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Just did an amazing tour of Johannesburg with Mark Petzer. Great guide - informative, knowledgeable and easy to be with. If you want insight into the history and activity of this city I highly recommend Mark.
We weren't allowed to see the fort without buying tickets for the concert happening next door. No where was there official information about where to buy genuine tickets or for how much, only plenty of security guards trying to get us to buy tickets off...More
You will have to buy a ticket down at the Visitors Center near the Constitutional Court. This will allow you to go to the inside of the Johannesburg Fort as well as the Men's Prison and the Women's Prison. In the fort look out for...More
There is not much left of the original fort, but the main entrance and other areas have been restored. It was converted into a prison and Nelson Mandela spent time here in a disgusting cell. Also you can see the isolation cells which will make...More
Our South African friend brought us here on the day of our arrival to Joburg and it was- I have to say -the best introduction to the local and SA national history. The Johannesburg Fort is part of the complex called Constitution Hill. The structure...More
If you are visiting the Constitution Hill, yu have to see also the Fort.
The Fort was built in 1893, iand it s one of the oldest buildings in Joburg.
It was used as a fortress by Paul Kruger during the Anglo Boer War.I recommend...More