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“more south africans need to visit! its quite Mod!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill
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Constitutional Hill and Apartheid Museum Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg
Ranked #3 of 171 things to do in Johannesburg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
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“more south africans need to visit! its quite Mod!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

sample your own countries history. home to the constitutional court and memories of what makes south african a just and fair country.

this court is unlike any others - its modern and there is emphasis on art and celebration of the bill of rights then governs our land

Visited November 2012
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 4, 2016
Dear Madambk

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you do see that the South African heritage site has colorful steps which shows the sign of rainbow nation (everyone is welcomed to visit the place). Hoping to see you soon!

Kindest Regards,

Constitution Hill

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Rich and Colourful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This historic institution is rich in South African culture and history. The colourful steps, inspiring quotes, interesting architecture and interiors will blow your mind. Whether youre a South African or a tourist, you will undoubtedly love this place.

Visited November 2011
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 4, 2016
Dear GabbC,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you do see that the South African heritage site has colorful steps which shows the sign of rainbow nation (everyone is welcomed to visit the place)

Best Regards, Constitution Hill
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“A must see for those visiting Jo'burg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is an important for those who want to understand South Africa's future and past. It provides an important window into the Apartheid era. A tour of the court points to South Africa's future. There is also an excellent view of the city. To really understand this site's importance it helps to have an informed guide.

Visited May 2012
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 4, 2016
Dear Tripping2013,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider our guides as informed guides, we always make sure our guides has all the information and they knowledgeable. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends.

Best Regards,

Constitution Hill
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“a must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

A must see when in Johannesburg in order to understand the past of this amazing country. You can not visit johannesburg and not see constitiution hill! a must!

Visited August 2012
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 4, 2016
Dear Hellohello99,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate that you consider Constitution Hill as the amazing site. Hope you will continue to spread the words. Hope will see you soon with some family and friends.

Best Regards,

Constitution Hill
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Benoni, South Africa
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“A tragic history followed by inspiration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The cells and different prisons are disturbing and fascinating at the same time, but the constitutional court is an inspiration. Quiet unique.

Visited September 2012
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 4, 2016
Dear Chrweb,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate the fact that you find the prison fascinating and the court unique. Hope we will see you soon.

Best regards,

Constitution Hill
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