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Union Buildings, Tshwane

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Contact: +27 12 358 1430(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: 24 hours daily; garden tours: by appointment Mon-Fri
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, these landmarks stand majestically on Meintjieskop, overlooking Pretoria. The buildings have a semi-circular amphitheater, and were completed in 1913, at a cost of GBP1,180,000. The East and West sides represent two languages, English and Afrikaans. On the grounds are the Delville Wood War Memorial, a tribute to South African troops who died during the First World War, statues of South African prime Ministers and a police memorial. Guests are not allowed inside the buildings, but they are welcome to enjoy the surrounding sites and the beautiful sprawling gardens.