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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 January 7, 2018

Absolutely incredible tour with an amazing tour guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her job.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear justinbE617EU, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending our guided tours. We do hope that you will continue to share the word about our heritage site with friends and family. Best regards

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The museum gives a very good insight into what the prisoners went through on a daily basis. It’s worth doing one of the guided tours (its free) at 10am and 1pm. You get more information that you won’t get when on your own. The visit...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Tawnay, Thank you for visiting us and recommending us. Indeed, the guided tours form part of the ticket price and give wider insight into all that happened in the prisons, with our full guided tours at 10am and 1pm, as well as the highlights...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

It was a informative and enjoyable experience. No complaints. I would definitely recommend the trip to others.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear okellol, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending us. We are pleased that you had a good experience of the site. We hope you will return in the future. Best regards

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Amazing stories of amazing people trying to survive in the harshed most inhumane conditions! An emotional experience for anyone who is brave enough.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear Riccardo M, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We hope you will be back soon. Best regards

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Constitution Hill is a must-visit site. It's worth the education you get from visiting the museums. Go!

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear ATeam2018, Thank you for visiting us. We hope you will return again in the future. Best regards

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a great experience. Not all the interior exhibits are engaging, but just walking around the space is fascinating. I would recommend seeing the Constitutional Court building, which also has a small art gallery. If possible, see the womens’ prison. The exhibits in the...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear iheartdurham, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We hope that you will continue to share with friends and family. Best regards

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

A must in Jo'zi. Very touching. Especially the authentic stories told by former prisoners. Very interesting end is the visit of the constitutional court. A tour is highly recomended.

Thank Christian E
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear Christian E, Thank you for visiting us. We hope that you will continue to share the word about the site. Best regards

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We recommend the guided tour as mentioned above. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed a tour of the whole area. Well worth the money.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear joannezondag, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending our two hour full site tour. We hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

If you are truly interested in what has been the recent history and experience of South Africans, please include Constitution Hill in your itinerary. This along with the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum will truly help you understand the pain of this period...More

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear Natalie A, Thank you for visiting us and for recommending our tour. We hope you will return again soon. Best regards

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Amazing experience, excellent guide, very informative and was quite humourous at the appropriate times. Answered all questions.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear beverleyf2018, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience. We do hope that you will continue to share the word with friends and family. Best regards

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sterner2016
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Hi sterner2016, the ConHill tours start at 9am. There is a guided tour departing every hour. Thank you!
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