Carlton Centre is a skyscraper located in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The skyscraper stands at a height of 223 metres, it was designed by American architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is owned by Transnet. The building features prominently in the city's skyline, it is mainly used for offices but does have a shopping complex on its lower floors. The 50th and final floor of the skyscraper has become known as the ‘Top of Africa’ as it is one of the highest places in the whole of Africa and is an observation deck that offers wonderful views out over the city and beyond.
The skyscraper is situated in the city centre. It is a 5-10 minute walk away from the central train station. The C1, C3 and T1 buses all stop at the skyscraper.
Opening Times and Admission
The Carlton Centre is open to the public seven days a week, mainly 9am-6pm except for Sundays when it closes earlier at 2 pm. Admission to the observation deck is set at 15ZAR.