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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 4 November 2017

The visit to Constitution Hill was a wonderful experience for me. Not only did I learn so much about South Africa under Apartheid, but it was related to our group by a very personable staff member in a relaxed atmosphere. Questions were answered thoroughly.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear brendawS7264GT, Thank you for visiting us, recommending our guided tour and sharing your experience, hope to see your again soon. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Not many "tourist attractions" invite one into an inner reflection of life and attitudes - this one does just that. It is so meaningful to be led into the depths of desecration of humanity in the goals and then brought into the hope and inspiration...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear lesleymJ7838PA, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill sharing your educational experience and recommending our precinct, we hope you will continue to share the word with with family and friends. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I recommend a visit to Constitution Hill. It combines the history of an infamous prison with an up close visit to their Supreme Court , and a clear look at the future invisioned by the people of South Africa.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Sandy, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and the recommendation hope you will continue to share the word with family and friends. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a great venue to add to your list of places to visit. I would recommend that you see and understand the history of the venue.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Regina, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience and recommending ConHill, hope to see you again soon. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Excellent presentation of the story of the jail and the court facilities. Brenda Is a great guide, you will be lucky to meet her.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Helga N, Thank you for visiting us. We will certainly commend Branda for her work in ensuring that your experience of the site was of high quality. We do hope that you will return again soon. Best regards

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

To understand the history of a city is a must to visit the sites where real history took place And actually constitution hill, is not only the history of the city but also of the country. It was really very impressive to visit the prison...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear LuxeGraupix, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill and sharing your educational experience and hope you will continue to share the word with family and friends. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The tour was completing our year of study in the Botswana Defence Force in good way emphasizing foreign policy.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear doanldp, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience, please do continue to share the word with family and friends. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Second time visiting the site and still feels like I could go back to learn more. Worth the visit, the tour guide was friendly and very informative. Really was happy to come back with visiting friends and find that the tour was as I remembered.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear Ariane B, Thank your for visiting us, and sharing your experience we hope you will continue to share the word with family and friends. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This architectural mishmash is forged together by the powerful theme of justice. Where else in the world is a high court located on the grounds of a former notorius jail? Close your eyes and the spirits of nonetheless than Ghandi and Mandela are with you...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear geoffrey O, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill, recommending our precinct and our tours and sharing your experience. We promise to continue offering a good service. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Knowledgeable guide with detailed explanations on previous events and activities ,well layed out tour with evidence on the proceedings and in prison experiences,the court proceedings and explanations with various symbols on the activities throughout a court case.Highlight of the tour definitely to experience the inside...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear 437leonl, Thank you for visiting Constitution Hill, sharing your educational guided tour experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards.

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sterner2016
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Hi sterner2016, the ConHill tours start at 9am. There is a guided tour departing every hour. Thank you!
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