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South Africa's national government is split between three cities, and in Pretoria, the government is housed in the Union Buildings, which were built in the early 1900s after Pretoria became the administrative capital of the newly united Union of South Africa. The two wings of the structure represent English and Afrikaans, with the court between the two representing the Union of South Africa.

The offices of the president of South Africa is still in the Union Buildings, and the country's flag flies over the left wing if the president is there. The amphitheatre was renamed in 2013 as the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, and a 29.5-foot-tall statue of Mandela stands in front of the Union Buildings now.

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Pretoria Historical Tour

Pretoria Historical Tour

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Pretoria ,The administrative Capital city of the then ZAR,The Union Of South Africa And the New South Africa. We also Visit The Union Buildings,The President’s State House.There you can have a nice scenery view of the Jacaranda City.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.81
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$78.81
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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

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Explore the highlights of Pretoria during a tour from Johannesburg. Join a knowledgeable guide for a visit to one of South Africa’s capitals, often called ‘Jacaranda City’ for the profusion of lavender blossoms on its tree-lined streets each spring. Walk to Church Square to see where Nelson Mandela received a life sentence in 1964 and the nearby building where he became president of South Africa three decades later. Visit the famous Voortrekker Monument and the 19th-century home of Boer leader Paul Kruger.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.76
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$106.76
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Half Day Pretoria City Tour

Half Day Pretoria City Tour

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With tree-lined avenues, striking architecture, and important monuments shining a light on a strong colonial history, Pretoria ranks among South Africa’s must-see cities. On this tour, spin through Pretoria in comfort by air-conditioned minivan with your guide and explore with ease. Take in top attractions including the Paul Kruger House Museum, the Voortrekker Monument, and the Union Buildings, and gain insight into South Africa’s rich culture and colonial past.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.60
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$80.60
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Pretoria city half day tour

Pretoria city half day tour

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Pretoria is one of the few most historical cities in the country. This made the city to be automatically centered in the world map. Though our city expert guide will take one back to 1652 when the first Europeans landed and settled in the Cape area, remember South Africa's existence is far beyond prior the 1652 . From wealth of his (the guide) knowledge and experience about this city one to gain more insight about Who and What events or incidents contributed in the making of this beautiful city. Never miss out the opportunity to explore it. We always honor your choice for touring with us.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.59
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$99.59
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Pretoria Capital City Tour from Pretoria, every TUESDAY

Pretoria Capital City Tour from Pretoria, every TUESDAY

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Get a comprehensive tour of Pretoria on this city highlights excursion. With a guide in the lead, you'll be sure not to miss anything; stops include the Union Building, Voortrekker Monument, and Church Square. Listen to in-depth commentary about Pretoria's role in South Africa's culture, politics, and history as you travel. This tour is a great option for first-time visitors in search of an orientation or those short on time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.17
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$55.17
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Johannesburg & Pretoria Photo Tour

Johannesburg & Pretoria Photo Tour

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My photographic tour of the two major cities in South Africa takes you on a journey of views and history which you can research online. Every view, every photographer and every picture will tell a different story of your experience. I myself am a photographer and everytime I take a picture at the same place its a different magical experience. This is a unique, informative and captivating tour for young and old.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.98
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$85.98
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Pretoria City Guided Day Tour

Pretoria City Guided Day Tour

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Explore South Africa's capital city, Pretoria, on this sightseeing tour with a guide. Listen to commentary on the history, culture, architecture, and people of the "Garden City" while visiting the top attractions. Stops include Church Square, the Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument, and others. Lunch and round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.58
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$190.58
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Half Day Pretoria City and Monuments Tour

Half Day Pretoria City and Monuments Tour

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Pretoria is an iconic city and is full of historical and cultural attractions. Join us on this journey of discovery as we take you back into time as well as discover the current culture of the city. Key attractions we visit include: union buildings Voortrekker monument Church square Pretoria city centre tour
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.31
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$100.31
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Pretoria Capital Tour

Pretoria Capital Tour

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Pretoria ,The administrative Capital city of the then ZAR,The Union Of South Africa And the New South Africa. We also Visit The Union Buildings,The President’s State House.There you can have a nice scenery view of the Jacaranda City.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.56
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$89.56
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Culture, Wildlife and Heritage 3 Days

Culture, Wildlife and Heritage 3 Days

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The tour Itinerary covers the most visited destinations in Johannesburg or South Africa. These are SOWETO, APARTHEID MUSEUM, LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE, PILANESBURG NATIONAL PARK AND PRETORIA CITY. Ideal for time saving at a much deserving rates. Also the flexibility to accommodate our guests for Sun City Holiday Resort visit.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$816.07
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$816.07

Pretoria Day Tour

Pretoria Day Tour

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‘We are marching to Pretoria! Pretoria! Pretoria!’ Ok, you won’t be marching so much as driving during this full-day tour exploring the fascinating history of South Africa’s capital city, but you will get plenty of exercise touring the city’s monuments, historic buildings and gardens. Start with the Voortrekker Monument, the biggest in all of Africa, then onward to see the Union Buildings, Kruger House Museum and Church square.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.74
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$134.74
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Half Day Pretoria City Tour - Cultural and Historical

Half Day Pretoria City Tour - Cultural and Historical

The city of Pretoria (aka The Jacaranda City) is South Africa’s administrative capital and we take you on an amazing cultural experience that includes tree lined avenues, inspiring architecture, historical monuments.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Pretoria Half Day Tour

Pretoria Half Day Tour

Pretoria "Jacaranda City" is South Africa's Administrative Capital. We take you on an amazing cultural experience and cover all the historical monuments. Originally founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the “Apies rivier”. An experience that will "Create Unique Memories."
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.07
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$68.07

