The Union Buildings are the official seat of South Africa's government and houses the Presidency. The buildings were designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913. The British high commissioner at the time, Lord Selborne, said that "People will come from all over the world to wonder at the beauty of the site and to admire the forethought and courage of the men who selected it". These words ring true until this day. The Union Building gardens are perfect for a picnic and the famous statue of former President Nelson Mandela is a must. The views over Pretoria from this historical sight are absolutely stunning.