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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 yesterday

The building was made of very nice stone, you had to wonder how the building was built so long ago. The steps around the building are very nice; however you have to watch your step from the environmental hazards. The step and walkways have chips...More

Thank 840tonih
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was to give learner's an experience of their history and part or rather places that helped in shaping our country

Thank Onkemetse V
Reviewed 6 days ago

The union buildings is part of South Africa's heritage, the outside facilities are not clean, it looks neglected, it is fenced off, you cannot get close to this historical building, what a disappointment

Thank greeffw
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the powerhouse of South Africa, the Union Buildings are impressive and offers great views of the surrounding areas. There is a huge statute of Nelson Mandela further down the terraces that most people get their photo taken in front of.

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here with our tour guide. This is were President Jacob zuma is residing. A must visit when you are in South Africa. I also like the view on where this structure was built. I was able to witness South Africa Sunset and its...More

Thank John Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upfront I have to say its a great pity that the current tenant in chief President Jacob Zuma and his band of corrupt and incompetent acolytes sully the view, but Herbert Baker really outdid himself when he designed this seat of power with its semi...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Union Building is an icon in South Africa , Its nice to listen to the ding dong bel every hour. With the huge 6 meter tall Mandela stats u in the lovely gardens its a must to sit on one shoe and think of...More

Thank OttoOMU
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting as it made me think of all the goings on in the past and what transpires today, whilst the future is determined

Thank BarbzGriffith
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are pretty and a nice place to chill or sunbath. The city also offers free wifi, I think about 500 mb per day per device, which can be accessed here. You will see a lot of people wifi surfing. Not sure if you...More

Thank Loxa1a1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this building is beautiful, and the view of Pretoria is special, the gardens were a disappointment. Years ago the gardens were spectacular, now it is very average.

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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
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