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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willmY8915SD Says:

We struggled to find the entrance as it is on level minus one of the shopping centre and not clearly marked. The price was double what we expected but still cheap. There was no queue so we were...

GMH153 Says:

We drew up next to a closed hotel and walked through a small mall - we had to go down an escalator to get the lift to the Top of Africa. Having been to many US cities and London it is surprising to...

Vaniouschka Says:

Possible to reach the 51st floor of the building in a few seconds. Wonderful view on the whole city.

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