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Union Buildings

Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 82 375 6174
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Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 82 375 6174
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, completely unique old world architecture set in the most beautiful manicured gardens. A very special place. At it most beautiful in October, when the Jacarandas are in full bloom. A must-visit

Thank Adele D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for a historic building and great view from the top. Good afternoon trip. Recommended.

Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The story is not the Union Building but the very pleasant park and wonderful and enormous statue of Nelson Mandela. The likeness is superb and families gather for picnics and brides come out for photo shoots. I like this warm, safe place with a real...More

Thank PhotoCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Details about the history of south Africa are found here. You can meet wonderful people with different backgrounds and personalities. The area has security, I find it safe. Plus, there's parking space and I love the different cultural products that are...More

Thank Moloto P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my subjective opinion, but I might have a lot of support on it - the Union Buildings is the myost harmonious architectural object in the country, and hold up pretty well globally. I love that sweeping arc of stone structure, punctuated by the...More

Thank RealDish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting venue. The structure is very well designed an d well situated.It is best to visit during the dy, however the best view of the entire structure is in the evening. There are several statues, including Mandela's. There is also a...More

Thank waltermK2249BO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Uniion Buildings in Pretoria will review architectural design of the 20th century that has stto the test of time and a panoramic view of Pretoria city centre from the hill

Thank Gboyega O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk around on the outside in the gardens, but there don't seem to be any tours through the buildings itself. No tourist information either.

Thank Tinus S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for tourists, and those on a shoestring budget. Without costing a penny you can meander around the Union Buildings and take some great photos. Alternatively, you can book your tickets for a tour of this popular attraction.

Thank Arina J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This brings back good memories, the gardens was always nice and the buildings wellkept. Love the statues and lovely views over the city.

Thank Itchytwiggy
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KD's Mommy
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
18 August 2015|
Response from waltermK2249BO |
There is no need to book, the place is open to public except the government offices side. However, I suggest you move as group and do not carry any valuable items in the evening, My TIP- Always be observant of individuals... More
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