Private tour of Gauteng Province: Pretoria, Apartheid Museum & Soweto

Private tour of Gauteng Province: Pretoria, Apartheid Museum & Soweto

Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area. Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the major highways and the country's largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria and the historical Soweto. We have combined the most popular attractions in the province in a day tour – if you only have one day to see it all, this is the tour for you:
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.46
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$150.46
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Pretoria Tour

Pretoria Tour

Spend a full day in “Jacaranda City” (so called because of the many Jacaranda trees which transform the city streets into blankets of magnificent purple every October). Serving as the seat of the administrative branch of the South African government, Pretoria is one of the country’s three Capital cities. Founded in 1855, it was named after the Voortrekker leader, Andries Pretorias. A regal, quiet city, its interesting history is hidden between magnificent towers, classical architecture, and amphitheatres. Learn everything you need to know about the “City of Tshwane” with Stephenson Adventures!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.49
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$71.49
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Pretoria, Joburg and Soweto Full Day Tour (English / German Guided)

Pretoria, Joburg and Soweto Full Day Tour (English / German Guided)

Enjoy the sights of Pretoria from the Union Buildings, explore the historic places in Soweto, admire the culture, visit Constitution Hill, and take in the views. Discover all the sights and tastes that Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto have to offer, in a day.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.58
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15 Days - Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and Cape Town Tour

15 Days - Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and Cape Town Tour

Enjoy a 15 Day Tour Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and Cape Town. Get to enjoy the best attractions in South Africa carefully selected and combined into the best Motherland Africa Tour. From the streets of Johannesburg gold rich city to the ever wild Kruger National Park Big 5 and the ever jaws dropping Panorama Tour in Mpumalanga. Cape Town wraps up the excitement with all the best attractions carefully Knitted on these well priced adventure. Pack your bags, bring enough sunscreen and a digital Camera too and lets us do the rest. An awesome experience awaits the lucky traveler.
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  • 15 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$5,731.87
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Pretoria Capital City Tour from Johannesburg / Sandton, every TUESDAY

Pretoria Capital City Tour from Johannesburg / Sandton, every TUESDAY

Get a comprehensive tour Pretoria on this half-day excursion from Sandton. With a guide providing navigation and commentary, you'll embark on a curated itinerary designed to show you the highlights of the city in a short time. Get panoramic views of the the Jacaranda City from the preident's office in the Union Building and stop at all the other must-see Pretoria landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.86
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$69.86
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Pretoria Special Tour

Pretoria Special Tour

Pretoria (Tshwane), in Gauteng Province, is the administrative capital of South Africa. Known as "Jacaranda City" for its thousands of jacaranda trees, it's also home to universities and government buildings. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president's offices and hosted Nelson Mandela's inauguration. Nearby is the Voortrekker Monument, honoring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape Colony.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.81
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$78.81
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Pretoria City 4 Hours Private Guided Tour with Pick Up

Pretoria City 4 Hours Private Guided Tour with Pick Up

The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African Government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. Voortrekker Monument is a massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854. Paul Kruger House, is a modest and informative house museum in downtown Pretoria outlines the life and times of the 19th-century Afrikaans leader and Transvaal President Paul Kruger. The bungalow-style home was built for the large Kruger family in 1884 by English-speaking architect Charles Clark, who legend has it used to mix his cement with milk rather than water. The long veranda in front of the house is its most famous feature and it is said that the president loved nothing more than to spend time here chatting to passers-by.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.95
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$72.95
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Pretoria Full Day City Tour

Pretoria Full Day City Tour

This is absolutely a unique experience in a lifetime. South Africa has 3 Capital Cities being Cape Town seat of Parliament, Bloemfontein for the Judiciary and Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. After Washington DC, only Pretoria has second biggest diplomatic representation than any city than any other city in the world. Visit the Union Building, Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square, Jacaranda street and get to see Unisa and other institutions of amongst others.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.71
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$123.71
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Pretoria & Cullinan Tours-Full Day

Pretoria & Cullinan Tours-Full Day

This Tour tells a history of South African White ancestors, how they suffered and struggled against black tribes to come and settle in Pretoria, this tour also tells you the history of the oldest mine pipe in the world
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Johannesburg Tour and Cape Town Tour in 10 Days Best Tour

Johannesburg Tour and Cape Town Tour in 10 Days Best Tour

Dive in to South Africa History in Cape Town and Johannesburg on these 10 Days Tour.Enjoy the best tour that combines all the best attractions in these 2 Cities. We will start the tour in Johannesburg where we will learn about the history of Apartheid and also get a taste of Safari before taking a flight and heading to Cape Town for the remainder of the Tour.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,045.05
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$3,045.05
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Pretoria full day - War and Peace - the story of the Voortrekkers -Private Guide

Pretoria full day - War and Peace - the story of the Voortrekkers -Private Guide

Come and trace the incredible story of the hardships and hostilities faced by the Voortrekkers in their quest for freedom and independence. Told through the eyes of Paul Kruger, General, Statesman and President of the Transvaal Boer Republic for almost 20 years. Under his leadership the Boers took on the might of the British Empire inflicting many humiliating defeats on the greatest army of its time before conceding defeat. Understand the reasons for the struggle and the fight over land and resources between the British, Boers and local African tribes. What legacy has this left today for our country? What are the challenges we now face and what is the way forward? How may hearts and minds be changed to embrace the dream of The Rainbow Nation? This story tour will give you some insights into these questions and others.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.11
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$164.11
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What are Union Buildings hours of operation?
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Union Buildings hours of operation: Gardens - 24hrs. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Union Buildings tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Union Buildings can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 31 Union Buildings tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Union Buildings 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Union Buildings costs USD 55.17. Guided Union Buildings tours start around USD 55.17 per person. See all 31 Union Buildings tickets and tours on Viator.
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