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“Gorgeous Gardens”
Review of Union Buildings

Union Buildings
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$94.46*
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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg
Ranked #9 of 126 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed August 24, 2012

It truly is a beautiful part of Pretoria. You can take a relaxing walk through the garden while enjoying a beautiful view of the city., day and night. If you are there around September-October you will have a spectacular view when the thousands of Jacaranda trees are in full bloom.
The garden is great to visit with family, friends, you can enjoy a picnic and couples can have a nice stroll around.

The building is gorgeous, the only pity is that the public is not allowed into the buildings.

1  Thank barbarapallavicini
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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.

1  Thank Brendan H
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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.

Thank Flightoftheeagletour
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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

Thank Catz T
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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).

1  Thank Geoffdt
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