Carlton Centre, Johannesburg

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Get a panoramic view of Johannesburg from Carlton Centre, a skyscraper with a closed observation deck on its top floor. Dubbed “the roof of Africa,” this 223 m (732 ft) tall, 50-story structure has been the tallest office building in Africa since 1973. Built over a large underground shopping mall, the building offers a mix of office and commercial space. The platform boasts 360-degree bird’s eye views of the city, with telescopes to enhance the experience. You can peruse the useful information boards posted on the observation deck, as well as checking out the photo exhibition. To visit Carlton Centre and other attractions in Johannesburg, use our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .
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  • Stopped as part of the tourist bus route. Escorted from the bus by a member of staff knowing that the next bus would be 1/2 hr away. The drop off was outside a fenced off , shut down hotel. Taken into...  more »
  • Left a review for the "Top of Africa". It is the tallest building in Africa, however, since it is only 50 stories high, probably a bit underwhelmed. We did it as part of the Hop On Hop Off bud tour. T...  more »
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  • There's only one thing to do at the Carlton Centre and that's Top of Africa. I would advise doing the Carlton Centre with the City Tours Red Bus. This will ensure you have a safe experience. There use to be a restaurant but it's closed now. Keep in mind that the building is mostly empty now but the point is to look out to Johannesburg.
  • A fascinating place indeed. One of the places to know when entering Johannesburg city is this centre. It attracts a major group of active population. This is to a safer environment almost 100% free crime.
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