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Carlton Centre

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150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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At fifty stories tall and four blocks long, this mixed-use urban landmark is the city’s largest commerce center.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average39%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
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150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlton Centre houses variety of shops, it is convinient as you are able to do your business under one roof.

Thank nozukom51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Different shops , different resturant and banks - different environment to visit town - communication to community

Thank Edward Teboho T
Reviewed 30 October 2017

15 rands ; the visit lasts less than 10 min, it's dirty and there's absolutly nothing ...all shops are closed; it feels like an abandoned place

Thank fatyfleur15
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The views are spectacular, but the place is run down and poorly managed. It should be a major tourist hotspot, but it is a sad, empty space with very little happening. It should be THE place for weddings, birthdays, parties. The views are magnificent, it's...More

Thank AfricanZombieHunter
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Top of Africa and the Carlton Building are the same place in my experience. Walking around the top of this building, with a a sense of the city of Johannesburg, it was fascinating to see so many sites from this vantage point. We were thrilled...More

Thank DrPeggy2014
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I'm a white fellow from the U.S. I stayed in Maboneng for a month and often walked to the Carlton Centre to do my shopping. Is this area, which was once a neighborhood of whites, rundown, yes. Is it dangerous the way others seem to...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went up here today as a part of the HopOn route. Fortunately a guide took us from the bus stop to the hidden entrance. The entire place is in desperate need of maintenance! The view over the city is stunning although the windows are...More

Thank Inkomo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Situated in the Johannesburg CBD. The building and its surrounds are run down and neglected. The streets in the area are frequented by pick pockets. Avoid.

Thank Des D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Do not attempt to visit on foot alone! Hotel shuttle dropped me half a block away and 2 guys tried to mug me just outside the entrance in broad daylight (15:30). Thankfully they ran when I shouted and didn't get anything but worth making sure...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Easy and multiple access to the centre makes it perfect to alleviate congestion, its escalators also streamline the flow to shopping.

Thank molebalengp
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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 Paramente S |
Where is the car parking paypoint in carltoncentre?