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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning gardens. A moving experience. Plenty of photo opportunities. The Nelson Mandela Statue is amazing.

Thank RubyTuesdayDevon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful View and the statue of TATA Madiba Mandela it add to its advantage. Perfect location with beautiful garden and easy access.

Thank JSDirane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good views over Pretoria and its Jakaranda trees. Large gardens to stroll in. Safety walking in the gardens can be an issue. Cannot enter the buildings but good to admire the architecture from outside. Free parking.

Thank SFou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views and beautiful gardens. The Union Buildings were designed by Herbert Baker and the building is beautifully designed with great architecture. Although you cannot go into the building anymore it is really worth seeing. The gardens below are beautiful and you can see a...More

Thank saffatraveler2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site makes for breathtaking views. It can get a bit busy at times, due to its location right in the centre of the CBD.

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are well maintained and the flowers are well kept. There is a giant statue of Nelson Mandela that towers over all others.

Thank GeoWashington1787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The union buildings house the executive arm of the South African government. Originally designed by sir Herbert baker the union buildings should definitely be top of the to-do list for anybody visiting Pretoria. The immaculately prepared gardens are a sight to behold and the views...More

Thank Zubair P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This can be seen from quite a lot of vantage points in Pretoria as it sits proudly on a hill, but up close, you can really see the detail. You also have the giant statue of Nelson Mandela to see in the garden in front...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The most breathtaking thing about the Union Buildings is the view of Pretoria that u get from there, it's so amazing, you can actually see all the places in the CBD, the skyline , and also the surrounding mountains. It is a view worth seeing...More

Thank jeffreyk18
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great spot to take a short rest on a long drive, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic. Very well maintained gardens and a very safe place due to high security presence.

Thank Sumesha D
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KD's Mommy
We are visiting the Union Buildings in February. Could you please tell me if there is a car park? Thankyou Eileen
21 January 2016|
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Response from HafsaPretoria | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking all around. With car guards to keep an eye on your vehicle
Hi, We are visiting in September and staying at the Sheraton hotel, close to the Union Buildings. Is it safe to walk and visit the buildings and gardens ?
3 March 2015|
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Response from MartinJBarnard | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is fairly safe during daytime. Church street is a major feeder route and very busy so be careful in crossing the street. The Sheraton hotel is directly across from the Union Building on the southern side and a good... More