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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 today

This attraction is nothing special really. i guess you do get a good view from the top but the building is pretty old and I was a little concerned about the condition of the elevator! If you don't do it, your not missing much.

Thank BonnyMark
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing 50th flow view, you get to see all of Johannesburg and if you've experienced living in the city, mapping out the scene will still have a surprise or two. The glass wall means that if you're taking photos, you're doing it through thick glass...More

Thank Bezi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A representative from city sightseeing meets you at the bus stops, takes you up to the top of Carlton Centre and ensures you're back at the bus stop in time for the next bus. This removes most of the security concerns around Carlton Centre The...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love views of the urban jungle from the top this would be an ideal activity for you - sadly though they have closed down the restaurant/coffee shop that was up there about 6 years ago :-( Lots of history about the city itself....

1  Thank lankho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the tallest building in Africa as part of a Joburg city tour with a guide. The elevators are reached from the ground floor of a busy shopping mall. Given that there is an entrance fee to ride to the 50th floor (although only...More

1  Thank eadesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to be able to have a 360' view of the city. Our guide pointed out many interesting landmarks and answered a lot of questions we had.

Thank janpan52
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 23 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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 13 November 2017

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