Since 1973 the Carlton Centre has been the tallest skyscraper on the continent. At 223 metres, it deserves to be known as the Top of Africa. The building houses both offices and shops, and has over 46% of its floor area below ground level. The Carlton Centre was designed by the American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and cost over R88 million to build. Head to the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view of the City of Gold.

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The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper with an observation deck, providing panoramic views from the 50th floor – which is known as the Top of Africa.


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wendy g Says:

This is a place I always take any international friends visiting from another country. Its affordable and has a brilliant 360 view of the whole of Joburg and the surrounds. It can be done within just...

Anne-Marie W Says:

We visited the tower to enjoy a nice Top View of Johannesburg. It needs a little search to find the Ticket booth in the center, but just ask one of the guards. The friendly staff in the booth offered...

RBR-66 Says:

Highest riser building in Africa. Offers nice views over the city. It's a pity the windows are dirty. Nothing else going on, only some dated information panels. Entry is difficult to find inside the...

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