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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rochelle3103 Says:

We took our high school tour group to the Top of Africa and they thoroughly enjoyed it. A very fast lift to the top and then breathtaking 360 degrees, view of Johannesburg. I think an hour is about...

Terence C Says:

The Carlton Centre stands pretty central in Jo'burg in an area which does require care and attention when visiting. We got off the red tour bus at the centre and were escorted to the entrance to the...

MumbaiRiders Says:

In Johannesburg did the "Red Tour Hop-On-Hop-Of" bus tour and alighted the bus along with a few other bus tourists at "Stop No 2 Carlton Centre".We were met by our bus guide and directed towards...

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