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“Little More Than a Photo Op”
Review of Union Buildings

Union Buildings
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Pretoria City Tour from Sandton
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Pretoria Capital City Tour
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Half-Day Pretoria City Tour from Johannesburg
Ranked #4 of 120 things to do in Pretoria
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My guide drew my attention to the well tended gardens below the Union Buildings and the view of Pretoria beyond. The buildings themselves were not open to the public when we were there so not much more than a Kodak moment, weather permitting. The buildings themselves look more stunning when viewed from afar. The Voortrekker Monument will give a better view, albeit a paid one. If pressed for time, skip this detour.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Another place to visit in South Africa. The place is on a mountainous area over-looking the city of Pretoria. A place to view the beautiful city of Pretoria(among the most beautiful cities in the world).
Part of it houses the offices of the President of South Africa. It's gardens are very BEAUTIFUL and welcomes couples who have just married for taking their pictures/photographs. Since it is on a mountain you will see the city clearly with its skyscrapers.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent a pleasant half hour admiring both the gardens and the building itself (from the outside) as well as great views over Pretoria and up toward the Voortrekker monument from which we had just driven. You need wheels to safely get to this place.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

It worth seeing this building a landmark in south Africa ,but be careful because of safety reasons it is in town and think twice to visit it if you are not well known with the area rather skip this site seeing opportunity or be careful of smash and grap thief's who will target visitors .mid city pretoria no place for holiday guest any more sad but true go more to pretoria east side much better feel and safety but still be careful.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Visit to Union Buildings ground gives an awesome view of Pretoria. Parking is available and free. Did not go inside so can not comment.

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