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Address: Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+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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one of the main sightseeing in the city

good to visit and see this place from inside and the court as well. you must take the guide and understand what going on

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

good to visit and see this place from inside and the court as well. you must take the guide and understand what going on

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

Dear Rauf A, Thank you for your review of ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill. More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This site is riddled with symbols for the future of South Africa that has quite a way to go and horrible and inconceivable memories of the past of the Apartheid state out of control and run amok. First you see the deplorable conditions and treatment in the prison and then the future represented by the Supreme Court partially built out... More 

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

Dear Joel K , Thank you for your visit to ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill. More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

It was good to be able to share in some of South Africa's history through the eyes of its people, and to enter into the space/court where its human right abuses are heard to date.

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

Dear Olufunmi, Thank you for your review of ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was an exciting visit that really opened my eyes to South African history. As a young white South African it was sometimes difficult to see the horrific stuff that happened in this beautiful country. However, it shows one how far we have progressed as a nation and the bright future we can have.

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

Dear supersheepz87, Thank you for your visit to Conhill. We are pleased to learn of the impact that the site has had on you in showing where we come from as a country nd how far we have come. We hope you will continue to share with friends and family about the site. Thank you. Constitution Hill More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

I think a visit to Constitution Hill like many of our other historic memorial sites should be compulsory for every South African. We are too quick to want to forget our past not realizing the ongoing effects it still has on many people. The tour was great, our guide was very insightful and was able to answer all questions posed... More 

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

Dear Sunshine0789, Thank you for your visit and sharing your experience of the site. We are pleased to hear the guide gave you a good visit and impression of the site, and being able to answer all questions. We hope you will continue to share the word on th site with friends and family. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The prison is a stark reminder of the excesses suffered by non white people during the apartheid era. Following on, the inspirational aims of the Constitution and the Court' that will ensure these are upheld complete the visit on an optimistic note.

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

Dear 251Veronica, Thank you for your visit to ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Constitution Hill is a moving site to visit. The treatment of prisoners as recently as the 1980s is quite astonishing. Aspects of the previous prison and African traditions of tribal justice have been thoughtfully incorporated into the architecture of the new Constitutional Court, which is a very hopeful place. Zwi gave us a very interesting and informative tour.

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

Dear Sarahallen04, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider our guides as informed guides, we always make sure our guides has all the information and they knowledgeable. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was unquestionably a highlight of our visit to Jo'berg and should be mandatory or everyone visiting. Our guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable but also told the story of the prison and its ultimate conversion to the Constitutional Court in a way permanently imprinted it in our hearts and minds.

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

Dear Judy D, Thank you for your visit to ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a very interesting tour of constitution hill during our Red Bus trip. Definitely worth making the time. A real eye opener to the conditions suffered by many back in the darker days of South African history.

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

Dear Rachel G, Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate the fact that you find the prison fascinating and the court unique. Hope we will see you soon. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

Pretoria
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Keep up the good work to educate people of human rights violations of the past history of SA. I did not know of the gruesome treatment black had to endure in those times.

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

Dear Eltons492, Thank you for your review of ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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