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Address: Kotze Street | Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 11 407 6111
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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Wilson" South Africa Vacation

This site was ok. It's part of a old prison site and part of Constitutional Hill. As of matter of fact you both Constitutional Hill, the old women jail, and Johannesburg Fort is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
wilsonjones81
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Orlando, Florida
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Treviso, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Constitution Hill, yu have to see also the Fort. The Fort was built in 1893, iand it s one of the oldest buildings in Joburg. It was used as a fortress by Paul Kruger during the Anglo Boer War.I recommend the visit if you are close to this "full of history area" of Joburg.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This site was ok. It's part of a old prison site and part of Constitutional Hill. As of matter of fact you both Constitutional Hill, the old women jail, and Johannesburg Fort is one.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

another visit which caused me some distress - how can we have allowed such cruelty to be inflicted onto the native south Africans? Very thought provoking.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Parking excellent, felt safe. Interesting about Nelson Mandela.Would visit again and take tourists. Interesting

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The fort is built to look like a hill from the outside to confuse the British. Inside the hill, the fort takes shape as a brick fort from the 1800's. Would recommend this fort as part of your tour of Johannesburg.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My other review of Constitution Hill describes the whole tour on offer here, but making your own way around the Old Fort was incredible. Seeing Mandela's cell and some of the isolation cells here shows just how horrific recent history here was for those in custody. Well worth a visit!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Going to Constitution Hill is an incredible experience for anyone wanting to learn more about our country's history. The Hill Cafe at the Fort is excellent for a drink/lunch, too.

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Mtunzini, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a very special spot. Typical of Johannesburg the Fort is without frills but very well curated. Its the kind of place where you can stand in one spot for an hour and just drink in the history. Very few people go there so you won't be shoved out of the way. If I had time I would have... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I have already reviewed this place as part of our visit to constitutional hill. But I will reiterate this is one of the must dos in any visitor to the region. Very moving, very heartwrenching and extremely important in the where South Africa is today!

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Sandton,South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Not to be missed. Every South African should visit The Fort to fill in the gaps in our history. You will be moved by the recorded experiences of the inmates, which included Nelson Mandela. The cells, search yard, whipping post, exercise, and all areas are all clearly marked and explained, but your experience will be enhanced by taking the services... More 

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