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Main Street near Krus Street | top of the 50-story Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We drew up next to a closed hotel and walked through a small mall - we had to go down an escalator to get the lift to the Top of Africa. Having been to many US cities and London it is surprising to hear that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Possible to reach the 51st floor of the building in a few seconds. Wonderful view on the whole city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vaniouschka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was abandoned, and the view was nothing much (because Jo’burg, just like Riyadh, is nothing much to look at). Go there only if you’re interested in how a great potential can be wasted.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Stefanek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the view is undoubtedly exceptional the place is literally falling apart with collapsed areas of ceiling all over, a hole in one of the windows, smashed up identifier plates and everything looking like they completed it in 1970 and never revisited it! Obviously used...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dnaray
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The neighborhood surrounding the Carlton centre is not welcoming at all: downtown Johannesburg looks sad. It seems as if no one bothered to invest in this city in the last decades, which is just depressing. The attraction is situated in the Carlton centre, which harbors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

no need to have a guide on this occasion, but go up and enjoy the view. The mall below is very ZA and a true african melting pot.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

building is not easy to find in the mall,manage to get to the top but built 1971 not touched since, not worth paying for a tour popped in on the way to Soweto as hired a man and a care for the day and you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Followed a guide but otherwise would not have found the way in. Quite rundown at the top with no maintenance (or people) with dirty windows, missing linoleum and photographic displays falling off the wall. Good place to see views of the city in each direction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JennyW218
Reviewed January 4, 2019

First you ride on a rickety elevator to ascend to a vacant floor surrounded by dirty windows that have been tarnished by peoples need to etch their names on the trims below them. Having been to many of these 360 viewing platforms - this was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

lots of potential but because of poor maintenance it feels as if i am paying to go onto someones balcony .

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 20, 2018|
Response from 424kent | Reviewed this property |
The Top of Africa. This is the tallest building in Africa.
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Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete
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