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Address: 11 Kotze Road | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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+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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Collin is an extraordinary tour guide

A wonderful visit to the Constitution Hill Museum. If you are thinking of visiting, opt for Collin - he's one of the most knowledgeable and amazing tour guides I have ever met.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A wonderful visit to the Constitution Hill Museum. If you are thinking of visiting, opt for Collin - he's one of the most knowledgeable and amazing tour guides I have ever met.

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

Dear UrbanCH, Thank you so much for your feedback of your visit. We will definitely commend Collin for his role in making your tour memorable. We hope to see you back soon! Constitution Hill More 

Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

There were quite a few tourists at Constitutional Hill and we got a guided tour on a entrance fee of R 42.At the entrance the Constitutional Court and situated in the plaza built into the stairwell of the old prison is the "Eternal Flame".Our guide was a young Black South African named Lorraine who first directed us into the notorious... More 

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

Dear MumbaiRiders, Thank you for your visit to ConHill and for sharing your experience and what you learnt about the site. We hope you will continue to share the word about the site to family and friends. See you back again soon! Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is probably one of Johannesburg's most iconic sites to visit when in the province ! It takes you down memory lane of where we came from as a country and where we are now.

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

Dear 61renierp Thank you for your review of ConHill, and for sharing your experience. Thanks for recommending the site. We hope you will continue to spread the word about the site to friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

So glad we got to visit this place on a flying visit. I would say it is must do and really sheds light on the troubled past and optimistic future for democracy in SA. Our guide Callen was extremely good and really brought the tour to life.

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

Dear 420root Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill. We hope you will continue spreading the word. Knowing that you were able to understand what has come to pass through our guide makes it worth our while as our aim is to make people be aware of what the place is all about. Hoping to have you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

On Constitution Hill you will be at the location where the Nobel Prise winners Gandhi and Mandela among many many others were prisoners. With to many prisoners at the location the hygiene and health must have been awful. There was even an open sewage system. Exactly at that location the build the high court with stones form the prison. On... More 

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

Dear Hak v, Thank you very much for your visit and review of ConHill. We are pleased to know that you had a good experience of the site and your guided tour. We will be sure to commend Collen for his role in your experience. We hope that you will continue to share the word about ConHill to friends and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A tour with a difference... Being a local, visiting local historic sites is not a common occurrence, but after passing by Constitution Hill a few years and hearing of the stories, I put it on my must see list. It did not fail to impress. We opted for the guided tour and I feel without it we would not have... More 

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

Dear zbrentano, Thank you for your visit of ConHill. We are pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour of the site, and got to learn about the significance of the site, as well as how the court was built. We hope you can return soon with family and friends to experience the Old Fort and the Women's Jail. Best regards,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have been visiting for the 4th time and every time I learned something new about our history. Make sure you attend a guided walk as you can really learn a lot - there is a meaning to everything! Children also love this and it links well to what they study at school!

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

Dear Wscott010, Thank you very much for visiting ConHill once again - we value your sharing your views on the site. We certainly also try to get more and more school groups for the younger generation to learn about our history and our future. Hope to see you back for the 5th time! Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Got a Groupon voucher and went to visit - very interesting tour and has great views of JHB. Highly recommend for tourists!!

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

Dear Bergs401, Thank you fr your visit and review of the site. We do hope that you will return again soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site, and the future promises it holds. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Manchester
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Constitution Hill is one of the 11 stops on the CitySightseeing bus tour and I can't recommend highly enough taking the time to join one of the guided tours of this large place, which only take an hour and only see key parts of the site. Our guide Colin added massively to our understanding of the old jails and the... More 

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

Dear TimManchester, Thank you very much for your visit to ConHill and for sharing your feedback. We will are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience, and we will definitely commend Collen for his role in you enjoying your tour. We do hope you will continue to share the word about ConHill to family and friends. Best regards,... More 

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was the last stop on the CitySightseeing bus tour, and I didn’t really have enough time to visit everything. The visitor’s center was open, and had a lot of lovely art. Next to it was the Constitutional court. I only got to see the other prison areas from the outside. You may want to allow at least 60 -... More 

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

Dear TroisChatsLies, Thank you for your review of the site. We are sorry to hear about beggars being on the site - we will discuss with our security team to ensure that our visitors are not targetted or harassed in any way. We do hope that you will be able to return and do the full tour of the site.... More 

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