Walking through Constitution Hill with one of our highly-qualified guides offers a sense of what the precinct was like when it was an operational prison. There is one way, however, to enhance this experience so that the precinct truly comes to life.
Our Time Travel Tour begins by providing visitors with prisoner uniforms and officially registering them as prisoners. Men and women are separated and marched through the precinct by their warden-come-guides, who ensure that they undertake tasks specific to male and female prisoners. At the end of the tour, the two groups will reconvene for a tour of the Constitutional Court, and discussion of their experience. This experiential tour is inspired by the events around the arrest of the youth on 16 June 1976, a time of heightened political tension across South Africa and one borne out in the country’s prisons, particularly Constitution Hill.
The tour will take approximately 3 hours. Suitable for children 12 +