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Address: 11 Kotze Road | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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+27 11 381 3100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its...

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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Historic fort and prison

Beautiful colonial architecture - historic fort and prison, flame of democracy is a popular landmark.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful colonial architecture - historic fort and prison, flame of democracy is a popular landmark.

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

Dear BlrTravllr, Thank you for visiting ConHill. We hope you will return again soon. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Zwivhuya Ramashia, certainly made our tour enjoyable despite the heart wrenching history in the museum. She added some light humour to make us feel at ease while giving us very thorough information about each exhibit. She was very patient as well, since we were a little slow walking and seeing every exhibit. The tour design is also very... More 

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

Dear Rchavosh, Thank you visiting ConHill and for sharing your experience of the site. We will certainly commend Zwivhuya for her role in your experience of Constitution Hill. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about the site to friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would like to commend Ntsika on an amazing tour at Constitution Hill. He's professional, friendly, considerate, well spoken and well informed about the history of S.A. I enjoyed myself and will definitely recommend the place to my friends and family

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

Dear kgotlelllo, Thank you for visiting ConHill, and for recommending Ntsika. We will be sure to commend him for his excellent work. We are pleased to hear that you will be an ambassador for us and share the word with friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was easy to book online for tickets. Little bit of confusion with the parking. Signage in parking area could be better. The tour itself was very informative. Our tour guide Zwivhuya, was very knowledgeable and provided interesting and relevant information. The tour of the prison section drove home the horrors that were endured during apartheid. We are blessed to... More 

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

Dear IshanaV, Thank you for visiting ConHill and sharing your experience of the site. It is indeed true that we all have a responsibility to ensure that the atrocities of the past are never repeated. We have noted the feedback regarding signage, and this is something which we are working on to ensure that our visitors are not inconvenienced. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zwivhuya Ramashia was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Lots of info in each section.

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

Dear Sharon R, Thank you for visiting ConHill, and for your commendation of Zwivhuya. We will certainly pass on the message of recommendation to er. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Th place has very rich history of African Struggle for freedom. The Tour Guide Zwivhuya Ramashia was simply excellent

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

Dear tembos67, Thank you for your visit to ConHill! We will definitely commend Zwivhuya for her excellent tour! We hope you will continue to be a ConHill ambassador and share the word about the site! Kind regards, Constitution Hill More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't want to review this place from its physical construction view. This is more than that. It is about our soul. By visiting this place, one will understand how suffer it is being teared by differences and how beautiful it is being united by differences. The building was a tangible form of the emotions it wanted to represent. The... More 

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

Dear jopiejusuf, Thank you for sharing your experience of ConHill. It is indeed an emotional site, and shows the past as well as the democratic nation in which we live. We hope you will continue to share the word about ConHill to friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide Zwivhuya Ramashia was excellent. She answered questions and was very knowledgeable. It was thought provoking and I think every South African should do it. It's a look back at our important history through the jail. It gives you a good understanding of how each race was treated - "No one truly knows a nation until one has been... More 

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

Dear Sasha S, Thank you for sharing your experience of the site. We will definitely commend Zwivhuya for the great tour which she gave. We hope you will continue to share the word about ConHill to friends and family. Kind regards, Constitution Hill More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only have time to do one thing in Johannesburg, do this. If you have time for two, do this and the Apartheid Museum. There are good reasons why there are many tours doing both as a pair. My wife and I wend by "Uber" first thing in the AM to Constitution Hill for the first tour, which started... More 

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

Dear sterner2016, Thank you for your visit to ConHill and for sharing your experience of the site. We hope you will continue to share the word about historic sites in Johannesburg! best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see for any visitor coming to Johannesburg. The free tour certainly is helpful and provides a lot of information and detail about the history. It's very easy to get to especially at the Red Top Bus routes all run through here. I would recommend visiting Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum in conjunction as the history and... More 

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

Dear Andrew B, Thank you for visiting ConHill and for recommending us. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about the site to friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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