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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 177 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
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

It was a ok look and see not all that exciting some interesting facts to learn .I was ok with it but we were done in an hour didn't think it had that much to see.

Visited December 2013
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2016
Dear vANislanderBc,

Thank you for your visit to ConHill. We hope you will be back soon with friends and family.

Kindest Regards,

Constitution Hill
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“Well-preserved historical artefact, could do with more explanation and context”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Constitutional Hill is a site of historical significance for several periods of South African history, and with its location adjacent to the Constitutional Court, from which it now derives its name, this is a central Johannesburg site that is easy to visit for many who come to Johannesburg.

Many of the original features of the infamous prison have been retained, and in places there is some excellent context and explanatory information provided for visitors. However, for those less familiar with the history of apartheid, it feels as though the site is not being utilised to its full potential.

As with other South African historical sites - slightly more context needs to be given to those not already familiar with our history, in order to aid the development of this area as a hub for international as well as domestic tourism.

Visited October 2013
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2016
Dear Duncantrips,

Thank you for your review of ConHill, and for sharing your experience. We hope you will continue to spread the word about the site to friends and family.

Best regards,

Constitution Hill
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Durban, South Africa
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a must see. Really takes you into the lives of the prisoners. The guided tour is definitely a must. Worth the wait for the tour guide, every hour on the hour tours start.

Visited December 2013
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 10, 2016
Dear Sameshen

Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, we are happy that you enjoyed your tour and feel that it was worth every penny. We are also happy that the time we give accommodates people.

Best regards,

Constitution Hill
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“average”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

can be missed if you are short of time. THis is just adjacent to hissbrough and hence have to be a bit cautious if you are driving there yourself

Visited December 2013
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2016
Dear ShivMisra,

Thank you for your visit to ConHill. We hope you will be back soon for the full guided tour of ConHill.

Kindest Regards,

Constitution Hill
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Johannesburg
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“Everyone Should Go”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went to Con Hill as part of a walking tour through Hillbrow one Saturday Morning. Got there nice and early and enjoyed a lovely guided tour of the prison as well as the Constitutional Court.

Well laid out. Good tour guide. A must see for all South Africans.

Visited July 2013
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ConHill-SA, Public Relations Manager at Constitution Hill, responded to this review, November 10, 2016
Dear Nemza,


Thank you for your visit and review of ConHill, and also sharing more information about Constitution Hill, hoping to see you soon. Remember to invite your friends and family along.

Best regards,
Constitution Hill
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