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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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11 Kotze Road | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 381 3100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent the day going through the entire property and learning the history of the prisoners and their day to day in this space. How they ended up here, and what conditions were like. It was an incredibly emotional and grieving experience. Everyone should visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very creative and thoughtful experience. It is something EVERY citizen should see for the historical perspective, creative balance and aesthetics of the new building. I'm so glad I had some time there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Breaks4me
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something you have to sea when you are in Johannesburg. Tells you a lot of the history of South Afrika and the apartheid which should have never existed, but unfortunately did exist, and for sure is not 100% over jet. this constition Hill still has...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour here was very informative and left you shaking your head. It is hard to believe that this history is really so recent and that human beings could treat each other this way.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NeilElaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

wow the visit to the cell , seeing how the prisoner where treated according to their race groups . visiting the constitutional court and there is so much history about the court and the Lekgotlha .. the womans prison wow . where The late mama...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lawrecemabasa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group and I did an evening tour with Nolubabalo Memese and her tour guide, Ntsika, and they were amazing. They kindly rescheduled the evening tour after I had a scare about safety of going to Constitution Hill in the evening from a friend, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on the red tour bus alone and took a tour - which was great and informative. Came too late to do the other sites like the women's prison.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OttawaAlya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You got to stop here if you are in the area. It will open up your minds on how the prisoners were treated back in the 19th Century, 1st prison built and where Mandela served for a few years before he got moved. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those tourist stops you have to visit. It is a compound of buildings, including a prison where Mandela was kept in solitary for years. The tour explains the history and symbolism of the Court, there is an array of art everywhere...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jorgito715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Constitution Hill is a jail. We get to know the way people were treated during the Apartheid rule. Worth stopping If you take the redbus

Date of experience: February 2019
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1 October 2018|
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Response from ConHill-SA | Property representative |
Hi we do have ramps and facilities for accessibility. Please feel free to engage before hand for further accommodation.
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!