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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  • Museum and tourist point of Johannesburg. Stay in central and easily accessible. But it's always good to remember that in Johannesburg must take great care on the streets.
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  • Worth knowing to have a minimum sense atrocities suffered by prisoners that the site housed. Separate wings of blacks and whites, men and women. Impressive until about the feeding of prisoners. Sad story.
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  • Visiting the Constitutional Court was absolutely inspiring. The entire area is full of symbolism. The courtroom with the cattle hides and the beaded flag was beautiful.  more »
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