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Constitution Hill

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took the guided tour and it was so informative. It started out with the past and the sobering reality of life during the Apartheid then ended on a more hopeful note of a better future. Guide did a great job of framing the place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jet398051
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Constitution Hill is a great place to visit as part of a Johannesburg tour. Seeing the prison conditions that human beings were subjected to is a chilling reminder of how vile we can be. The fact that the Constitutional Courthouse is now situated adjacent to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deamole
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting history of this place, i was on a city sight seen bus and heard the many histories about the place, the story about the lady who killed 3 husbands and 2 sons because of money indemnisations and became the most known serial women...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xanxanchu
ConHill-SA, General Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Constitutional Court of South Africa is a relatively newly built cort, where the Constitutional matters are heard and adjudicated, for the whole country, since Johannesburg is the Constitutional capital of South Africa. This modern Court House has great architecture, and certainly a delight to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charoos
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think most people know about the Apartheid Museum when they visit Joburg, which is also excellent, but perhaps Constitution Hill is less well-known - and in my opinion, unfairly so. It’s a former prison in which both Mandela and Gandhi were held, that has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samsonjbutler
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good and enthusiastic guide but needed more time to read more of the supplementary information on display

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MoragHarlow
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the valuable feedback. We also have a 2hour tour offering for the site which can give more opportunity to engage with the wealth of our history!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Informative, thought provoking and sad but also hopeful for the future. You must take a tour to get the "full effect" per se. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bvcurtis
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thanks for the fabulous review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please go visit the place where both Gandhi and Mandela spent time. The conditions during the operational days of the jail must have been horrific. Visit the high court next door. They paved the brick walkway between the walls of the old jail and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikeg216
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Warm regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you get a guided tour so that you don’t miss the philosophy behind the way the court has been designed and the prison trip is both heartbreaking and inspirational.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PD1964
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word. Hope to see you back soon! Warm regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 12 November 2018

We stayed there for a while and this place has good information but we should have juts stay there for a shorter time.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gigi R
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gigi R Thanks for the review. We would be delighted to get more feedback as to how this experience could be made more memorable for you. Please feel free to engage with us at: info@constitutionhill.org.za to alert us of how we can improve your...More

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WiryGal
1 October 2018|
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Response from BarbaraWilcox | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple of lifts on Con Hill, and most but not all of the doorways have ramps as well as stairs. It's worth seeing, very inspiring, but I'd recommend going with someone who can assist you up and down tough places.
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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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