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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 3 days ago via mobile

Caught an uber to the site. Most drivers will drop you at the front of the old fort in Kotze St but the visitors center where you buy your ticket is actually accessed off Joubert St (as is the entrance to the Court). We bought...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear RustyAstro, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience of the site. We are pleased that the Full Site Tour gave you a full view into what the site is and what it represents. We do hope that you will continue to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is not an easy tourist stop but essential. We had a fantastic guide that laid out the horrors of the prison and treatment of all prisoners. The inhumanity and degradation are almost incomprehensible, but the location and videos make it all to clear how...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Goodnewstravels, Thank you for visiting us and taking a guided tour. We do hope that you will continue to share your experience ith others. Best regards, ConHill

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a one-hour walking tour. The guide led us through the jail and provided vivid examples of the inhumane conditions prisoners suffered. Black prisoners were singled out for special misery. The Constitutional Court provided inspiration by demonstrating the ideals of the new South Africa....More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Myrna G, Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. we do hope that you will return again in the near future. Best regards ConHill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent but sad commentary on the human condition. Guide was very knowledgable but kept a sense of humor.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear subspeciesdef, Thank you for visiting us and taking a guided tour. We do hope that you will continue to share your experience ith others. Best regards, ConHill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was extremely informative and passionate about her subject matter. As a result it made the tour more interesting. She answered questions with great insight and was at all times patient with our group. The contrast between the dismal and uncomfortable past compared...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear alecgalanakis, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We are pleased that you had a positive experience of the guided tour. We do hope that you will continue to share with friends an family. best regards, Constitution Hill

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a tour with MoAfrika Tours and one of the stops was Constitution Hill. Words can’t express how I felt seeing the prison cells and some of Mandela’s personal effects. But what I can say is that one should leave the site with a...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Phoenix52283, Thank you very much for visiting us with MoAfrika Tours. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable experience of the site, and we do hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards, ConHill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go and have an experience you will never in your life time get.A sneak peak at the horrible conditions in mates had live under ,The segregation between race groups, I myself never understood why the old generation hate the sight of other races.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear masegem, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience. We do hope that the site has been educational to you, and you will return again with friends and family. Best regards, ConHill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is both the most important and the most moving site in Johannesburg. We found it did a much better job of bringing home the brutality of the apartheid regime than Robben Island in Capetown. The simple exhibits are neither too numerous nor too brutal...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear IanUReid, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We do hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour guide and facilities in good condition. Rich history of South African freedom fighters and the suffering they endured.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jatheend Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We do hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An overwhelming and invaluable lesson in our country's history. The Constitutional Court especially the journey down the passage of past and future, what an excellent idea of maintain our history and by not forgetting where we came from.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear debbiemA6093UD, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We do hope that you will return again in the near future. Best regards ConHill

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sterner2016
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Hi sterner2016, the ConHill tours start at 9am. There is a guided tour departing every hour. Thank you!
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