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Address: 11 Kotze Road | 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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Great Historical Glimpse

If you wanted to know about the History, this is the place to be for understanding the Independence movement

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Bengaluru, India
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If you wanted to know about the History, this is the place to be for understanding the Independence movement

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New York, USA
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We went here on October 19th. When we arrived with our private city guide, we were told that the guides who offer the tours would not be available for 2 hours because they were busy with school tours. Our regular guide told us to join one of the tours with the school children. After spending about 5 minutes on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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I am a South African, I believe that if one wants to explore, one should start on his or her country.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Took my Australian friend to constitution hill, the tour guide was fabulous, visit to the constitution court was informative. Lovely experience!

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Schweizer-Reineke, South Africa
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None to say. Tour guides were excellent and gave us pictures of our visit. Excursion was educational and learners learnt a lot about the past.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Very interesting worthwhile experience. The tour guide was great and sent us photos out of good will of the group. Well worthwhile.

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Amazing and thought provoking. Made more memorable by the excellent guides knowledge and passion for her subject.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Really the tour guider was excellent, friendly and knew her story about what she was explaining to us. I went home with a knowledge about what had happed in the regime government. I didn't know anything but now I can also tell some one as to what happed.

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Hamburg, Germany
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We were deeply impressed. When you visit the Apartheid Museum and Robben Island you also have to go here

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Mafikeng, South Africa
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I was so impressed our tour was very informative. i have learned a lot.. it was my first time and definitely not the last time.

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