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Carlton Centre

150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 308 1331
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At fifty stories tall and four blocks long, this mixed-use urban landmark is the city’s largest commerce center.
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good27%
  • Average38%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 308 1331
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The once bustling commercial center of Joburg is a pale reflection of its past glory. Buildings are in decay, merchants and businesses have fled to the new suburbs. Street parking is now free, since there is no longer a contract for managing the system. Even...More

Thank chuckatbigsky
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The shopping centre is still very popular with a large variety of tenants including many of the major anchors and restaurants. The centre is in need of a revamp to modernise it and bring it on par with other retail centres.

1  Thank TobieU
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Not the most up-market shopping centre in Johannesburg, and a bit neglected on the cleaning and maintenance front, but generally safe and with many clothing and shoe shops displaying the most expensive brands,. Also the usual fast food outlets, banks and CNA. Plenty of affordable...More

1  Thank RobSharman
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

It's a bit tricky to find the entrance to the tallest building in Africa. View is amazing. You can see whole Joburg from there but it needs a renovation urgently. There's no information about the spots, toilets not working. Outside view is great, inside view...More

1  Thank edubimonte
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Might have been the pride of Johannesburg's CBD, but is definitely outdated and depressing now. Nice views of the city though

Thank zorro514
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is truly the Top of Africa with the breathtaking views you get from the top of the highest building in Africa. Well worth the vissit

Thank Sanambozi
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The top of Africa is in their with a nice mall for shopping after its in a decent spot of Johannesburg but I would keep your eyes open

Thank Hunter G
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Agree that the viewing deck is due for an upgrade and renewal... I had my first view of a large city from the height of 50 floors as a young child. Going back now still left and impact - to get a feel for the...More

Thank GertdeBeer
Reviewed 9 February 2017

When this place started,opened,way back when,it was very good,but the cbd is not as good anymore,so I suppose if you don't know the history,then you should go.

Thank coen_12
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I do not recommend going to the Top of Africa. I was disappointed by this. Maybe it's nice to get an aerial view but the top is run-down, the restaurant up there is closed. At least it didn't cost much to go up - 15...More

1  Thank cherylwadhwa
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On which side of the tower is the entrance to the lift to the top?
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
Where is the carpark entrance?
23 April 2016|
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Response from Danzo2222 | Reviewed this property |
Main street parking is also an option. A parking is a bid darker and might look a bid scary but all is well and safe. There is a security and visible all the time.