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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Trina H Says:

Went on a Friday where there were no shops open and the sad thing was the way to the TOA is really sketchy, maybe because of the lights since they were so dim. I forgot the price for adults but it...

AlyE0608 Says:

We went here as part of a half day Joburg tour. The views at the top are very nice; however, the 50th floor itself looks abandoned. All of the shops that were at the top are closed permanently and...

Tos69 Says:

We went up the top of Carlton Centre as part of the Red bus tour. A guide from the bus company accompanies groups to the top and then back to the bus stop. So it is safe to do. The last time we...

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