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At fifty stories tall and four blocks long, this mixed-use urban landmark is the city’s largest commerce center.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 308 1331
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strictly not recommended. Area is unsafe even the security officer told us so. Building in very very bad condition. Very difficult to get uber to go back to our hotel. Fortunately the people at woolworth were very friendly and helped us. If u really want...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravellerHR28
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I work in this iconic 50 floor building in Johannesburg CBD. The building is a mixture of a shopping centre, offices and the tourist attraction (50th floor, where you can see through telescope as far as Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and Soweto). The place needs to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SVMthembu
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Such a shame to see this building in such a bad state. It was only 15 Rand per person to go to the fiftieth floor but the whole building is in very bad repair. The floors are peeling. And he widows were very dirty. On...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank smudgemommy
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This used to be the flagship building in Africa. But it's a let down and not what it was. A sign of the degradation of the 'down-town' of Central Johannesburg. Certainly the 360 degree views of surrounding Jo'burg makes up for this - but I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WernerW2
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This facility is in very poor repair. There are holes in the ceiling, broken windows and a overall run down feel. The downtown portion of Johannesburg is not to n good shape and in our tour of the city, we could have definitely skipped this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

I went with the City Sightseeing bus - the good thing is that there's someone taking you to the ticket office (which is in the mall) and bringing you back to the bus stop. The ticket office only took cash and charged me 30 rand....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YDZ13
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I would not recommend visiting Carlton Centre if you are a solo traveler. I hopped off from my city sightseeing bus here to visit the observatory on the top floor but the moment I stepped out of the bus I felt uneasy. The surroundings around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 5 August 2018

If you want a bird's eye view of Johannesburg, this is the place to be, good restaurants and a beautiful scenery, seeing Joburg being in one place and not being there physically, you covered.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank tonykJ9442AM
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I was robbed there when I walked from Johannesburg Park Station to my hotel, Urban Backpackers, on Von Wielligh St. near Commissioner St. junction. One of 10 robbers locked my neck, hit my head with fist. Other joined in removing my waist wallet pocket and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Soonthon L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I was there on weekend be for I go to tembisa that you can visit there most of the time with your family

Date of experience: July 2018
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6 April 2018|
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Response from Marc L | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes, it is possible to take the stairs, but it's a loooooooooong way up. (Firemen in the 70's and 80's used to train up those stairs) Also, I agree that you should speak with center management before you do it... just... More
23 April 2016|
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Response from Mermaid_Nix_ZA | Reviewed this property |
A good suggestion is to visit the Carlton on the Johannesburg Hop on Hop off bus which has really excellent recorded commentary about the areas you travel through and is trouble free. Not all the stops are good though... More
23 April 2016|
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Response from ParamenteS |
Where is the car parking paypoint in carltoncentre?