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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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I took 2 teenage boys to do a school project at Constitutional Hill yesterday. The tour was conducted in a professional and informative manner, and what they thought might be

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Reviewed 2 days ago

View the birth of the South African democracy. Very insightful in to prison life and how our constitutional process work. Use the hop on hop off buses as part of your exploration of Johannesburg

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Reviewed 4 days ago

all good for all of us - learned a lot - good to get some information from the other side i.e. the warders - some personal anecdotes from this quarter - the tour must be seen to be balanced.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate to go there due to a course outing, only when I went there did I realize the pain and suffering South Africa has been through it was a real eye opener You only read about the struggle and no one tells you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Johannesburg I would highly recommend a visit here. The area holds the Cinstitutional court which has its own art gallery as well as 2 good museums . The area offers good views and has good facilities for visitors .

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I learned alot especially the things that happened during the apartheid days and i take constutional hill as a home of memories and we should take today's generation to there so that they can learn more about what used to happen in our country

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I wouldn’t want to miss this site. It is full of history but also alive with current events. Architecturally also very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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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