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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  • Situated in a lively area of Johannesburg, which not has been gentrified yet, you have to ask and find your way thru the shopping mall to the elevator taking you to "Top of Afrika". Up there you find....  more »
  • A beautiful all directional view of Johannesburg from Top of Africa was a lovely experience . Price of per person entry was 40 Rand which I think worth for maintenance purpose as separate lift has...  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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