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Look for the Mandela exibition

You will have to buy a ticket down at the Visitors Center near the Constitutional Court. This will allow you to go to the inside of the Johannesburg Fort as well as the Men's... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

You will have to buy a ticket down at the Visitors Center near the Constitutional Court. This will allow you to go to the inside of the Johannesburg Fort as well as the Men's Prison and the Women's Prison. In the fort look out for a Mandela Exhibition called "the Sands of Time" - it is very interesting with diaries... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

There is not much left of the original fort, but the main entrance and other areas have been restored. It was converted into a prison and Nelson Mandela spent time here in a disgusting cell. Also you can see the isolation cells which will make you weep. You can visit the fort, the woman's prison next door and the whole... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our South African friend brought us here on the day of our arrival to Joburg and it was- I have to say -the best introduction to the local and SA national history. The Johannesburg Fort is part of the complex called Constitution Hill. The structure is one of the oldest in Johannesburg. It was build in 1893 by Paul Kruger... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you are visiting the Constitution Hill, yu have to see also the Fort. The Fort was built in 1893, iand it s one of the oldest buildings in Joburg. It was used as a fortress by Paul Kruger during the Anglo Boer War.I recommend the visit if you are close to this "full of history area" of Joburg.

Thank olivehoover
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This site was ok. It's part of a old prison site and part of Constitutional Hill. As of matter of fact you both Constitutional Hill, the old women jail, and Johannesburg Fort is one.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

another visit which caused me some distress - how can we have allowed such cruelty to be inflicted onto the native south Africans? Very thought provoking.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Parking excellent, felt safe. Interesting about Nelson Mandela.Would visit again and take tourists. Interesting

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

The fort is built to look like a hill from the outside to confuse the British. Inside the hill, the fort takes shape as a brick fort from the 1800's. Would recommend this fort as part of your tour of Johannesburg.

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

My other review of Constitution Hill describes the whole tour on offer here, but making your own way around the Old Fort was incredible. Seeing Mandela's cell and some of the isolation cells here shows just how horrific recent history here was for those in custody. Well worth a visit!

Thank Reservarlden
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Going to Constitution Hill is an incredible experience for anyone wanting to learn more about our country's history. The Hill Cafe at the Fort is excellent for a drink/lunch, too.

Thank SWelz

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