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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
As featured in 3 Days in Johannesburg
150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 308 1331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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

1  Thank moddy27
Reviewed 6 July 2018

While the views from the Carlton centre are stunning the centre is run down and dirty. Would definitely not visit at night

Thank Hayley D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

The view is breathtaking but the area is unsafe. I just witnessed an attempted carjacking while leaving the parking garage. The building itself is run down and the panorama deck has dirty windows, broken signs, closed shops and above all: several holes in the ceiling...More

Thank Bmx92
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Although the shops in the Carlton Centre are not as big as those found in the shopping malls in the north, it's a great to shop, with eateries galore to choose from. So if you're in Johannesburg and want to get our of the crowded...More

Thank JaneDvdM
Reviewed 19 June 2018

On a clear day it's great to go up to the 50th floor for a view of the city. It's usually very crowded in the mall and just be aware and safe. Sadly, the little take-away they had up there is also no longer.

Thank Happyludo
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed being on the tallest building of Africa 50 floors on sky. It was a best place to view entire Johannesburg with its attractions. I hope to have seen many new tallest building are constructed for Skyviewing in major cities.

1  Thank Sylvester E
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6 April 2018|
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Response from AfricanZombieHunter | 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?