One of the main attractions and things to see in Johannesburg, is definitely the Carlton Center skyscraper. With its 50 floors it is the ideal place to see one of the most important cities of the world from above South Africa.
During the visit you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of gold. The top floor of the building, named as Top of Africa, is a 360-degree observatory of the dense urban landscape. From here the view reaches beyond the urban center, to the countryside and savannahs that surround the city.
Construction of the Carlton Center began in 1967 and was finished in 1974. When it was completed with his 223 meters high it was the tallest skyscraper in the southern hemisphere. Then it was overtaken by other impressive buildings on other continents, while it remains today the tallest skyscraper in Africa. As well as one of the main attractions of Johannesburg.
Initially the Carlton Center complex was the home of the Carlton Hotel, a 5-story 30-star hotel. In 1999 the Carlton Center building was purchased by the state-owned Transnet transport company.
Now the building on the lower floors houses a shopping center while the offices are located on the upper floors. From the main entrance you can access the lift that leads on the 50th floor where is located l’osservatorio Top of Africa.
Cost of admission to the Top of Africa
The cost to access the platform at the 50th is quite cheap, less than one euro even for adults.
The ticket price for adults is R15 (0,90 euros)
The ticket price for children (under 10 years old) is R10 (0,60 euros)
Top of Africa opening hours
in weekdays 9 pm: 00 18 at: 00
Il Saturday 9 pm: 00 17 at: 00
La Sunday 9 pm: 00 14 at: 00