Gauteng Tourist Attractions - Constitution Hill, Johannesburg August 24th, 2021
Gauteng Tourist Attractions - Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
Johannesburg accommodation is excellent and will ensure that you have a fantastic time when visiting this remarkable city. Due to the sheer size of the city, there are plenty of different options for accommodation, depending on your needs and budget. Whether you want to stay in a modest hotel, or a luxury lodge Johannesburg can cater for everyone.
When visiting Johannesburg there are several places that you must take the time to visit, and Constitution Hill is one of these. There is no better place for the story of South Africa's turbulent past to be told. Over a century of incredible history has been witnessed by this area of Johannesburg, and visiting Constitution Hill will allow you to begin to understand the full extent.
Depending on where your Johannesburg accommodation lays within the city, you should never be far away from this incredible heritage site. Constitution Hill has seen many incredible sights over the years, and the new Constitutional Court has seen democracy rise throughout the country.
When you leave your luxury lodge and visit this breathtaking area, you will experience a different side of Johannesburg. You will begin to learn of the many injustices that the deep past of South Africa suffered. Constitution Hill is a remarkable place to understand how valuable the fight for freedom was, and how it is now protected.
There are several different guided tours and exhibits to explore throughout the buildings located in Constitution Hill. The hill was originally the site of an incredible old fort, which had been used as a prison over the years. During 1892, the prison was used to house white male prisoners, and later military leaders from the Anglo Boer war found themselves within the walls.
Several other blocks and buildings were constructed to house other inmates, and eventually women within the prison. In 1983, the prison was closed, and parts were demolished enabling the bricks to be used to build the new Constitutional Court. This stunning landmark stands proudly overlooking the city and your Johannesburg accommodation.
The building is considered a unique architectural beauty and is open to the public to explore, or to attend hearings. Within the building, there are over 200 pieces of artwork, which have been handpicked by the constitutional High court judge. The incredible way that the exhibits are displayed encourages visitors to become part of history.
There are many different areas that you can leave your own personal message, allowing you to set down another layer of pleasant memories for future generations. You will want to spend an adequate amount of time exploring Constitution Hill, before returning to your Johannesburg accommodation to reflect on your experience.
Cherine N Hattingh is the owner of Southview Lodge a 4 Star Luxury Lodge located in Johannesburg, Africa. In addition to this article, we have created a Squidoo Lens on Various Destinations and Activities you can explore and experience around Johannesburg. To view our Squidoo Lens on Attractions and Accommodation in Johannesburg South Africa Click Here.
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