Accommodation near Union Buildings

Sitting atop the Meintjie Kops in Pretoria, the Union Buildings are certainly a landmark to marvel over. This architectural masterpiece forms the official seat of the South African government and also houses the offices of our country’s president.

The Union Buildings were built by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the 1920’s and was said to be the greatest achievement of the man’s lifetime. The construction took over three years and required over 1260 workers to finish. Finally, the completed structure was unveiled to the public in 1923, standing 275-metres in length. What makes the Union Building stand out is its unusual shape; it forms a semi-circle with two wings on the outer edges. These wings are said to be symbolic, representing the unification of South Africa’s formerly divided nation. 

Apart from the building itself, another attraction to the grounds is the terraced garden. What makes this garden unique is that it is exclusively planted with indigenous flora and fauna. There is also an amphitheatre that can hold a capacity of 900 persons as well as various monuments and statues found on the site.

Following the 10-day mourning period for the late, former state president, Nelson Mandela, a nine-metre-tall bronze statue was unveiled on the Day of Reconciliation in 2013 at the Union Buildings. The statue was designed by the renowned South African sculptors, Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren. What makes the sculpture all the more impressive is that it was constructed in record-breaking time – a project that took mere months to complete.

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Melvin Residence Guest House
0.5 km

From R450 pps

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Nestled in the hills surrounding Pretoria, the suburb of Arcadia provides a refuge from the urban hustle of the capital. Within this Jacaranda lined setting, stands a gracious villa, a landmark of ele... More Info

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Dee's BnB
0.5 km

From R550* unit


Our newly renovated 1902 Victorian house in a quiet street in Riviera, is conveniently situated near most of the major specialist hospitals in Pretoria, as well as shopping centers & restaurants, the ... More Info

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Moontide
0.5 km

From R550 pps

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The House was designed by young architects and sings with authenticity and creative energy.It is set in a beautiful garden, where the music of nature surrounds you, and has a distinctive atmosphere of... More Info

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East View House Arcadia
0.6 km

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At East View House you are welcomed to affordable, comfortable and friendly accommodation with a cosy atmosphere and a great location. East View House is located on the corner of East Avenue and Osbor... More Info

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Arcadia Hotel
0.8 km

From R1140 pps

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Welcome to the Arcadia Hotel. Located at the foot of the well-known landmark of Pretoria, the Union Buildings, the Arcadia Hotel is an integral part of the Arcadia Shopping Centre. The hotel is easily... More Info

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Hotel 224
0.8 km

Hotel 224

From R400 pps

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The Hotel 224 was established in 1987 and through the years it has become the leader in affordable accommodation in Pretoria, offering the visitor exceptional service and quality at a fractional rate ... More Info

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Oppi Hoek Guesthouse
1 km

From R360 pps


Oppi Hoek Guest House offers a home away from home in our stylish and affordable bed and breakfast en-suite guest rooms. We have five double rooms and one single room. The rooms include an area in... More Info

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Premier Hotel Pretoria
1.2 km

From R1080* unit

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The Premier Hotel Pretoria opened in March 2007 and exudes luxury and opulence. With its stylishly decorated rooms, on-site parking, fully equipped business centre, conference facilities and outdoor ... More Info

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Amper Bo Guest House
1.2 km

From R360 pps


"Amper Bo" offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. The friendly, dedicated staff will attend to all your needs. We are centrally situated, close to major shopping centres as well as historical land... More Info

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Corporate Accommodation
1.2 km

From R350 pps

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Corporate Accommodation is strategically located in Arcadia, Pretoria, and we offer cost-effective and comfortable corporate accommodation. Our excellent location offers easy access to the Gautrain... More Info

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Arcadia Reviews

Arcadia
No hesitation in recommending to anyone
- Steve Moss

Arcadia
Very surprised by the area. I never knew there was so much to do and see. It is very peaceful and close to anything. One must explore this area to find the hidden gems.
- Niel Swart

Arcadia
Acardia is a very nice, quiet place; it's one of the best places for a person to really relax and get a peace of mind
- Kgauhelo Pitso

Arcadia
Arcadia is a beautiful area we had so much to do. We visited Loftus Versveld for a tour and were rewarded with much more - we attended the captains run (The captains practise session with the team before the game to get them mentally ready).
Saturday we visited the biggest zoo in the country, only a few kilometres away from our apartment. The shopping centres are also within reach and you have a choice of establishments.
The people are friendly and helpful. Do yourself a favour and visit Trademarx at Loftus, the food and prices are the best. Sitting here in Stellenbosch behind my desk thinking back to the T-bone steak we had , I'm hungry all over again.

- Bernette Boonzaaier

Arcadia
A very nice, quiet place and everything is closeby. (public transport, malls, Government departments etc)
- Phuthumile Fuyani