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“A great location that is marred by limited access”
Review of Union Buildings

Union Buildings
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Ranked #3 of 116 things to do in Pretoria
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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A great location that is marred by limited access”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Union Buildings are so impressive, however since access is restricted so that one cannot approach the buildings themselves, the usefulness of a visit to them is questionable.

Visited August 2012
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Jacaranda City”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

One of Sir Hurbert Bakers best! Set on the top of Meintjieskop you can view the southern parts of Pretoria clearly. During the Jacaranda trees blooming it is a magnificent sight to see the city covered in a carpet of purple/blue. Beautiful gardens.

Visited June 2012
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Johannesburg
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“Stunning building and grounds”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

the only pity is that the public is not allowed into the Union Buildings but the outside is stunning and the gardens with the flowers and grass is beautiful and well kept

Visited April 2012
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Sandton
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“Good scenic viewpoint over Pretoria, magic in spring”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have only viewed the Union Buildings from the outside. The architectural design is quite pleasing and the view from the visitor's parking area over central Pretoria is good, but quite spectacular when the thousands of Jacarandas are in full flower (September/October).

Visited July 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Union Building”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stunning garden and atmosphere. WOW view of the city - especially at night. Great for picnics or just taking a romantic sunset stroll. My husband and I often go there. In winter we even sit in our car and have take-away supper while enjoying the view.

Visited June 2012
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