Annnd we’re back for the second instalment of #seeyourcity. This week I’ll be looking at the Carlton Centre, the next stop on the City Sightseeing bus.
Within view of Gandhi Square is the Catlton Centre. Coming in at 223m it is the tallest building in Africa…which makes it the perfect location to view the entire of Joburg and surrounds.
The Top of Africa is possibly one of my favourite attractions on the tour because it allows you to take in the sheer size of Johannesburg. Standing at the top of the Carlton with the city sprawling beneath it’s easy to imagine why there are so many different types of people and industries in one city.
Looking towards the South of Johannesburg you will be greeted by a few remaining mine dumps and a view into hundreds of scrap yards and warehouses. Whereas looking to the East, Hillbrow and its inhabitants bustle about like ants between the high rise residential buildings. The view from the West side of the Carlton again offers beautiful city views and a birdseye of the square.
Looking towards the North of Johannesburg you will be greeted with a magnificent view of Ponte tower and learn just why Johannesburg is the largest man-made forest as thousands of trees fill your view as far as the eye can see.
Entrance to the Top of Africa is R15 for adults and R10 for children and is not included in the price of your City Sightseeing ticket.
Tip: The viewing deck has a few scopes to look through. Use them to locate the various rooftop gardens in the city.
The Carlton Centre itself has a number of fast-food restaurants to pick up a snack from but more excitingly it has a wide array of quirky shops as well as a few bigger brands. Although on the weekends the centre get’s extremely busy it’s well worth your time to explore the shops for some bargain buys you definitely wont find anywhere else in the city.
Do you have any tips on what to see and where to go at the Carlton Centre, or do you have any awesome #SeeYourCity experiences, share them with us!