Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

4.5
#1 of 15 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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  • A chilling but fascinating space filled with education and history and great for events. The tour is lovely and the sound of prisoners on the speakers is a great idea.  more »
  • Had such an amazing experience at Constitutional Hill - from the beginning up to the very end I have absolutely nothing bad to say. Everything is well looked after and very friendly staff. We had the ...  more »
  • for adult or kid this place has a lot zoo show and informs about various aspects of the former regime in ZA  more »
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