Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

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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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  • Constituion Hill was a former fort that became a prison in the Aparthaide and is now the Constitutional Court of South Africa, I made the guided tour that they offer with the Perla and is very impactful, the place, the way that differentiated the prisoners, but drew me more attention from CO Mo The Constitutional Court was created to be closer to the people, it is not perfect, but they transmit that they want something better.
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  • It was very informative the guide was so good she really made it come alive and despite the heaviness of the history she still managed to make us and the kids laugh so much. Thank you  more »
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