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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately Carlton Tower is in a not so attractive neighborhood and the tower itself needs updating. The view from the top is spectacular but all the windows desperately need to be cleaned. Also, other than the views, there is nothing to see on the 50th...More

Thank frenchtravellers77
Reviewed yesterday

Sure you get a 360 view of Johannesburg, but through dirty windows. As well as the whole experience is lacking in information. There are no exhibits or information of what your looking at. Could be a great promotion of the city with perhaps interactive audio...More

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 to recognize places we had already visited on the ground as well as to...More

Thank DrPeggy2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to understand Joburg's topography, scenic view but the whole building (and the mall to access it) are a bit rundown, better to do it on a tour than on your own...

Thank BeneRousseau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a wonderful view of larger Johannesburg from this viewpoint. The downside is that there is very little parking to be had for tourist vehicles on the roadside and access to the Entrance to the elevators is extremely confusing to tourists who visit on...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A visit to the top of the Carlton Centre offers great panoramic views of Johannesburg. It is good value and a great way to spend some time. I stayed in Anderson Street which was about 10 minutes walk from the Carlton Centre. It is very...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not the tallest building any longer, but really worth a visit for the wildly fast ascent in the lift, and the view with the history of mining in Johannesburg. A bit run down, but still educational .

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a place I always take any international friends visiting from another country. Its affordable and has a brilliant 360 view of the whole of Joburg and the surrounds. It can be done within just over an hour. It can be tricky to find...More

1  Thank wendy g
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We visited the tower to enjoy a nice Top View of Johannesburg. It needs a little search to find the Ticket booth in the center, but just ask one of the guards. The friendly staff in the booth offered a discount for one of kids...More

Thank Anne-Marie W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Highest riser building in Africa. Offers nice views over the city. It's a pity the windows are dirty. Nothing else going on, only some dated information panels. Entry is difficult to find inside the shopping mall, just ask one of the security people inside. Cheap,...More

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Response from Alf K | Reviewed this property |
Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete