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Address: 11 Kotze Road | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 381 3100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its...

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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A positive experience ending in corruption

Beware if you want a two-hour extended tour of Constitution Hill as advertised online. Reception staff told me and two other people that it needed to be booked in advance... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Beware if you want a two-hour extended tour of Constitution Hill as advertised online. Reception staff told me and two other people that it needed to be booked in advance. Nonetheless, after a half hour delay, they arranged a tour guide for the advertised 1000 hrs two-hour tour and the experience was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Constitution Hill is definitely worth visiting if you have a keen interest in history. It is a great day activity and is inexpensive at R65 per adult.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Jessica G Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, and also sharing more information about Constitution Hill, hoping to see you soon. Remember to invite your friends and family along. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it was a very eye opening experience , and the feel that you get walking into the various rooms and spaces was just so emotional and showed so much courage and bravery amidst such trying times of our history.. It has left me with a sense of appreciation for where we have come from and how far we have come... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth R Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, and also sharing more information about Constitution Hill, hoping to see you soon. Remember to invite your friends and family along. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into History, his is the place to be as you really get an understanding of Apartheid here. It's basically a prison grounds and you learn how it worked in regards to the way the Whites were treated and how the Blacks were treated. This is also where Mandeala and Ghandi (apparently) were prisoned as well and you... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear EzzyKleiin, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate the fact that you find the prison fascinating and recommending the site. Hope we will see you soon. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Constitution Hill combines three historical sites with a visit to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa (in terms of decision making!). It costs R65.00 as an adult to access the Johannesburg Fort, the old Black men's Prison and the Women's Prison, but you can also just walk about the area if you dont have that money and... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Roddy P, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Hill as the amazing site. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I planned a day trip to Constitution Hill. whereas the excursion was hugely informative, it was also highly emotional and sobering. I recommend that South Africans in particular make an effort to visit and reflect on the sad and brutal history of the place.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Renewalsh, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you recommending Constitution Hill. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here as part of the sightseeting tour. The information placards and photos are worth your time to read. Some of the brutal activities that took place here for blacks is appaling and are documented. The fact that this place now serves as the highest constitutional justice place for South Africa is a wonderful combination of horrors of the... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Chinomad60640, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Hill as the wonderful site. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Constitution Hill is a must visit for all South Africans and visitors alike. I like the fact that the constitutional court is right there. It is best to experience it with a tour guide.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Nosipiwo N, 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 the information and they knowledgeable. Thank you for recommending the site, Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards,... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Constitutional Court and its surroundings are an amazing tribute to the post apartheid construction of a new multiracial democracy. Each piece of work was carefully chosen to reflect the new commitment to rule of law and equality. The art alone is worth a visit but be sure to ask for a tour to get the full meaning of each... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Tanya H Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, and for sharing your experience, we are happy that you were able to experience what goes on in the court room and also outside when their waiting for a ruling to be made. Hope you will come with your family and friends next time you visit. Best regards,... More 

Australind, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A confronting and hopefully honest ex-prison tour. It details the conditions of prisoners which greatly varied depending on race and prison hierarchy. As well as explaining that so many people were unfairly imprisoned for simply not having a passbook, or ignoring curfew imposed by their colour! Includes an exhibition related to Ghandi's time here and Nelson Mandela. Well worth doing... More 

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review

Dear Martyn D Thank you for your review and visit of ConHill. It is always good to hear how having tour guides helps the experience to be more filling. We hope you will be back again soon with friends and family. Kindest regards, Constitution Hill More 

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