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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 yesterday

Enjoyed my woman's day...Learned a lot...this was not a waste of money 💰 The tour guide was amazing and very sweet...the staff was very kind and made the day even more amazing!!

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Reviewed yesterday

Makes for a nice uplifting visit as although it has a grim history it also looks to the future of the country. Fascinating to see the horrendous conditions in which prisoners were kept and hear individual stories - nice to combine with visit to Soweto...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was very motivational.I enjoyed it a lot .The guide was friendly.The place was well maintained.It was awesome.

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Thank I8102IHtinas
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear I8102IHtinas, Thank you for visiting us! We do hope that you will return again soon. Best regards,

Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip was a free tour organised by the RED Bus for Womens Day celebration. I went there with a friend even though we were late the staff was still friendly and assisted us well.

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

Dear Reatlilwe M, Thank you for visiting an being part of our Women's Day promotion. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the day and will commend our team for the friendly service. We hope you will be back again soon! Best regards.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was so generous with her knowledge. There were many sad stories to this visit. But there were also so many positive and optimistic forward looking elements to it too! The building and its elements are very interesting in and of themselves. Be sure...More

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

Dear karolynk697, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending our guided tour. We do hope you will return again in the future. Best regards

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Constitution Hill the first was a guided walked tour with Past Experiences which was excellant. This tour I took some friends from Amsterdam and their kids and we walked the space without a tour guide. Walking into the actual...More

Thank wendy g
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear wendy g, Thank you for visiting us, and for bringing your friends to explore the site. We do hope you will continue to share the word about the former prison site. Best regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting site - a must when touring Johannesburg. Unfortunately, didn't have time for a guided tour and therefore, could not fully understand everything on display. There is a lack of written explanations and there was no written guide or map that could be gotten...More

Thank RannTel-Aviv
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear RannTel-Aviv, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We do certainly recommend a guided tour in order to get a full understanding of the site, however for self-guiding, we have launched a new app which can assist in navigating the site....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A disturbing walk through history with a gifted tour guide, we saw and heard the history of the legal brutal treatment of blacks and other people while incarcerated, sometimes just for being black. Then next door is the Supreme Court building, built with bricks from...More

Thank revjcs
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear revjcs, Thank you for taking a guided tour of ConHill and for sharing your experience of the site and the Constitutional Court. We do hope that you will continue to share with family and friends about this National Heritage Site. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must see if you are visiting Joburg. A prison in which well known freedom fighters were captured, amongst which Ghandi and Mandela. During our visit an exhibition was present which gave lots of information about the purpose of this place and...More

Thank Wim N
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wim N, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. Indeed the site tells the story of the prison, and now houses the Constitutional Court, which is the highest court in the country. We do hope that you will continue to share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our own walking tour of the hill. Free to walk through most, $ to visit women's prison. Ask for a brochure at the desk and walk through the beautiful art that takes you through the countries history. View the court chambers and...More

Thank CookTeach
ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CookTeach, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience of the site. Best regards

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sterner2016
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!
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