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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Murat B Says:

It is the top of the tallest building in Africa. You can have view of Johennesbug city behind the dusty windows. It may be better during the night but surroundings will be much risky. Roof floor is...

MariusJacobs Says:

The Tallest building on the African continent as of the time of this review, delivers amazing views of Joburg! Comparable to other observation decks like the one in Auckland, NZ - and Tokyo Tower...

MJK_1976 Says:

If you've been to the top of the highest building in any city, this is no different. Its in an area where you have to watch your belongings and be careful of your surroundings when visiting. We...

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