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“Excellent views which give you a perfect perspective on Joh'burg”
Review of Top of Africa

Top of Africa
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$114.01*
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Johannesburg City Tour Combined with Maboneng
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$73.18*
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Taking a trip up the tower is very worthwhile if you want a good overview of the layout of the city and its lovely surrounds. We had a very clear day and the views stretched out for miles. There were several bulletin boards which showed you what you were looking at, however we visited with a tour guide and got an excellent review of the city. Not expensive and worth the trip.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Went on a family trip to see the top of Africa. The ride up was scary as the lift was exceptionally ancient and felt like it were to break any minute. When we got up stairs, excitement arose as we stepped up towards the windows. The most incredible view of Johannesburg! Looking back at where you are standing you realize that you are standing in a place of ruin which desperately needs an upgrade. Floors, pictures mounted on walls, restaurant.... Its all very old fashioned and leaves much to be desired.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

So high up - I think you can see Pretoria. For a wonderful view, this is the place to go.. The lift flies up 50 floors in a blink of an eye...

Thank Adrian2908
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Tallest building in the City gives you some great views but not a great deal of specific interest. With the exception of consitution hill Joburg centre deos not offer a great deal in my opinion.

Thank simonbaldwin
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Every time friends and family arrive from overseas, first thing we do is go up to the top of the Carlton building , it has a great 360 view of Johannesburg that allows for a quick visual explanation of the city and its history. Its especially great for when people are just passing by the city for a day or a few hours. Park under the old ice rink and go under the road to the adjacent building.

Thank AJHB82
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