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Virtually the Top of Africa Virtual Cache

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Hidden : 01/11/2020
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Geocache Description:

The Carlton Centre is a 50 storey skyscraper and shopping centre located in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. At 223 metres (732 ft), it is the second tallest building in Africa after The Leonardo, and the tallest office building. The foundations are 5 m (16 ft) in diameter and extend 15 m (49 ft) down to the bedrock, 35 m (115 ft) below street level.
Excavations for the Carlton began in January 1967, and took two years to complete. Although occupation of the Centre began in 1971, construction was not finally completed until 1974. The building officially opened in 1973 at a total cost of over R88 million.
The 50th and topmost floor of the Carlton Centre was called the Carlton Panorama and is known colloquially as the "Top of Africa".

Make your way to The Top of Africa and take in the spectacular view of Johannesburg and the surrounding areas. You will be able to identify the City Hall and Rissik St. post office; the Markhams / Cuthberts intersection, and many other well-known landmarks.

To validate your find, please send an e-mail to the cache owner ( with the answer the following question:
1. Find the display titled Heroes of Satyagraha. Name the person who's photograph and biography appear on the bottom right of panel 3.
2. Take a photo of your entrance ticket and either e-mail it with your answer or post it as part of your log. I look forward to seeing your photos of the view in the log.

The ticket office is located near to the Standard Bank branch, on the top level ("-1") of the Carlton Centre Mall. Official opening hours vary depending on the source that you consult, but are at least 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat, and 9am to 2pm on Sun. The entry fee is R30 for all 8 y.o. to adult visitors (Jan 2020). There is no longer a restaurant at the top, but food and drinks are available in the mall.
Underground parking is accessible from Kruis St. (waypoint shown) or the south side of Main St. opposite the Carlton Hotel. The cost is R10 for the first hour.

Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

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