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Kotze Street | Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

An experience that everyone should see, historic buildings, Heritage site and the architecture is incredible. Heavy doors make way for the imagination of days gone past of all the arms and troops that were housed there, and then acting as a doorway to the prison....More

Thank jackiebutt
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We popped in after our visit to Constitutional Hill. Well worth the visit as it also contains the infirmary where Madiba stayed at one time. They also have some visiting exhibitions from time to time, make the effort too see it. We were glad we...More

Thank Roara74
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Built in the late 1890’s and was one of five Forts constructed before the start of the Anglo Boer war of 1899 – 1902, after the war it was used as a Hospital on what was known as Hospital Hill and later as a prison...More

7  Thank Bobbin_sa1879
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This fort was part of my tour. Very small. Worth seeing. Takes 15 min to see this and the court house.

2  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The entrance is kind of hard to find since it is on the back side of the building, but you may spend about an hour here as part of visiting Constitution Hill. There is some info on the history of the fort, and we did...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is typical of divide and rule of the apartheid regime. This is a place where leaders who fought the cruel system were housed and unfortunately it housed our leaders who were white and blacks were sent to Robben Island

1  Thank 412AndrewS
Reviewed 3 February 2013

if one is interested in history, this is the place to visit and spend time. lots to learn and contribute to ensure that does not happen again.

2  Thank RuiFragoso
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Offers both an in depth view of the former oppresive old South Africa (Tour of the old Prison Fourt where famous activits were held prisoners) and a refreshing outlook on the future with the new Constitution court building, which I personaly think is beautiful. The...More

3  Thank Alan J
Reviewed 6 November 2012

No visit to Johannesburg would be complete without a visit to Fort. i took a guest from New York and she found the visit fascinating. Nelson Mandela and many other people involved in the struggle against the laws were held here. The Court is very...More

1  Thank ThornteeTours
Reviewed 6 October 2012

I enjoyed the Fort and have taken the childred there often. It is slightly different to the Cape Town Fort, but still enjoyable.

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