Close to the ground.

Union Buildings

Edmond St, Arcadia gardens open to the public

S 25 44.466 E 028 12.702

Union Buildings are the sandstone buildings built by Sir Herbert Baker between 1910-13 that house the Office of the President and the executive branch of the South African government. In front of the Union Buildings is an expansive terraced garden that, together with statues and monuments, overlooks the city of Pretoria. The buildings are not open to the public, but visitors can walk through the surrounding indigenous gardens and view the South African Police Memorial, bronze statues of a few South African leaders, and the Delville Wood War Memorial which commemorates the South Africans who died during the First World War.

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