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Address: Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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331-6608
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US$ 115.25*
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Johannesburg City Tour Combined with Maboneng
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US$ 73.98*
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Cool to see greater Joburg from above

I hadn't been here in about 20 years so it was fun to take my British friend up it. I'd recommend you go with someone who knows Joburg or a tour guide, so they can point out what... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hadn't been here in about 20 years so it was fun to take my British friend up it. I'd recommend you go with someone who knows Joburg or a tour guide, so they can point out what you can see in each direction. I enjoyed it, but I do think the windows should be cleaned, as they were filthy... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great viewpoint to see the inner city and surrounding streets below, although the general amenity of the space need to be improved on.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there on April 2017. The view is very nice because you have a 360 vision of all around. Not too well maintained

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Quezon City, Philippines
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Except for the fast elevator, everything in this building is outdated. Almost run-down building. Dilapidated tiles, worn out walls in a-so ordinary place. Considering this, the entrance fee is a rip off. The least they can do is improve the centre with the fees. Not recommended. Thumbs down. Sorry.

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Thank prechiel
Durban
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115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a colleague from France up the Carlton as he wanted to see the city centre. Cheapest ticket in the world, ZAR15.00 per person to go up Africa's tallest building. 50 floors. The views of the city centre and surrounding areas were magnificent from the top. However the maintenance and upkeep is poor. Restaurant closed. Average rest room. Frames depicting... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my daughters and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing views, the snippets of history across the walls and the amazing photos.Sadly , the restaurant was not operational when we went and the ablutions seemed to be a mile away.It could be so so so much better.And some of the history is skewed towards a particular, European perspective.Lack of upkeep... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to PROUDLY take visitors and friends to the Top of the Carlton. It was always a fantastic experience, with views that go on and on, well maintained, lovely restaurant and excellent meals, etc During a recent visit with my granddaughter, I found it to be MORE THAN DISAPPOINTING. Dirty, neglected, almost derelict, cracked and filthy windows, almost all... More 

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Thank Johan G
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To access this attraction we had to walk through a shopping precinct and whilst nothing untoward happened we were told by our guide not to return to this location on grounds of personal safety I was a little uneasy and whilst the views are pretty good Im not sure it was good enough to recommend

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Thank Jaystand31
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wow I had forgotten what Jozi looked like from the top. The buzz on a Saturday morning on top of the world looking down on a Jozi creation. Reality at its best!

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Thank Beverley v
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Government needs to consider making this place better as it looks run down only the view is left.And pictures and maps that show what is were could be actually made better.One of the picture frame glass was broken.Well it is worth the price R15 but l wouldn't mind to pay more to see a classy view.Windows need urgent attention as... More 

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Thank Ane M

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