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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather wasn't very nice the day we were there. But anyway we had a great view over Johnannesburg and the surrounding. With the lift you are very fast on the 50th floor of the Carlton Tower. Top of Africa is a must on the to-do-list...More

Thank Arlette Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Top of Africa as it was part of the all in package on our day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. If I had to cross one thing off the list of what we saw on the tour, then this would definitely be...More

Thank Berniebobcat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The top floor of this building has a viewing gallery, which provides excellent 36degree view of the city of Johannesburg. Excellent view point.

Thank charoos
Reviewed 19 September 2018

not to be missed. see development and history of Johannesburg . Great Vlaue for money. Amazing Views .

Thank remarknow
Reviewed 11 September 2018

An observatory is a sense of pride in every country. For a tourist visiting from outside its an attraction that earns the city / establishment added revenue. But one has to manage the same with efficiency. One has to ensure that the same is clean,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

This stop was part of a day tour and helped us receive an overview of Johannesburg however it was not a highlight. The area is very tired and there is only one telescope. Doesn't take up much time so depends on your priorities.

Thank Ginger151219
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The Johannesburg skyline is not that interesting and when the windows are so dirty it is hard to see it is not really worth it. The 50th floor is derelict, the floor and ceiling is in dire need of repairs, the boards explaining the views...More

Thank peeteecruizer
Reviewed 2 July 2018

nice to see from the top beautiful top of Africa so good to feel the natural view from top .i would like to go back again the it makes me feel good and see the lake from top and town too

Thank julianeamses
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Top of Africa was dirty and falling apart. Doesn't look like it had been cleaned or kept up since the 90s. Windows were so dirty it was hard to see clearly so the views were obstructed

1  Thank Nick A
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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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20 February 2018|
Response from Ken T | Reviewed this property |
The Top of Africa. This is the tallest building in Africa.
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Response from Alf K | Reviewed this property |
Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete