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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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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is always such an important place to take visitors and a space that is inspiring and important. Teaching us about the atrocities from our past, and paving the way for a fair and universally beneficial future for South Africans. The Hill restaurant at the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The area, museum, and Court are really interesting. However, it is not the place if you have physical limitations for walking on using mobility aids. There are a lot of steps, no elevators. The background history and visuals were enough to make you tear up....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional guide with wonderfully in depth knowledge. Thoroughly worth the visit to gain a greater understanding of the past, present and future issues. Don't let the huge amounts of rubbish in the surrounding streets put you off - Constitution Hill itself, is beautifully maintained &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit is well worth the entrance fee. Pensioners get a discount if you are 60 or above. The guide was excellent and she was very knowledgeable and her English skills were excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience there really made me feel like I was reliving the poor conditions black prisoners were subjected to. The pictures, videos evoked emotions in me that I just couldn't come to terms with. There is a lot that has been achieved since then in...More

Thank Nelly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went walking around the constitutional hill. Best not to visit on Sunday, as a lot of the things weren't fully open. But maybe it's normal...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent visit.I had only visited some of the jails before and found the highlight to be the court itself,the methods of construction and the iconic artwork. The only issue was the lack of parking for visitors-one parks on the street and takes your chances.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would here that People have been arrested and taken to 'No. 4', not knowing the horrific state that this place was like........

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Thank andybhembe
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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled to Joburg many times but had not visited this site and am glad I did - especially as it was on Freedom Day. It is a sobering, distressing homage to man's inhumanity to man in the prison then tempered by the extraordinary...More

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, please spread the word!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took young kids as part of the city bus tour. I have lived in Joburg for years and just never got round to visiting - stupid of me as its a great place, if a sad monument to mans inhumanity. Used the cafe which was...More

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word!

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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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