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Address: 11 Kotze Road | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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+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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Went here as part of the excellent red bus tour. Guides were not available but not really needed. Learnt so much, well worth going.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went here as part of the excellent red bus tour. Guides were not available but not really needed. Learnt so much, well worth going.

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

Dear 12172013ty, Thank you for your review of the site. It is unfortunate that you did not manage to get a tour guide - our guided tours take place on the hour each hour. We do hope that you will be back soon with family and friends. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. You may want to choose the main sections according 2 your preferences. Its vast but very well documented

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

Dear anuka c, Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill. We hope you will be back soon with friends and family. Kind regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The beauty and strength of the architecture and art cannot be overstated. Well worth going into the building to see the courtroom itself and the extraordinary art collection.

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

Dear Susan L, Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill and the Constitutional Court! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Please do continue to share the word about ConHill. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our tour guide was great and really made the difference, in terms of explaining the prison grounds and the new Constitutional Court. I learned so many things I hadn't known before, and unless you are well versed in South African history, the same will probably be true for you. If you've heard of Constitution Hill in the travel guides and... More 

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

Dear hearttravel9, Thank you for your review of the site, and for sharing so others can come and visit as well. We are pleased to hear that the tour guide gave you the best service experience, as well as the security on site. We will also ensure that continual training is done for our Visitor Centre team - we do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I participated in a guided tour at Constitution Hill in the area of the prison where the black prisoners were held. The tour guide, Ntsika, was amazing! He was so knowledgeable, and the history and stories that he told really let me imagine what life must have been like there. He let us spend as much time as we wanted... More 

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

Dear Kathleen K, Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill. We will be sure to commend Ntsika for his role in making your tour of ConHill memorable. We do hope that you will be back to explore the Women's Jail and the Old fort prison as well. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Do go with a guide to this amazingly thought out court of justice. Initiated after free elections in 1994, every aspect is designed to be inclusive, non threatening, transparent and available to all. It is open 24 hours a day. However, without a guide we would have missed most of the implications of the design which incorporated some for the... More 

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

Dear Mary H, Thank you for your visit to ConHill and review of the site. We are glad to hear that the guided tour assisted in your knowledge of how the site came to be, and its significance. We hope you will be back soon with friends and family. Thank you. Constitution Hill More 

Wuppertal, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you would like to learn more about the history of Johannesburg this is a must to visit this place.

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

Dear Ulli0805, Thank you for visiting ConHill and your review of the site. We hope you will return soon. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The tour was very informative and enlightening. An emotional experience that really allows one to reflect on how far we have come as a country. The Constitutional Court was my highlight of the day. I was in such awe of the symbolism in the design and structure of the court and it made me realize what great minds we have... More 

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

Dear Nombuyiselo S, Thank you for sharing your experience of ConHill, as well as the Constitutional Court and its symbolism. We hope that you will be back soon with family and friends to visit the site. Thank you. Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to Constitution Hill by curiosity with no expectations, but found that it is a very worth place to visit, specially the Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela exhibition, where they make a very interesting comparison of this two great personalities.

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

Dear PauloMC915, Thank you for your visit of ConHill. We are glad to hear that the site exceeded expectations, particularly the Mandela Gandhi exhibition. We hope you will be back again soon with family and friends to visit ConHill. Best regards, Constitution Hill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A wonderful visit to the Constitution Hill Museum. If you are thinking of visiting, opt for Collin - he's one of the most knowledgeable and amazing tour guides I have ever met.

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

Dear UrbanCH, Thank you so much for your feedback of your visit. We will definitely commend Collin for his role in making your tour memorable. We hope to see you back soon! Constitution Hill More 

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