Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Johannesburg
Take a tour of Constitution Hill, a hilltop precinct that overlooks the downtown area and serves as the home of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Built in the late 19th century by Boer settlers, the complex was used as a prison until 1987--prominent figures like Nelson and Winnie Mandela, as well as Mahatma Gandhi were jailed here. On a tour of the complex, now a museum, you can delve into the country's turbulent history, human rights struggles, and democratic progress. To visit Constitution Hill and get the most from your holiday in Johannesburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Johannesburg trip maker .
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  • It was very informative, I didn't really think a court was actually at constitutional hill funny enough  more »
  • The Constitution Hill has a great exhibition in the main building. Both the understanding of Mahatma Ghandi and also Nelson Mandela are exemplary.
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  • Constitution Hill is very interesting and informative and gives an important insight into life before and after apartheid. To make the most of it, I'd recommend you to have a guide.  more »
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