Statue of Nelson Mandela

Statue of Nelson Mandela, Pretoria: Address, Statue of Nelson Mandela Reviews: 4.5/5

Statue of Nelson Mandela
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OverjoyedK
Cape Town, South Africa386 contributions
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
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, Germany389 contributions
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
18 contributions
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
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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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1 735 contributions
Jan 2020
The statue of Nelson Mandela is located in the terraced gardens right in front of the Union buildings. It does make sense for it to be huge, as huge were the historical events not only associated with Nelson Mandela himself but also the whole story of South Africa.
Written 18 May 2020
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Daydream812740
17 contributions
May 2019
The statue of Mr Mandela is huge! It needed a little bit of a cleaning, but is quite impressive, as are the government buildings that share the land with this attraction.
Written 13 April 2020
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Anzani N
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Very Nice place for photos and relaxing. I always go there to read and take photos. Meet with people, tourists included.
Written 7 April 2020
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Phil&Becca
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
Feb 2020
The statue is a place of history. It gets very busy with bus tours, so plan your trip accordingly. However its nice and you should travel their once for sure
Written 7 April 2020
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hilaryhoskingtssa
Deeping St James, UK38 contributions
Jan 2020
Went to Pretoria by train from Joburg with 5 friends. Would not recommend going in a smaller group.
Visited the Union Buildings which also included the Nelson Mandela statue. The gardens were beautifully presented and the statue itself was magnificent.
There were locals selling their wares but hey you're on holiday so has to be expected. They were not pushy so didn't feel obliged to buy anything.
Written 24 February 2020
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