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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  • This was on the Ultimate Johannesburg Tour. It was educational to see the historical place where nelson Mandela & Gandhi were held. The insight of the Coloured & Black people in prison and how they we...  more »
  • We visited here on a short day trip before heading out on Safari and it was the one of the best decisions we made. It gave us insight on what the black and coloured population has gone through and whe...  more »
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