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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The neighborhood surrounding the Carlton centre is not welcoming at all: downtown Johannesburg looks sad. It seems as if no one bothered to invest in this city in the last decades, which is just depressing. The attraction is situated in the Carlton centre, which harbors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _SaarB_246
Reviewed 3 days ago

no need to have a guide on this occasion, but go up and enjoy the view. The mall below is very ZA and a true african melting pot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacologne
Reviewed 4 days ago

building is not easy to find in the mall,manage to get to the top but built 1971 not touched since, not worth paying for a tour popped in on the way to Soweto as hired a man and a care for the day and you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed a guide but otherwise would not have found the way in. Quite rundown at the top with no maintenance (or people) with dirty windows, missing linoleum and photographic displays falling off the wall. Good place to see views of the city in each direction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JennyW218
Reviewed 1 week ago

First you ride on a rickety elevator to ascend to a vacant floor surrounded by dirty windows that have been tarnished by peoples need to etch their names on the trims below them. Having been to many of these 360 viewing platforms - this was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

lots of potential but because of poor maintenance it feels as if i am paying to go onto someones balcony .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Macgyverachilles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to see the city with 360 degree panoramic views. Worth the trip up to gain the greater perspective.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TASunde
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Went to try the view from this building's observatory as it was well known as a major Joburgh tourist attraction. When I went to the ticket kiosk, there was no one inside. The security personnel agreed to let me in and told me I can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank asiana747
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

What should be a nice place with great experience, there is only a view from dirty windows..... really sorry for the city of Johannesburg. It is a building full of history, once the highest in south hemisphere, but nothing left. Even the coffee shop there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Meyhofer
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Weather wasn't very nice the day we were there. But anyway we had a great view over Johnannesburg and the surrounding. With the lift you are very fast on the 50th floor of the Carlton Tower. Top of Africa is a must on the to-do-list...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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20 February 2018|
Response from 424kent | Reviewed this property |
The Top of Africa. This is the tallest building in Africa.
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Response from Alf K | Reviewed this property |
Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete