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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

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

Thank remarknow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 14 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

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Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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
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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Hildad339
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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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Response from Alf K | Reviewed this property |
Materials - glass - steel - granite - concrete
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