Date: 2016/10/31 / Author: ReaVaya Admin / Category: Site Seeing - Destintions

Conhill Attractions

Created in 1893 as a high-security prison on the Braamfontein ridge, it was later a fort, and later still it became an infamous site in the apartheid history of the city. Constitution Hill today stands tall, a symbol of hope, courage and creativity for a new nation.

Hundreds of thousands of people were jailed there - including famous figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela. Stroll around the sites of the Old Fort, where white inmates were kept; Section Four and Section Five, the natives’ jail, built in 1902; and the women's jail added in 1909, or walk along the Old Fort ramparts to get an elevated perspective of the Joburg inner city.

Conhill Attraction

Conhill Attraction

All of these historical buildings and sites have been restored. The Constitutional Court itself is newly built and holds some spectacular architectural features and art work. Bricks used in its construction were preserved from the old prison.

Conhill is open daily, except for Sundays, and offers guided tours. Get more information from the Conhill website. There is a public toilet in this area, on the corner of Kotze and Hospital streets.


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