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“A historical and significant educational spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill
Constitutional Court, Johannesburg, South Africa
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“A historical and significant educational spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

As a teacher, I felt it necessary to see Constitution Hill, aka Section 4 of the prison.

I liked seeing the contrast between old prison, the sadness, cruelty and history of it all, and the new bright and hopeful Constitution courthouse.

The Tour: Bought tickets and a tour. Felt the tour was the best way to see and understand all of the aspects of the exhibits presented. I would not have understood what those rolled up towels were in the prison cells had they not been there. It was also great to get to see the inside of constitution hall.

A must see for history buffs, or anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Johannesburg.

Visited August 2012
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“A bit of history that not all of us know!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It was fascinating visiting the Court and finding out how they used the bricks from the cells to build the walls - so you have old and new - pre/during and post apartheid. I would highly recommend everyone going there!

Visited May 2012
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Johannesburg
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“SA History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

JHB version of Robben Island...steeped in SA Apartheid history with interesting insight into prison conditions of Apartheid prisoners and tactics of the oppressor...

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Really makes you think...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was really four places in one - the mens prison, (Number 4) Constitutional Court, Women's Gaol and the Old Fort. If you go up on the rampart's you get a good view of the surrounding area. It was helpful to have a guide who was very informed and had no trouble answering questions. It really brings home the history of this country and it's not that long ago the place ceased being a gaol, makes you think. Excellent value for money entry was only R50 for an adult.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg , South Africa
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“History Alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Guides are very well informed - intersting stories and facts are shared - good photo oppertunities - worth a visit without a doubt.

Visited August 2012
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