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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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US$59.08*
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Magnificent Square and buildings

Beautiful and green landscape in front of the buildings. Lawn is nicely maintained with flowers bed. A huge statue of Nelson Mandela.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this attraction which was just across the road from our hotel. It's an attractive building and lovely grounds. There are many steps so may not suit everyone ! However we enjoyed the walk. There didn't appear to be any tours which is a shame as I would have been interested in the history and learning about it current... More 

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Bela Bela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Designed in 1908 by Herbert Baker This imposing building are located atop of Meintjieskop in Pretoria The official seat of SA government and a popular tourist attraction Surrounded by very pretty and always colourful large gardens with indigenous plants

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and green landscape in front of the buildings. Lawn is nicely maintained with flowers bed. A huge statue of Nelson Mandela.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good place to view the history of South Africa's government and beautiful view of the Pretoria city in the evening. Great place to take pictures as well

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

Beautiful gardens! I pass through the Union Buildings every Sunday on my way from church. I find it very relaxing. My kids love it too! The surrounding buildings and infrastructure blends very well and it still is one of the significant historical places in South Africa.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a common place to go as a tourist. Nice view of the city and a classical photo with the statue of Mandela. 15-20 minutes and thats it.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bautiful architecture by Sir Herbert Baker. Interesting history. Grounds were traded for a pony back in the day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The flowers within, the green grass the tall trees the hide outs for kids, I loved kicking the ball with my little ones. I spent the whole day enjoying the natural beauty of Pretoria. We stayed till late just to watch the sunset and its marvelous, when the lights of Pretoria went on it was majestic looking down at the... More 

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East London, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed going there, there is so much to see and learn , people are friendly and helpful, will go there again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great landscape and beatifully designed great buildings. Gardens looks marvelous, always green with its beautifull flowers. Ideal for those special moments and fotoshoots. The President of the Republic of South Africa is working from there and also receive his distinguished guests there. Very important place in the South African history. The inauguration of new elected South African Presidents is also... More 

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