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Top of Africa

Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
331-6608
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average37%
  • 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
"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
"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped as part of our tour. It is an old, dirty building, downtown Johannesburg that needs a lot of updating and maintenance 0 thankfully the elevators worked. View was OK but the bad air makes the view hazy.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Views of Johannesberg in all directions. There are some panels telling you what the sights are, but more could be done to highlight points of interest. Good to visit if you are in the CBD, area appeared safe to me.

Thank davet65
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is dilapidated, everything is broken and dirty. The view from the top really is not worth the entrance fee - maybe they should consider cleaning the windows ?! A waste of time.

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Its so sad that the local government let this beauty go to waste. The restaurant is closed the guides tell fables to blow their own horns twisting history at their own tall tales

Thank Jess D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018

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

3  Thank Megan R
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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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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
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Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete
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