Johannesburg Fort
Johannesburg Fort
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Matvl
5,434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Fort is a very interesting part of Jhb and worth wondering through. No real gift shop or restaurant faculties which is a pity though these are undergoing a revamp for opening in Feb.
Written 3 December 2020
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Chris P
Shanghai, China6,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
It’s worth taking the guided tour of Constitutional Hill. I learnt so much and they take you to all the important points of interest. Learnt so much and never even knew about this place. Actually took a second visit, just to wander around. So much history
Written 5 May 2020
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Andre A
Sao Paulo, SP80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Interesting to see how the history of South Africa is related with this prison. All the horrible stories that happened there and still can be felt
Written 11 October 2019
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Kumi M
Palo Alto, CA1,481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Old Fort was built by Paul Kruger in 1893.
It is located on Constitution Hill today.
The fort was Joburg's first military building and prison. It encompasses a number of museums today however in the past, it was where you could find the women's jail, the awaiting trial block, and also Number 4.

I did not have enough time to spend in the other prison areas, however I did visit Number 4 - the native men's prison.

Here is where one could find overcrowding, disease, gangs, and human rights violations. Take the tour, learn more. There is a highlight tour you can take and then go back to focus on other areas if you want more information.
Written 27 September 2019
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Kerry W
Johannesburg, South Africa70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The fort has parking, coffee and history. It is next door to the con court so great to combine a visit.
Written 23 October 2018
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kiltmaker2
Evanston, IL14,636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
This fort, which is located on Constitution Hill, is among the the closest attraction to the city hall.
Written 28 September 2018
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Sachin0408
Bengaluru, India907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
It is more like a visit to the historical orison where Mandela and Gandhi were stationed during Apartheid. The outlook appearance of the prison which is restored looks like a fort hence the name. Ticket can be bought at the Constitution Hill where the city sightseeing bus halts for a change to the blue line.

Tourists interested to know a piece of history must visit as well hire the guide as well to know more in detail.
Written 11 September 2018
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VictorP267
San Antonio, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Just did an amazing tour of Johannesburg with Mark Petzer. Great guide - informative, knowledgeable and easy to be with. If you want insight into the history and activity of this city I highly recommend Mark.
Written 14 May 2018
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C1tten5
Pinelands, South Africa390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We weren't allowed to see the fort without buying tickets for the concert happening next door. No where was there official information about where to buy genuine tickets or for how much, only plenty of security guards trying to get us to buy tickets off their friends.
Some even claimed not to know there even was a fort, but still insisted we could get tickets off their friends... this did not seem right to us!
The other historic buildings visible without entering the complex are much newer, quite run down & not in anyway connected to the original fort, only its time as a prison. All the available history presented was also about recent history only, starting with apartheid.
There was also someone smoking weed & others sleeping on the pavements.

Not recommended!
Written 29 October 2017
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Abdulla-Salem
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
one of pleces gives you nice experience
if you like to take historical photos you must go there
its nice
Written 25 July 2017
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