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Top of Africa

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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
331-6608
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average34%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“carlton centre” (38 reviews)
“birds eye view” (10 reviews)
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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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331-6608
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"carlton centre"
in 38 reviews
"tallest building"
in 14 reviews
"birds eye view"
in 10 reviews
"degree view"
in 7 reviews
"entire city"
in 5 reviews
"viewing area"
in 4 reviews
"pictures on the wall"
in 4 reviews
"your bearings"
in 5 reviews
"historical photos"
in 3 reviews
"observation deck"
in 6 reviews
"vantage point"
in 4 reviews
"ice rink"
in 4 reviews
"shopping centre"
in 9 reviews
"other attractions"
in 3 reviews
"johannesburg city"
in 5 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 5 reviews
"ticket office"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great view of the beautiful City of Gold, a must see to truly take in Johannesburg and get a feel for this intricate mult-cultural city.

Thank Warren T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Honestly and truly amazing The Ariel view of the city of Johannesburg is really breath taking I reckon you put this on your bucket list its a must see when you around in Johannesburg

Thank Mashudu M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

An interesting day spent at the Carlton Centre and surrounds, be prepared for a lot of walking, comfortable flat shoes is a must. We went to the tower to have a birds eye view of the surrounding areas and we were not disappointed. The elevator...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

You get a nice view of the city, but there's little info about what's you're seeing. The facility itself looks very dated. Worth going if getting an aerial view is important to you,

Thank Myrna G
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Being able to see Johannesburg and surrounds from the tallest building in Johannesburg should be a must for all visitors. Just a pity about parking and the surrounds.

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We visited the Top of Africa on our first day in Johannesburg and it was worth it despite the poor condition of the building. The views are wonderful and you can work out your bearings. You can have the added benefits of reading up on...More

Thank debsmillen66
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This tower block dates back to the 1970's and it shows. It is all very tatty. You will get good views out over the city of Jo'Burg but you will struggle to see through the dirty / damaged glass. On top of that the area...More

Thank StevieCCD
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This gives you a great view of the whole of Johannesburg on a clear day. Its really great to experience

Thank Stephanie V
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This attraction is nothing special really. i guess you do get a good view from the top but the building is pretty old and I was a little concerned about the condition of the elevator! If you don't do it, your not missing much.

Thank BonnyMark
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Amazing 50th flow view, you get to see all of Johannesburg and if you've experienced living in the city, mapping out the scene will still have a surprise or two. The glass wall means that if you're taking photos, you're doing it through thick glass...More

Thank Bezi P
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Hilda d
20 February 2018|
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Response from Ken T | Reviewed this property |
The Top of Africa. This is the tallest building in Africa.
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sphoki
7 February 2016|
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Response from Alf K | Reviewed this property |
Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete
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