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“Great view of Pretoria”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Union Buildings

Union Buildings
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Pretoria City Tour from Sandton
Ranked #3 of 112 things to do in Pretoria
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great view of Pretoria”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Probably the best place in Pretoria to see the sunset and to have a quiet evening with a nice bottle of South African wine.

Visited February 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Landmark of Pretoria”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The sandstone is just remarkable as part of this beautiful landmark. Many wedding couples take pictures in the beautiful gardens surrounding the Union buildings and the view from there over the city is breathtaking. Many declarations of the nation are signed there.a must for all visiting our city

Visited November 2012
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Glendale, California
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“Nice views”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The views from the front of the Union Buildings are truly spectacular, especially at sunset. There are usually souvenir hawkers at the top where you can grab reasonably priced stuff to take home. The terraced gardens below the building should have been in better condition: many of the roses have died and have not been replaced, some of the monuments show evidence of vandalism or simple erosion and the requisite maintenance is not being done. The buildings themselves are closed to visitors, we were told.

Visited February 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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36 reviews
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“do not miss walking the gardens in spring time”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The best time is obviously in the spring time when the flowers arein full bloom and the gardeners have cleaned out the beds from the winter, but still gives beautiful vies of the city as well as at night time. Just do be careful when walking around, rather do so in a group.

Visited July 2012
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Roodepoort
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“Not that great”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have not been to the Union Buildings in some time. First of all, one can not enter the buildings as there is now strict security. I found the gardens neglected and was not impressed by all the stalls selling cheap imitation of "african curios" in the parking lot. I did not feel safe during our visit and it was not possible to take any good pictures of the buildings.

Visited January 2013
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