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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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The history of prison life during Apartheid

I strongly recommend visiting the Constitution Hill and participating in a guided tour- there is much to be learnt about our ugly and dark history. The museum has been put... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I strongly recommend visiting the Constitution Hill and participating in a guided tour- there is much to be learnt about our ugly and dark history. The museum has been put together very well, exhibits are kept in good condition and the tour guide is knowledgeable and friendly. The tour ends with a visit to the Constitutional Court - a reminder... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting and informative experience our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions raised by my son in a manner he could understand

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place but i thinknthis place needs more information on where to go and what to see. There is a guided walk which is great but for people that doing the walk on their own meeds to know where to gonand what to see. The map provided is not good at all

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

Dear pranels, Thank you for your visit to ConHill. We appreciate your feedback with regards to information for self-walking visitors. We are pleased to announce that a new app will be launched which will assist our visitors in doing self-guided tour, and get directions on each point of the site. We hope you will be back soon with friends and... More 

Gauteng South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing tour guide. Very informative and interesting tour. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history and future of our beautiful country.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hoe do I received the photo's that the guide has taken? she can send the photo's of our group to my email address.

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

Dear helgaardts, Thank you for getting in touch. Our tour guides normally send the photos immediately. If you have not recieved you, please send an email to visitorservices@conhill.org.za, with details of your tour (name, date, time), and we can try to assist. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are no words to describe how you feel as you walk around the exhibition - it's truly shocking to learn the experiences suffered by so many. It must never be forgotten... on the upside - it's empowering to learn of the resilience of the same people and how they facilitated the birth of a nation. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the place has a sense of heaviness and sadness due to its historical significance, its a wonderful place to visit that accurately captures South Africa in its darkest days. The tour guides are well informed and friendly - leaving you adequate time to take in surroundings and ask questions. As mentioned before, the place is emotionally heavy but because... More 

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

Dear Loobnapatel Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Hill as the amazing site. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see visit Do the two hour guided tour to witness an amazing story of the fort, prisons and the outstanding constitutional court

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

Dear Adamcaplin Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Hill as the amazing site. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends. Best Regards, Constitution Hill More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware if you want a two-hour extended tour of Constitution Hill as advertised online. Reception staff told me and two other people that it needed to be booked in advance. Nonetheless, after a half hour delay, they arranged a tour guide for the advertised 1000 hrs two-hour tour and the experience was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and I would... More 

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

Dear Shiboleth, Thank you for your recent visit to ConHill. We sincerely apologise for the long wait for the extended tour, and would like to assure you that we have ensured that our visitors centre team are aware that pre-booking is not required for the 10am and 1pm time-slots. With regards to the restaurant, we have been advised that they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Constitution Hill is definitely worth visiting if you have a keen interest in history. It is a great day activity and is inexpensive at R65 per adult.

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

Dear Jessica G Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, and also sharing more information about Constitution Hill, hoping to see you soon. Remember to invite your friends and family along. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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