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Constitution Hill

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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...more
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Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 381 3100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A chilling but fascinating space filled with education and history and great for events. The tour is lovely and the sound of prisoners on the speakers is a great idea.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank charlie_bertin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had such an amazing experience at Constitutional Hill - from the beginning up to the very end I have absolutely nothing bad to say. Everything is well looked after and very friendly staff. We had the privilege of doing a 2-hour tour with the best...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YanelleV1
Reviewed 6 days ago

for adult or kid this place has a lot zoo show and informs about various aspects of the former regime in ZA

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacologne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this historic monument in December 2017. We were met by a tour guide who told us the times of the tours. There are toilets, book shops and a cafe onsight. The tour was thorough and very informative. We were allowed to take photos...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank house_of_lyric
Reviewed 1 week ago

see and learn about the prisons where political prisoners were held. very informative guided tour of the former prisons

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank riotelliot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you do a guided tour while visiting this site. I had an excellent guide who although spoke way too low provided our group with stories and insights into the atrocities that prisoners endured here. Although more can be done to preserve this place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NJM0Mof1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the old prison if you want to educate yourself on the remorseful history of racial disparity and cruelty. The old prison serves as a reminder to everyone of the vile effects of segregation and perceived racial supremacy. You step back in time less...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gayle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of South African women and men prisoners (especially as compared to white South African prisoners) at this museum is well documented. There are shocking facts presented I did not know, and it covers not only the oppression of South Africans but also Indians...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YoMcTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Con Hill, as it’s known locally, combines the ugly history of South Africa with its hope for the future. The old prison does a great job of conveying the unspeakably horrible conditions that prisoners (many of them political prisoners) were subjected to. And then the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steverN9842YC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very insightful visit. Unfortunately we were not able to see the courthouse due to renovation I understand is to be completed after the new year.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 1, 2018|
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Response from ConHill-SA | Property representative |
Hi we do have ramps and facilities for accessibility. Please feel free to engage before hand for further accommodation.
August 9, 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!