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Constitution Hill

Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 381 3100
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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 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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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

the visit was a highlight of our recent tour to South Africa the first part was a visit to the jail where political and criminal prisoners were held together in conditions beyond belief for example prisoners in the lower cells having to regularly cope with...More

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Thank David Loveluck H
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Dear David Loveluck H, Thank you for visiting ConHill! We are pleased to hear that the site was the highlight of your visit to South Africa. We hope that you will continue to share the word about ConHill, and recommend us to friends and family...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Always nice to be able to visit the highest court in South Africa. Better take a guide who will explain you all the history. After the apartheid museum for sure another place to go.

Thank Hugues S
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear Hugues S, Thank you for your visit! We hope you will share with friends and family about the site. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Constitution Hill in Johannesburg is a must visit. The cramped and crowded disgusting living conditions in the cells and the solitary cells, and the bathing area, indicate the inhuman way the political prisoners were treated. It now houses the Constitutional court, the highest court of...More

Thank trekravs
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear trekravs, Thank you for visiting, and we hope that you will continue to share the word about Conhill. Best regards, Constitution Hill

Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you are trying to understand Apartheid this Museum makes the story easy to understand but difficult to comprehend the human condition that would either impose such an institution nor those who suffered under its oppression. The cells where prisoners were kept are mocked up...More

Thank RichardC_49
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear RichardC_49, Thank you for your visit to ConHill. We are pleased that you had a positive experience of the site and that you have learnt of our history and future. Thank you and we hope you will return soon with friends and family. Constitution...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Historical and modern day South Africa come together in one amazing package. The old jail which once immorally held such great freedom fighters as Gandhi, Mandela, Lutuli, Sobukwe, etc and women freedom fighters - Winnie Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, etc stands in silent testimony to the...More

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Thank John M
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Dear John M, Thank you for your review of the site. We are pleased that your visit was memorable, and that it has shown how far South Africa has come within democracy. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about ConHill....More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Do yourself a favor and take an inexpensive 2-hour tour to have an interactive exchange with a guide in addition to plenty of free time to read/take photos/absorb on your own. The symbolism involved in the architecture is extraordinary.More

Thank JJKFETP
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Dear JJKFETP, Thank you for visiting ConHill and for joining the tour of the site. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and got a sense of the symbolism of each part of the site. We do hope that you will continue...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our visit to Constitution Hill carved a very special memory for us on our Johannesburg trip. Well arranged to be informative and enlightening, I would definitely recommend it.More

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Thank Margaret F
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear Margaret F, Thank you for your review and for visiting ConHill. We are pleased to hear that your visit was memorable, and that you will recommended the site to others. We hope to welcome you back here on your next visit to South Africa!...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Good explanations by the guide and although it rained a lot (free poncho's were provided), we got a clear impression of all elements, thanks!More

Thank JJvD
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear JJvD, Thank you for your recent visit and review of ConHill! It is quite unfortunate that it rained on the day, but we are pleased to hear that you still got to experience the tour and that the guide explained our historic site well....More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

@ where Red route and Green route of Hop on Hop Off bus meet, at top of the hill. Give 25% discount with Hop on Hop off ticket. Not much to see. Many of them are just empty prison rooms. Has introductory film and disappointed...More

Thank devonmax123
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Dear devonmax123, Thank you for your recent visit to ConHill. We are disappointed to hear that you did not get the full experience of the prison site and constitutional court, and that your visit did not meet your expectations. Constitution Hill has 3 prison areas,...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

It starts with the very worst of our humanity and shows the impact of what outstanding leadership and goodwill can do. This is a place that celebrates good governance and the the human spirit.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Dear X626MOcarlosf, Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about the site. Thank you very much! Constitution Hill

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sterner2016
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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!
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