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Constitution Hill

Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 381 3100
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Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa- the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa's leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women's Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. The vast variety of programmes hosted at Constitution Hill enable us to embrace current issues, celebrate days of national significance, address matters of public interest and create a forum for public debate. With its rich history and character Constitution Hill boasts of ideal platforms to educate and learn about South Africa's story. ConHill, as it is famously known, also offers a variety of multi-purpose venues, suitable for conferencing, performances, a large array of events and for public activities and programmes.
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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the full tour (2,5h), including the prison and the court. It was very informative und interesting. The tour guide was very nice and competent. You could ask everything and we really enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great morning at this place, lots of different exhibits to see and learn from. And it’s free which is great! Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this experience. I didn't realize that Gandhi also spent time in this prison and I learned about why he was in South Africa in the early 20th century. This is one of the top places to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, Johannesburg is a big city with a downtown much like any other city. But a visit to Constitution Hill allows you to see some of the history of the city and the country in one spot. From the old fort and jail...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site with my tour group. This was important to understand how South African has tried to resolved it's injustices under apartheid.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very powerful historical tour and gorgeous art work. A must for anyone wanting to get more in tune with SA history, past & present , or if you're just feeling like being inspired. Not to be missed - their Tour Guides are BRILLIANT!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most inspirational was our guide. I am terrible with names but she was a beautiful tall lady of maybe late twenties to early thirties from Limpopo. I was amazed that someone so talented would serve as a guide for a living. I hope that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent most of the day here. If you're interested in the history and want to read everything then allow a day for this

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun, wouldn't mind going there again but the history is painful and touching. If you're emotional you'd cry

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The heart of human rights is best expressed in the clauses of the South African Constitution. Constitutional Hill, the Old Fort Prison, the Women's Gaol offers insight into the evil of racism at its worst in the way the Apartheid state treated it's prisoners of...More

Thank Lauren F
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sterner2016
9 August 2016|
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Response from ConHill-SA | Property representative |
Hi sterner2016, the ConHill tours start at 9am. There is a guided tour departing every hour. Thank you!
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