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Carlton Centre Tours

Carlton Centre
Johannesburg has most of Africa's tallest buildings, and the building that's held the title of Africa's tallest office building for nearly four decades is the Carlton Centre.

The Carlton Centre is a combination office building and shopping center. The 50-storey building stands at 732 feet, but almost half of its floor area is below the ground level – that's where the majority of the shopping is located, in an underground shopping mall that's one of the city's top shopping destinations. Until 1997, the Carlton Centre was connected via this underground mall to the luxury Carlton Hotel.

The top floor of the Carlton Centre is known as the “Top of Africa,” and offers some of the best views overlooking Johannesburg.

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Entry to the top floor viewing deck is SAR 15 for adults, SAR 10 for children under the age of 12. The Top of Africa is open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-2pm.
Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
Hours: The Top of Africa: open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-2pm.
Admission: For Top of Africa: SAR 15 for adults, SAR 10 for children under age 12
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City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Johannesburg

City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Johannesburg

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Skip the rigid itineraries of many guided tours and explore Johannesburg at your own pace with 1- or 2-day ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus. Ride around the city listening to commentary expounding on the history, culture, and modern life in the city, and hop off whenever you like to explore further on your own.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.81
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get introduced to the highlights of Johannesburg with a hop-on hop-off tour on a double-decker bus. See the city’s main attractions - such as Ghandi Square, the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill - from the top of an open-air bus or by exploring from any of the dozen stops on the bus route. See the best of Johannesburg the easy way with City Sightseeing.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.93
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US$19.93
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Johannesburg and Soweto Full Day Tour (8 -9 hours Tour)

Johannesburg and Soweto Full Day Tour (8 -9 hours Tour)

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Early morning …as you get ready for this long but fun day ahead; we explore the history, architecture, the culture and museums of the vibrant City of Gold (Johannesburg). This tour will give you an overall history about South Africa’s history. We will visit various attractions in both Johannesburg and Soweto.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.38
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US$85.38

Half Day Johannesburg City Tour - 4hrs

Half Day Johannesburg City Tour - 4hrs

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Get a comprehensive tour of vibrant, cosmopolitan Johannesburg on this 4-hour excursion with all transportation included. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and get chances to ask questions of your guide. Highlights include Constitutional Hill, the Carlton Center, Museum Africa, the African Medicine Market, and others.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.03
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US$62.03

Soweto & Johannesburg Tour

Soweto & Johannesburg Tour

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You cant mention Johannesburg without mentioning Soweto. the area where Soweto lies was a dumping area for waste material by the apartheid government. with the demand in labor in the city of mining, the African can people were forcefully removed to Soweto. you will be taken on a tour across the street and iconic places in Soweto where are gong to learn about the culture and history of this vibrant place.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.86
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Johannesburg Walking Tour

Johannesburg Walking Tour

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Johannesburg is the largest urban complex of South Africa with a population exceeding quarter million. This tour will take you back from the apartheid to freedom by guiding you through the historical area in Johannesburg. With this tour you will embrace things like art, architecture, history and multi-culturism. This is a walking tour where we are going to use public transport and walking the streets.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$43.64
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Innercity Walking Tour

Innercity Walking Tour

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Get off the beaten path in Johannesburg during this inner-city hiking tour with a guide. Focus on places that typical tours don't stop and learn about the true culture and history of Johannesburg. Traveling on foot means you'll be out from behind glassed-in bus windows to get to know the city intimately.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.30
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Johannesburg Experience

Johannesburg Experience

Johannesburg is the world's largest city not built on a coastline, or on a lake or river. That's why Joburg is also called the world's biggest 'dry port'. More than half of the cargo that arrives through the ports of Durban and Cape Town arrives at the container terminal at City Deep. Even though Johannesburg is well over 120 years old (founded on 4 October 1886 during the gold rush), it is still one of the youngest major cities in the world. There is only one other city on the continent that is bigger than Joburg, and that is the bustling metropolis of Cairo in Egypt. Johannesburg is the second biggest city on Africa.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.84
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5-Day NON-SHARED Private Wildlife Safari Tour Incl Johannesburg Cultural Tour

5-Day NON-SHARED Private Wildlife Safari Tour Incl Johannesburg Cultural Tour

This tour combines culture and wildlife. On the first day, you get to visit South Africa's most famous township - Soweto and travel along Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, a street on which the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners are – Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Choose an optional visit to the Mandela House as well as learn about the 1976 Soweto Uprising.The tour then proceeds to Kruger National Park full where you will get to see Africa's big 5.
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  • 5 days
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US$3,116.89
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Apartheid Museum & Johannesburg Tour

Apartheid Museum & Johannesburg Tour

This is what we call the best of South Africa in 5hrs. This tour will take back to the 18 century during the gold rush, this will be done by learning the history of gold and the birth of apartheid. you will also learn about the suffering of African people who became miners by force and how they were relocated to a dumping area which was later known as Soweto.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.66
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Johannesburg Scavenger Hunt: Golden Johannesburg

