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“A bit of history that not all of us know!”
Review of Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill
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Constitutional Hill and Apartheid Museum Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour
Ranked #3 of 183 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
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!

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Dear ShirleyClive,

Thank you for visit and review of ConHill. We appreciate that you would recommend the place for a site visit. We hope you will be back with your family and friends.

Kindest Regards,

Constitution Hill

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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...

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Dear Rravens,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. Hope will see you soon with family and friends, to experience more of the history of our site. We do hope that you will return again.

Best regards,

Constitution Hill.

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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.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Dear 1FlyingKiwi2012,

Thank you for your review of ConHill. We really appreciate the fact that you find the prison fascinating and we glad you had all the information. We make sure that our tour guide have all the information and have good communication skills. Hope we will see you soon.

Best regards,

Constitution Hill

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

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

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Dear Bathawk,

Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill. We glad that you did get all the information about the site, We always make sure our tour guides are well informative and have good communication skills.Thank you for sharing your experience. Hope will see you soon again.

Best Regards,

Constitution Hill

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very informative guide by the tour guide but not very accessible the tour package was 4 hours through johannesburg and soweto.

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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Dear Big5Accomodation

Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, We hope next time when you come visit the site there will be more accessibility and you will enjoy the tour.

Kindest Regards,

Constitution Hill

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