Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill


2 & more persons R1 450.00 per person; Single person R2 700.00

½ Day : Morning or Afternoon (± 3 hours, 8:30 or 13:30, departure times may be changed to suit customers)

The South African Constitutional Court, Constitution Hill is also the site of Johannesburg’s notorious Old Fort Prison Complex. Telling the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy, Constitution Hill offers interactive experiences including tours of the Mandela Cell, Mahatma Gandhi exhibition, numerous temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as regular guided tours of all four areas: Constitution Hill, Women’s Gaol (jail), Old Fort and Number 4 (cells).

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Old Fort Prison – Johannesburg

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Constitunional Court


The Constitution Hill precinct is located in Hillbrow, Johannesburg and is the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
The hill was formerly the site of a fort which was later used as a prison. The Old Fort Prison complex is known as Number Four. The original prison was built to house white male prisoners in 1892. The Old Fort was built around this prison by Paul Kruger from 1896 to 1899 to protect the South African Republic from the threat of British invasion. Later, Boer military leaders of the Anglo-Boer War were imprisoned here by the British.
The Old Fort prison was later extended to include “native” cells, called Section 4 and Section 5, and, in 1907, a women’s section was added. An awaiting-trial block was constructed in the 1920s. Both political activists opposed to apartheid and common criminals were held at the prison. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here in 1906, and striking white mineworkers in 1907, 1913 and 1922.
Under the apartheid government Nelson Mandela was given a bed in the hospital section of the white prisoners, when he was as an awaiting-trial prisoner in 1962 prior to the Rivonia Trial. Joe Slovo, Bram Fischer, Albert Luthuli and Robert Sobukwe were also inmates.
The site housed prisoners until 1983, when it was closed. In 1995, the Constitutional Court justices began looking for a permanent location for the new Court.
The Constitutional Court building itself was built using bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the former prison.
The hill overlooks downtown Johannesburg to the South and the wealthy northern suburbs of Houghton, Parktown, Sandton, etc. to the North.

can also be combined as a Full Day Tour with:
 Tour  Full Day Tour Combination
Johannesburg City Tour  Constititional Court & Johannesburg City Tour
Apartheid Museum  Constititional Court & Apartheid Museum Tour
Lilliesleaf Farm  Constititional Court& Lilliesleaf Farm
Soweto Tour  Constititional Court & Soweto Tour
Gold Reef City  Constititional Court & Gold Reef City Tour
Further Tour information:

1/2 Tag : Morning or Afternoon (± 3 hours, 8:30 or 13:30, departure times may be changed to suit customers )

Clients will be picked up at the OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) or their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Lunch is  not included.


  • Guided tour in Air-conditioned vehicle, conducted by a SA Tourism registered guide.
  • Entrance fees, fuel

Tour Info:

  • Tours are generally conducted in English. Surcharge applies for foreign language guides.

In your booking requests kindly provide us with the following info:

  1. Number of persons in your group (no minimum number)
  2. Desired date of tour.
  3. Pick-up address (place of departure) (Hotel, Home, or OR Tambo Airport)


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