Carlton Centre

The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper and shopping centre located on the eastern border of the Gandhi Square Precinct.

The tallest building on the African continent and once the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, the Carlton Centre stands 223m high, with 50 occupied storeys, and prides to be one of the more popular landmarks in Johannesburg to visit.  

If you want a bird’s eye view of Johannesburg, Carlton Centre is the place to go.  Enjoy a 360 degree view of the City of Johannesburg from the "Top of Africa" which is located on the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre.

Located beneath the famous Carlton Centre, an underground shopping mall with over 180 shops, including retail and fast food outlets, provides a great vibe for any visitor to the area. 

The Carlton Centre complex was once home to the five-star, 30-storey Carlton Hotel seen below, which was popular among the rich and famous.  Urban decay in the inner city in the 1990s took its toll on the hotel, which shut its doors in 1997 and to this day, the Carlton Hotel, remains empty.

The Carlton Centre has served as Transnet's headquarters since 2000, after the company purchased it for R33 million from Anglo American Properties.

The red City Sightseeing bus which has a designated stop located at the Main Street entrance to the Carlton Shopping Centre.

An eye-catching view of the Cartlon Centre Complex as well as it's neighbour to the right known as the GEP Building captured from a nearby building located on Gandhi Square.

Over 180 retail stores located beneath the famous Carlton Centre.  This underground shopping mall is one of the city's major shopping destinations due to the Gandhi Square Precinct location and convenience. 

Inside the Carlton Shopping Centre, Carlton Corner, an elegant component of the well known Johannesburg mall.

Looking east towards the Maboneng Precinct and the Ellis Park Stadium, the eastern suburbs of Bedfordview and further on towards OR Thambo International Airport.

Looking north-east you can see the impressive skylines of Hillbrow with the Telkom Tower and the famous Ponte building bold in view, beyond these, the suburbs surrounding and including Modderfontein. 

Looking west you can see the heart of Gandhi Square Precinct down below and Fordsburg in the distance.  In this particular photo, the sun has illuminated Fox and Commissioner streets running parallel through the CBD.

Looking South you can see the Turffontein Race Course along with the mining belt that over a century of mining left over the landscape.