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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 yesterday

If one want to get some historical background of our country visit the Constitutional Hill.Especially the contributions done by women

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting stop to learn a bit about South Africa's court systems. It is a beautiful building with interesting art, and great to see if you are nearby, but I wouldn't recommend a special trip to see it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inspiring tales of hope, there's history in every brick used in the structure of this majestic institute. Make sure to book one of the experienced tour guides available to get the most from your visit.

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Silver_JHB Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I waled across to Con Hill, and when i eventually found the ticket office they had stopped selling tickets for the day, even though it was 3.45pm. All i was able to do was walk the rampartsMore

Thank davet65
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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi davet65 Thanks for the review. Apologies for your experience. Our Visitor Centre closes daily at 16h00 for ticket sales. We are following up with the team in question concerning your unfortunate experience. If you are able to confirm your date of visit this could...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the departure point for our HOHO City Sightseeing bus and as such it gave us many opportunities to visit Constitution Hill .The complex includes a museum , a Square , a Fort , a Court , a Park and the former Women's Jail...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very informative, I didn't really think a court was actually at constitutional hill funny enough

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ConHill-SA, General Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Mathapelo for the great review

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Constitution Hill is very interesting and informative and gives an important insight into life before and after apartheid. To make the most of it, I'd recommend you to have a guide.

Thank ScaniaSwede
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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for the great review. Please spread the word! Regards, Jeanny

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service received from Aus' Nolu. She was our tour guide on the 24 May 2018. She was very informative, patient and well spoken. She represented Constitution Hill seamlessly. Really enjoyed my visit.

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally uninspiring. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and there was a total dearth of information, we had to seek out someone to give us even the most basic directions and then we were on our own. Don't waste your time, staff were uninterested and...More

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for the review and feedback. It appears your experience was not a positive one. Please note that guided tours are available every hour on the precinct. We are taking up the matter with the staff who were on site on the day of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Guide was very informed and very easy to talk to, very professinal and a great human being. The building was well kept and clean. overall my visit to Constitutional hill was one I will charish for life.

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and feedback! Please spread the word!

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sterner2016
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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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