Constitution Hill was, to me, one of the best surprises on our trip to South Africa. While it’s not as dazzling and eye-catching as some of the Johannesburg attraction, we nonetheless had a moving and powerful guided tour here. Our guide – Robin – was quite the storyteller, highlighting the disturbing history and barbaric aspects of the court. I highly suggest that you take a guide, especially since you’ll need someone who can explain in detail about the buildings, their significance as well as their history.
one of the most iconic apartheid-era building with prisons. beautiful and clean area.
Constitution Hill as three, somewhat intertwined, points of interest. It is the site of an historic fort, parts of which were later utilized as a prison. In the early 1900s Ghandi was imprisoned here. During the apartheid era, male political prisoners were sent to Robben Island, women prisoners were imprisoned here. Today, the Constitutional Court has its chambers here. All tours are guided and take anywhere from one, one and a half, or two hours, depending on which length you choose.
Standing behind Mandela, I sincerely said: Please take a picture of me thin. Here is a small topic. It is said that I handed over my mobile phone to a local person and asked him to take a picture for me. In fact, when I turned around to pose, I wondered if the people behind me would be there when I turned back. After all, security in South Africa is really bad. I'm lucky. It's this photo that makes me feel good everywhere.
It's like a museum, South Africa's independence to the establishment of laws and other historical celebrities.