Statue of Nelson Mandela
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2 614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Prepare to be impressed by the huge statue of Nelson Mandela standing with open arms, Just below the Union Buildings in the stunning gardens.

Gets quite busy and there are the unusal "official photogrpahers" trying to sell their wares. But wait a while and the crowds clear so you have time to run up and get a snap at the feet of the great man.
Written 15 April 2023
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GDPOLO
Reno, NV48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Be prepared. If you think you have an inkling for what it was and stands for your in for a surprise. This was the most emotional part of our trip. I am easily moved and can connect with the energy of my surroundings. I was not prepared. I must've cried 30 times during the Mandela Musuem, the landmark where so many children were masacred and seeing the bond between Desmond Tutu and Mandela. Its heavy, devastating and still a must see for those who really wish to understand. The people of this area have so much pride in this man and rightly so. Enough said, just be mentally ready.
Written 9 April 2023
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Leonhard.H
Tsumeb, Namibia27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Well maintained gardens. Great photo opportunity with the Mandela statue. Some other bits and pieces of history can also be observed from the Union buildings. Great view of Pretoria from the top.
Written 9 January 2023
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33 752 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Tourists take this monument for granted, as something that has always stood here. However, the Mandela monument has been standing on this place for only 9 years. Previously, there was a monument to the hero of the Second Anglo-Boer War, the pre-war Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa Barry Herzog. He was as much a symbolic figure for Afrikaners as Mandela is now for the black majority.Replacing Herzog with Mandela was a symbolic assertion of power. The 9-meter bronze statue of Mandela weighing 3.5 tons is assembled from one and a half hundred parts that are not visible from afar. Mandela opens his arms vaguely resembling the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Not by size, by posture. From an artistic point of view, the statue is not of particular interest. Frankly speaking, not a masterpiece...
Written 8 November 2022
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rosalindBirtwislte
Bedford, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A short walk up through parkland an beautifully maintained gardens, a lovely statue of Nelso Mandela, beaming and holding his arms wide.
Written 26 October 2022
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OverjoyedK
Cape Town, South Africa362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had a lovely time at the gardens with the highlight being seeing this massive statue of Mandela. There are photographers on-site that will capture great photos for a fee.
Written 30 October 2021
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Katka161
Prague, Czech Republic20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
So amazing standing next to this big statue of Mr. Mandela. Nice garden to take break and view city now in spring time with all these jakarandas
Written 15 October 2021
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Ken F
Koenigsbrunn, Germany384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were here on 02/25/2020. A beautiful sunny day thet would have lightened up his heart. He has a beautiful view over the city and stands with wide open arms (wide open, just like his heart). We really enjoyed our time here. The garden is well kept. The gardeners we saw do a fine job keeping everthing tidy.
If you're looking for souvenirs, just go all the way up the stairs to the Union Buildings. There are stands with local artifacts. The prices are fair, but you can also bargain.
Written 28 February 2021
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Pathfinder742885
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I was amazed by the size of this statue, it is actually bigger than what it looks on pictures, amazing craftmanship!!!
Written 6 January 2021
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Ilse v
Pretoria, South Africa23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
What a lovely site and sight - the statue of Nelson Mandela in front of the Union Buildings. This is quite a remarkable tourist attraction to visit and we enjoyed this experience together with foreign friends.
Written 30 November 2020
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