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The man is large

Tourist must - situated at the foot of the Union buildings with an amazing view over the city. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa
Father of our nation

Awesome display of a legendary man in a very fitting surrounding area. Plenty of nostalgia and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nelson Mandela was a savior to South Africa therefore respected by me. Helped us in very difficult times but his legacy is already trampled on. Memories are short and therefore does not warrant a second visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Edgar S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If, as most do you, park in front of The Union Building you are faced with a steep and uneven downward flight of stairs which are unmanageable fo most people with mobility issues. Once reached the great man’s impressively large statue is currently besieged by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourist must - situated at the foot of the Union buildings with an amazing view over the city. The oversized statue offers a photo opportunity for each visitor.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RonelRogers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome display of a legendary man in a very fitting surrounding area. Plenty of nostalgia and information readily available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacquesD1811
Reviewed 14 January 2019

a colonial architecture without barriers, huge; nice location and park. Take braai to enjoy after the walk around. Too bad the building can not be visited.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacologne
Reviewed 28 December 2018

A must in your visit of Pretoria / Tshwane. Park at the top of the Union Buildings park and walk down. I think its a lovely statue of a remarkable and much loved leader.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RoddyPayne
Reviewed 19 December 2018

The Nelson Mandala state is located in front of the Union Buildings. It is an extremely popular sight for tourists, wedding parties, street vendors and picnickers. The statue bears a true resemblance to the icon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 13 December 2018

A beautiful statue for an icon i wemt with my kids to go see this gigantic statue of Nelson Mandela the gardens are magnificent

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank portiarabatshidi
Reviewed 12 December 2018

walking up to the statue across the park is all uphill , but you can walk through the gardens then walk all the way around of the statue with arms outstretched- the gardens on the way are impressive shame about the rubbish in the park

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GMH153
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Like many touristy things this is just that. A touristy thing. A larger than life statue of an icon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bel S
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