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  • Address: 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2017, South Africa
  • Hours: 9am - 5pm; Closed Sundays
  • Admission: Adults: R30

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Constitution Hill

Perhaps nowhere is South Africa’s transition to democracy more vividly apparent than on Constitution Hill. For over a hundred years, buildings here functioned as a much-feared prison complex, holding everyone from common criminals to activists Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, even Winston Churchill (briefly) during the Boer War.

Since 2004, this site has been home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, partially built with bricks from one of the old prison buildings, complemented with lighter contemporary elements. Visitors can see the court in session after a tour which takes in Mandela’s cell as well as a permanent exhibition dedicated to Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent protest.

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Constitution Hill is in Johannesburg’s north, in an area bounded by Kotze, Joubert, Hospital and Sam Constitution Hill is in Johannesburg’s north, in an area bounded by Kotze, Joubert, Hospital and Sam Hancock Streets. The parts of the complex open to visitors include the Old Fort, Women’s Prison, “Number Four” prison and the Constitutional Court.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Satyagraha Private Tour of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, null
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Mahatma Gandhi and Satyagraha Private Tour of Johannesburg

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Inspiring and informative, this tour traces the steps of Mahatma Gandhi during his time in Johannesburg, from his first arrival in the south of Johannesburg to ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.84
Constitutional Hill and Apartheid Museum Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Private ... 
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Constitutional Hill and Apartheid Museum Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

This tour is ideal for the tourists who would like to know about the turbulent past of South Africa and transition to democracy and how the democracy is ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.95
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour, Johannesburg, Half-day Tours
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Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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On this full day tour your guide, who was born and raised in Soweto, will take you past all the hotspots in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and sites in ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.84
Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.15
Johannesburg City Tour Combined with Maboneng, Johannesburg, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Johannesburg City Tour Combined with Maboneng

Johannesburg, more commonly known as jo'burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and vibrant heart of South Africa.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.89

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