

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

Such an interesting place to be. its so full of diversity and South African history. You can have a family picnic on the grass. Absolutely loved the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Pretoria, Union buildings is a must visit. Learn more about South-Africa, their culture and history.

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Thank Wynand H M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very nice. The view is awesome because you can see the city of Pretoria and the stuff very friendly and welcoming. It is truly a union building

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

A well kept historical building and gardens. An excellent picnic spot and great spot for photos. A traditional place of photos for matric farewell and even wedding photos. Awesome sunsets. Thank you to Cecil John Rhodes.

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