Trip Planner: Africa / South Africa / Gauteng / Greater Johannesburg / Johannesburg / Constitution Hill
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.
Tours To Constitution Hill
Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
Duration: 10 hours
Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $66
Duration: 4 hours
Constitution Hill Reviews
The Apartheid museum gets a lot of much-deserved attention, but I am so glad that we also visited Constitution Hill. It was sobering to see this place where Mandela, Ghandi and countless others were.... more »
Well worth a visit, lots of information and personal testimonies which to me always brings a place to life. Don’t know how long you would have to be there to listen to everything though! more »
I love this place! It contains a rich south African history and as a law student it has virtually become my second home. I spend most of my time here, mostly in the gallery observing court cases but it caters for everyone. However, today I was at Constitution Hill to attend a legal critical thinking workshop and it was remarkable. If you ever go to Constitution Hill, don't leave without partaking in one of their amazing tours. You will not regret it.
This place is charged with history and significance, I was brought to tears many times during the eloquent guided visit of the Constitutional Court. The attention to detail of the architects into place making and the identity and history of South Africa being celebrated in the Court is mesmerising. I got to enjoy it as an Architect and as temporary resident of SA. The inclusion of all history and the memories of the tangible past, leads to believe that SA is very much directed towards a future even brighter, when acknowledging the power of its people.
Places to stay near Constitution Hill
Plan your trip to Johannesburg
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
Side trips from Johannesburg
Hidden gems in Johannesburg
View all ›
View all ›
Nearby attractions in Johannesburg
Plans to Constitution Hill by other users
27 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Johannesburg & Auckland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Pretoria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Africa BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium