Union Buildings

Union Buildings, Pretoria: Address, Phone Number, Union Buildings Reviews: 4/5

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OverjoyedK
Cape Town, South Africa382 contributions
Oct 2021
The union buildings is surrounded by well kept gardens with the main attractions being the Nelson Mandela statue. It is a great spot for picnics or a nice stroll in nature.
Written 30 October 2021
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Ntombi C
Centurion, South Africa40 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful and peaceful lot of people parking space great safe and beautiful garden good when u have company it's more fun
Written 11 September 2021
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Airika T
Tartu, Estonia84 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
What I can say? The most popular place in center of Pretoria where mostly people take opportunity to exercise in open air. The must visit for tourist, because basically the only old architecture you can see by walking. And of course take a photo with Mandela statue.
Written 4 September 2021
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GJN7
Clarens, South Africa45 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Went to see the Union Buildings and the statue of Nelson Mandela. Such a pity the protestors are still being allowed to live on one of the terraces as they are making such a mess which is unhygienic and off-putting to visitors and tourists. While we were there, one of the men who live in the tent dwelling, walking arose the lawn naked with just a cloth across his ‘front’. Not good!
Written 28 March 2021
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Pathfinder742885
18 contributions
Mar 2020
Great lawns and buildings, great views of Pretoria. Unfortunately they did not allow me inside the building.
Written 6 January 2021
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Ananda V
Magaliesburg, South Africa22 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We visited the garden specifically.
It’s fabulous. Well maintained and neat. A great variety of blooming plants around the garden. Definitely a spot to visit multiple times a year to catch all the different plants in their specific blooming season.
Don’t forget to visit the South African Police memorial at the amphitheater.
There are peaceful protest actions happening at present. Not hostile at all, more to educate about their causes.
Some signs of vandalism at most of the war memorials which is unfortunate.
Otherwise, a great experience
Written 12 December 2020
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Seeeule
Worcester, South Africa198 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Very nice architecture. Enjoyed our conversation with the Koi-San people advocating for their valid cause.
Written 1 December 2020
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Sandra W
Mokopane, South Africa41 contributions
Oct 2020
We stopped here just driving past. The view was awesome from the top. Gardens well looked after. Unfortunately did not have time to go in. You see the Voortrekker monument also from the top.
Written 11 November 2020
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David S
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The long walk on the premises. The picnic on the grounds very relaxing and chilled. Very cheap outing.
Written 18 October 2020
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Mmama1984-ms
Centurion, South Africa2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The garden is well lookef after, an overview of pretoria while at union building is amazing. A great place to take a walk around the park while observing and reading the history is worth a visit
Written 17 October 2020
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