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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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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
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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 2 weeks ago

We visited South Africa as a family of two adults and a 14 year old son. We strongly recommend anybody visiting SA to stop in Jo'burg for at least a couple of days and spend a few hours at Constitution Hill. It's a great educational...More

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

Dear saluccifabiola, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending us. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about the story of ConHill. Best regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually like visiting prisons but this is very well presented and laid out. Joburg has presented some great museums this is no exception. Again, if you don't understand much about South Africa's recent history this is a very interesting "must see"

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

Dear JohnBreit, Thank you for visiting us recommending the site. We do hope you will continue to share the word about the museum. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is interesting and you learn foo much about arpartheid, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. The women's prison is a most see. A must see in Joburg

Thank Michelle W
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michelle W, Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us. We do hope that you will continue to share the word with family and friends. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what I was supposed to see here? It's a highly trafficked area used as a route for taxis and commuters en-route elsewhere.More

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

Dear BarbiCow, Thank you for your review. Constitution Hill is a museum, and a national heritage site. It is a former prison which held many political stalwarts, such as Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, Mahatma Gandhi and many more. The site is also the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its very nice to visit this place you can take nice photos and see where Mandila captured one of places you must visit

Thank Abdulla-Salem
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Abdulla-Salem, Thank you for visiting us and recommending us. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was added to our day touring Johannesburg as we had a little time left with our amazing guide Robin Binckes( he is amazing) so he suggested we go tto Constitution Hill and we were so glad we did. Being from the US we could...More

Thank Hilary S
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hilary S, Thank you very much for visiting the Constitutional Court and sharing your review. We do hope that next time you visit you will have more time in order to visit the entire site, including the former prisons. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It provides a good view of the old jails that housed prisoners of both the criminal and poltical type.The reminder of what the apartheid regime inflicted on people of colour was really sad and this monument really shows the suffering of those confined here. Particularly...More

Thank smoodley2016
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear smoodley2016, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending us. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another excellent transformation of a site used for ill during Apartheid into an educational site celebrating freedom. Also including the current Constitutional Court with symbolic architecture where pedestrian's feet outside are above the eye level of the sitting judge, emphasising that judges are there to...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear see-swim-hike, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience of the site. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good visit for people interested in the apartheid history and the different stages of apartheid. Need a guided tour to fully understand the history and purpose.

1  Thank Linda294Dorasamy
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Linda294Dorasamy, Thank you for visiting us and recommending our tour. Best regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very educative and enlightening tour. The architecture of the entrance of the courtroom is very unique. Tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. Salesperson should ask what type of tour your a visitor will like before concluding and making us pay for a wrong...More

Thank Bisi A
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bisi A, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We are pleased to hear that your visit was positive. We do apologise for the inconvenience with our visitors centre. Our tours are standard, with the Highlight Tour taking place every hour,...More

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sterner2016
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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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