Constitution Hill

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Constitution Hill is one of South Africa’s most important heritage sites. This historical attraction regularly hosts a diverse range of exciting events – from art exhibitions to street beat poetry sessions, rock shows to jazz jams and record launches, public debates on Constitutional Court rulings, to children’s programmes and so much more! Here you not only get to have a good time but to learn about the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy. Visit the historical sites including the Old Fort Prison Complex, the Constitutional Court, Women’s Jail and Nelson Mandela’s old cell. There’s also a relaxing restaurant to chill out and grab some refreshments.

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The Constitution Hill precinct is located at 11 Kotze Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg near the western end of the suburb of Hillbrow.


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Cathy L Says:

The old jails are now repurposed to a courtroom. Impressive site and I enjoyed the art and design elements. Glad I had a tour guide not much info available otherwise.

750traceyc2019 Says:

Well worth a visit. The Constitution Court was amazing and the backdrop of the old fort where Nelson Mandela wad held, wad very moving.

crosswycke Says:

We visited the Section 4 Prison Museum and then went into the Constitutional Congress building. The whole area really gives you a synopsis of what it was like during apartheid and how they've been...

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