Johannesburg Scavenger Hunt: Golden Johannesburg

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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US$12.31
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Johannesburg & Soweto Tour

Johannesburg & Soweto Tour

Johannesburg is the world's largest city not built on a coastline, or on a lake or river. That's why Joburg is also called the world's biggest 'dry port'. More than half of the cargo that arrives through the ports of Durban and Cape Town arrives at the container terminal at City Deep. Even though Johannesburg is well over 120 years old (founded on 4 October 1886 during the gold rush), it is still one of the youngest major cities in the world. There is only one other city on the continent that is bigger than Joburg, and that is the bustling metropolis of Cairo in Egypt. Johannesburg is the second biggest city on Africa.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.30
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US$97.30
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Johannesburg Special Experience

Johannesburg Special Experience

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Johannesburg is the world's largest city not built on a coastline, or on a lake or river. That's why Joburg is also called the world's biggest 'dry port'. More than half of the cargo that arrives through the ports of Durban and Cape Town arrives at the container terminal at City Deep. Even though Johannesburg is well over 120 years old (founded on 4 October 1886 during the gold rush), it is still one of the youngest major cities in the world. There is only one other city on the continent that is bigger than Joburg, and that is the bustling metropolis of Cairo in Egypt. Johannesburg is the second biggest city on Africa.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.25
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Johannesburg and Soweto

Johannesburg and Soweto

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Get a deeper experience of Johannesburg than typically offered by sightseeing excursions on this comprehensive tour. See such historic sites as the prison where both Gandhi and Mandela were held, explore neighborhoods undergoing artist-led urban regeneration, and visit Mandela's former home in the Soweto township.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.99
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US$137.99
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Johannesburg City Tour

Johannesburg City Tour

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Spend a day learning about some of Johannesburg’s most interesting sites on this action-packed tour. You’ll save time booking your own transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed attractions, including the Constitutional Hill, Constitutional Court, the Old Fort Prison, and Mandela Bridge. The tour also gives you an insight into the local art scene, by visiting Maboneng Precinct.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117.62
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Johannesburg Half Day Small Group Tour

Johannesburg Half Day Small Group Tour

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With so much to do in Johannesburg, it can be hard for first-time visitors to know where to start exploring. This Johannesburg guided tour removes the guesswork by taking you to the city’s must-see sights such as Constitution Hill and the Nelson Mandela Bridge, all while pointing out restaurants, bars, and shopping centers that highlight the city’s booming urban culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.60
Price varies by group size
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US$50.60
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Johannesburg City Half Day Tour

Johannesburg City Half Day Tour

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Best of Johannesburg city exploration with Johannesburg city expert guide. That's the only best way to get to know the city of Johannesburg. Learn more about the early beginning of the city and the ever increasing mixed city' cultures by multi-nations still flocking in large numbers into the city. We also offer a mind refreshing moment in a city center most preferred coffee shop while at the same time one is indulging in a real city most charming atmosphere. This the world's city of gold to still sense.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.76
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US$56.76

JHB/Soweto Half Day - Airport/Hotel Escape with a Private Guide

JHB/Soweto Half Day - Airport/Hotel Escape with a Private Guide

If you have anything from a 3 - 5 hour stop over get a fascinating glimpse of Johannesburg and Soweto! Downtown Jozi is a sight to behold. Not the normal Inner City for very good reasons. A gritty city not a pretty city that started off as a rough gold mining camp in 1886. Experience the struggle to reclaim the city and turn it around. See the different styles of architecture from different decades side by side from Victorian to Edwardian Baroque to Italiante to Brutalist! From there we take a drive through Soweto, the largest and most important African township in South Africa. Set up as a migrant labour camp in the early 1900's it is now called home by 4 -5 million African people. Colourful, bustling and hustling is what its all about.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size
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US$120.00
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Johannesburg & Apartheid museum half day tour

Johannesburg & Apartheid museum half day tour

With us one get in touch and understand the importance of this city to many. About Apartheid museum we realized others need to do more than the city so we included the museum to accommodate this proposal.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.60
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US$74.60

Half-Day Johannesburg City Tour with Pickup

Half-Day Johannesburg City Tour with Pickup

Johannesburg also known as Jozi or Egoli , the largest city in south africa . The tour will include the pointing out the historical buildings in the old city centre . Viat top of africa (50th floor of Carlton centre-Africa's tallest building) , constitutional hill-South Africa largest court and Maboneng.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.56
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US$100.56

Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Johannesburg Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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Explore South Africa's most famous township on this full-day guided tour of Soweto from Johannesburg. Enjoy a personal experience of how vibrant and lively Soweto from your guide, who was born and raised in the township, as you visit landmarks like the Apartheid Museum, the Diepkloof area, and Carlton Centre.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.22
Price varies by group size
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US$82.22
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What are Carlton Centre hours of operation?
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Carlton Centre hours of operation: The Top of Africa: open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-2pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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