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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 5 days ago

This is a favourite destination for visitors from overseas. Great views over Joburg, on a clear day that is. Worth a visit. For tourists fro overseas - Do remember that you are in Joburg centre, so you unfortunately can't/ shouldn't let your guard down, be...More

Thank Melanie_alexandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blown away by the views of this city. The top floor had pictures on the wall detailing the past history. Also, there was guided pictures in the corners to let you know what direction you were facing and what building you were seeing....More

Thank Ken T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience...what moment to sit back and observe what is around us... The city and its surroundings are worth the view as much as the building is old and there are a few cracked windows...

Thank Xolani C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views of the city were awesome, but the top floor of the building has virtually nothing in it except for pictures on the wall. Interesting that many floor tiles were missing and there was a large hole in the ceiling...

Thank TLS21850
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 17 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 15 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

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Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete