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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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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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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

This is a very interesting place to understand modern South Africa How they came out of the Apartheid system to a free country

Thank fortune2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

The precinct of the Constitutional Hill houses the highest court in the land as well as the prisons and gallows that saw many freedom fighters sent to their ultimate fate. Worth the visit to understand what sacrifices were made by so many South Africans, of...More

Thank Zubair P
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was worth visiting as the presentation covered the curriculum needs. The tour guide, Zwivhuya Ramashia was knowledgeable and had a good rapport for the content and visitors' needs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a South African, the visit to Constitution Hill was always on my to-do-list. The visit to this landmark site was for me memorable and touching. We did a 1 hour guided tour ( a visit to 'Number Four' and the constitutional Court), but it...More

Thank Louis S
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Louis S, Thank you for your visit to ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site . We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most impressed edifice of the past horrific history of the land on which a bright future is built. The place both gives one a heavy sentiment and hope. I particularly like the Court of Appeal built with old prison bricks with an interior designed like...More

Thank Eric L
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Eric L Thank you for your review of ConHill. We hope you will continue to spread the word about the site to friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgable guide took us around to the different parts of the prisons. Well maintained site. Awfully sad to hear the stories of how people were treated.More

Thank May-Britt O
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear May-Britt O, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider our guides as informed guides, we always make sure our guides has all information. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to visit - very knowledgeable guide - would always prefer guided tours! Would not recommend to take very small children since it can be very distressing. Constitution Court extremely impressive!

Thank Sabine S
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sabine S, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Court extremely impressive. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is striking that the tough history of Johannesburg - reflected in segregation and prison conditions - is positioned right next door to the current Constitutional Court. This is certainly worth a visit, and adds an important piece to a visitor's understanding of South Africa...More

Thank ToughRalph
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ToughRalph, Thank you for visiting the site, and sharing your experience of the Number 4 prison and the Constitutional Court. Indeed the Highlights Tour is a shorter version which covers one prison section and the Constitutional Court, and due to the amount of information...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved part of South Africa's brutal history. Many people were incarcerated here unfairly including Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela.

Thank Cuddlefi5h
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cuddlefi5h, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience. We hope you will continue to share the word about the site. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The effort done to preserve the buildings, the history and the essence of the original place is beyond amazing. The place is a very powerful reminder of how things were in the prison and how wrong this was and this reminder will protect them from...More

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

Dear MohammedAhassan Thank you for your visit to ConHill. We glad you can notice that there was lot of effort to preserve the building, Thank you for sharing your experience and seeing the site as an amazing site . We do hope that you will...More

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sterner2016
Planning on visiting Sept. 9 first think in the morning. When is the first tour? How long do tours last?
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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