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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

As Canadians we knew some of the history of apartheid. This tour taught us so much more, it was humbling what these people endured in their fight for democracy. They have also done a lot & continue to evolve as a young democracy. Their resilience...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear OurWanderingCasa Thank your for visiting Constitution Hill, We are pleased that the tour was educational for you, and we hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best Regards.

Reviewed yesterday

We were deeply imresssed by the People's Freedom Court. It exists to protect the rights of all South African citizens regardless of color or creed. A prominent pictorial display of past and present judges features both genders, many colors and backgrounds.

Thank Ronjill
Reviewed yesterday

the guide is very kind and explain very well the story of this place. you should visit this place because you can see the history of this country inside.

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Thank 949feifeiw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide Lorraine explained the history of this place and the stories of its prisoners in a very interesting way. You leave confused and sad - there is e.g. a torture "ladder" which was still used in the early 1980s... But we were also able...More

Thank Inkomo
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing museum which tells the story of south Africa's journey to democracy, as you walk through the old prison blocks and listen to the stories about the former inmates your heart breaks and the tears well in your eyes. Its very confronting...More

Thank krobo88
Reviewed 5 days ago

Constitution Hill is a venue every South African and every traveller to Johannesburg should spend time at. There are a great number of things to see and do here, and if you are not familiar with the space, it is a good idea to have...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tis is something you must do in Joburg! Our female guide was great. The impressions sometimes were horrible, but this was the reality!

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Thank 499johannesl
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 499johannesl, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We hope you will return again in the near future. Best regards

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was so emotional for me as a black south African, it was educational and informative, the tour guide was knowledgeable and we'll informed and answered all questions. If made me proud of where we are as a country compared to where we were....More

Thank Bonolo T
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Bonolo T, Thank your for visiting us! We are pleased that the tour was educational for you, and we hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards

Reviewed 6 days ago

The service we got was exceptional. I'd definitely refer my family and friends to visit. The whole location is historically built. I liked the court room the most as it clearly indicated the future of where SA wants to be

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

Dear nwabisab, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and recommending our guided tour. We hope you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best Regards.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The constitutional Hill serves the purpose of taking us back to what was once South Africa. It gives a visual sense of all the things we've always heard and read about apartheid era and prison life of that time. At the end of the tour...More

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Thank muofhek
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear muofhek, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience of the site, which takes you from the past into the future. We hope you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards

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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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