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Union Buildings in Pretoria – a walking interpretation

Created with Sketch. Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa
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Duration

3 hours

Cancellation

Up to 1 day

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African Government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria, atop Meintjieskop at the northern end of Arcadia, close to historic Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Union Buildings have been the backdrop for some of the country’s most pivotal moments, such as the 20 000-strong march on 9 August 1956, led by South African women of all races protesting against the apartheid pass laws. For international visitors this iconic building is most memorable as the place where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated in 1994 as the first democratically elected leader of South Africa, a moment which was screened live on television to millions of viewers across the world.

What you will do

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Take your walking shoes.
Take your walking shoes.
Walk within the gardens where you’ll find various monuments to important historic South African figures, including a monument of General Louis Botha riding his horse and an imposing 9m-tall bronze statue of Nelson Mandela that was unveiled here just after his death in 2013. Unfortunately, you cannot go inside the buildings themselves, but visitors are free to explore the terraced gardens that look out over the city. The gardens are a particularly popular place for family picnics or to have wedding photos taken and also often function as the venue for major concerts and festivals.
This activity is subjected to availability of the tour Guide.

Included/Excluded

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide at specialist venues
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees

Languages

English

Experience

Historic & Culture
Walking Tour

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa

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