Sight Seen : South African Wonders - Constitution Hill

Johannesburg - Constitution Hill

Inspiring Constitution Hill is one of the city’s most important attractions. It offers travellers interested in the modern South African story an integral understanding of the legal and historical ramifications of the struggle. The development focuses on South Africa’s new Constitutional Court, built within the ramparts of the Old Fort, which dates from 1892 and was once a notorious prison – many of the country’s high-profile political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, were once held there.

The modern structure incorporates sections of the old prison walls, plus large windows that allow visitors to watch the proceedings.