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Carlton Centre

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.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good25%
  • Average41%
  • Poor15%
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150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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"tallest building"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I did not go to the roof top just the mall area and it is basic shopping mall. I was only 1 day in Johannesburg but what I saw not impressed as a city. It felt dirty and old...

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visit Johannesburg only if you stay outside of the downtown. Horrible city. Everything is run down and filthy. The Carlton center has the 50th floor view, but not an exciting view. Has a crowded and dirty mall at the base. Don't go. Stay in Sandton...More

Thank Snowmanpez
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

An unplanned visit to Johannesburg ended in Carlton Centre, other than the restaurants and a few retail stores, there is not much to do. The place was full of people milling around doing their Saturday shopping, the place is filthy and full of thugs and...More

Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The highest building in Johannesburg is situated in the downtown area. As such the area has a creepy feeling.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is on the Red route hop on hop off bus. There is a guide from the bus who takes you there 15 rand each. Its on the 50th floor and has amazing views of Johannesburg.

Thank MSmith1971
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

During my first visit to Johannesburg from 08/11/17 to 15/11/17 & staying close to Carlton Centre I was able to go up to the 50th floor on Thursday 09/11/17 and enjoy the fantastic city views & surrounding area of the City. Admission fee only ZAR15.00...More

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I think the experience is very average. There is better spots if you want a nice view. The area is not clean and its scary travelling there.

Thank Eddy R
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The view is nice but the place is surrounded by thugs constantly harassing you and we had hard time to get out of the place because they wouldn’t let he Uber pick us up. Does not worth it spend time over there.

Thank ArturONunes
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Could be allot better. Very run down and looking tatty. To get international people, this is just not good enough.

Thank desmondm555
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

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

Thank nozukom51
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Elise B
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Response from AfricanZombieHunter | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes, it is possible to take the stairs, but it's a loooooooooong way up. (Firemen in the 70's and 80's used to train up those stairs) Also, I agree that you should speak with center management before you do it... just... More
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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
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