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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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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 381 3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Belongs to J‘burgs history, sometimes scaring but that‘s the sad truth.Hard to see how people was jailed. Ghandi, Mandela and such a lot unknown number. Why People did it? The Court was very impressive, hop on Hop off is the best Solution to reach.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Constitution Hill for the first time in July 2018 and was a bit disappointed. It is an important part of our history and it has a lot of potential but I feel there is a lot of missed opportunities. Compared to other museums,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very moving experience, we had a chance to visit a nearby school and got a sense of the challenges faced by residents of Soweto. People really wanted us to see this part of their city. It’s overwhelming, the conditions people are experiencing

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The visit was very informative and educational. SA's history must nit be hidden, it must be made known to all and especially the younger generation who do not have the privilege of getting the information that Constitution Hill has. Seeing the Court was also very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To ensure that a nation has a bright future it is imperative that the youth take a lesson from the past. A guided tour at the Constitutional Hill will do just that. History of South Africa was not a rosy one. Hundreds of years of...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to know abt the political history of South Africa, esp on Aparthied, this is one of the best places to go. Our tour guide lady (didnt catch her name) did an excellent job explaining all the key areas within the Constitutional Hill...More

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ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of a paid tour and were shown around the site by a tour guide, it was extremely hard to believe that it really housed as many people as they told us but it wasn’t hard to imagine. We only got 45...More

Thank Corrina S
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Corrina Thanks for the review. Apologies that you did not experience the full benefit of the tour. If possible we would like to welcome you back to experience our full hour tour by one of our experienced site tour guides which will give you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see the court and understand a bit of history behind it. But the whole tour should only take you 15 mins.

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

Hi AdvC Thanks for the review. If possible we would like to invite you back for a full hour tour which gives a good overview of the entire precinct over and above the court. Regards, ConHill Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

life in the day in Johannesburg. Men to one side — women to the other. An interesting side trip if you try to over throw the government.

Thank seetheworld010
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

wow! Nthabiseng our tour guide was absolutely amazing... her angelic voice was so soothing! learning about our own rich history...was eye opening and painful in some parts to know that...its peiple that went through what they went through...sjuuuu its still very hard to stomach... however...More

Thank amfundisi6
ConHill-SA, Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Please spread the word! Hope to see you back soon!

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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!