Backpacker Accommodation Near Constitution Hill
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Johannesburg Zoo, Sandton City, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Hillbrow Tower, Bensusan Photographic Museum, Nelson Mandela Square, SAB World of Beer, Satyagraha House, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Brenthurst Gardens, Rand Easter Show, Apartheid Museum, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, ABSA Art Gallery, Standard Bank Gallery, MuseuMAfricA, Bedford Centre
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If there is a single place in South Africa that depicts much of the country’s turbulent past and hopeful future, it’s Constitution Hill. Located in Johannesburg city, this national heritage site houses the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, guardian of South Africa’s ground breaking constitution and legal protector of freedom and equality. The court building also showcases some of South Africa’s finest artworks.
Constitution Hill consists of a series of buildings and the site that holds the most interest for visitors is Number 4, a prison used during the apartheid era to detain political prisoners. Mahatma Gandhi is its most famous prisoner. Here, opponents of the National Party regime were detained, often illegally, and sometimes tortured.
The 1893-built Old Fort was once a prison exclusively for white males and a military fortress for Boer leaders during the South African War. Nelson Mandela is the only black person to have been imprisoned in the Old Fort... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.