List of tallest structures in South Africa

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This is a list of tallest structures in South Africa.

Tallest Structures[edit]

Tallest structures in South Africa over 190 m (623 ft). Excludes all buildings and demolished or destroyed structures. There are currently 36 structures in this list.

Rank Type Name Pinnacle Height Floors Built City
1 Smoke stack SASOL III Synthetic Fuel Production Plant 301 m (988 ft) N/A 1979 Secunda
2 Smoke stack Duvha Power Station 300 m (984 ft) N/A 1980 Duvha
= Smoke Stack Komati Power Station 300 m (984 ft) N/A 1979 Komati
4 Smoke Stack Lethabo Power Station 275 m (902 ft) N/A 1988 Vereeniging
= Smoke Stack Tutuka Power Station 275 m (902 ft) N/A 1988 Standerton
= Smoke Stack Kendal Power Station 275 m (902 ft) N/A 1991 Kendal
= Smoke Stack Matla Power Station 275 m (902 ft) N/A 1984 Kriel
= Smoke stack Lethabo Power Station 275 m (902 ft) N/A 1985 Lethabo
9 Transmission Tower Hillbrow Tower 269 m (883 ft) 6 1971 Johannesburg
10 Mast Mpumalanga TV Mast 265 m (870 ft) N/A Bethal
= Mast Piet Retief TV Mast 265 m (870 ft) N/A Piet Retief
= Mast Theunissen TV Mast 265 m (870 ft) N/A Virginia
= Mast Schweizer-Reineke TV Mast 265 m (870 ft) N/A Schweizer-Reineke
13 Mast Hartbeesfontein TV Mast 265 m (870 ft) N/A Klerksdorp
13 Mast Zeerust TV Mast 264 m (865 ft) N/A Zeerust
14 Smoke stack Majuba Power Station 250 m (820 ft) N/A 2000 Volksrust
= Smoke stack Matimba Power Station 250 m (820 ft) N/A 1990 Ellisras
16 Mast Alverstone Radio Mast 247 m (810 ft) N/A Durban
17 Mast Middelburg TV Mast 244 m (800 ft) N/A Middelburg
= Mast Prieska TV Mast 244 m (800 ft) N/A Prieska
= Mast Upington TV Mast 244 m (800 ft) N/A Upington
= Mast Carnarvon TV Mast 244 m (800 ft) N/A Carnarvon
20 Mast Douglas TV Mast 242 m (795 ft) N/A Daniëlskuil
20 Mast Kuruman Hills TV Mast 241 m (790 ft) N/A Douglas
= Mast Springbok TV Mast 241 m (790 ft) N/A Springbok
21 Transmission Tower Sentech Tower 237 m (784 ft) 3 1962 Johannesburg
22 Mast Petrus Steyn TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Heilbron
= Mast Boesmanskop TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Zastron
= Mast Mthatha TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Umtata
= Mast Senekal TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Senekal
= Mast Kimberley TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Kimberley
= Mast Butterworth TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Butterworth
= Mast Kroonstad TV Mast 235 m (770 ft) N/A Kroonstad
27 Mast Jan Kempdorp TV Mast 233 m (765 ft) N/A Jan Kempdorp
28 Mast Carolina TV Mast 213.5 m (700 ft) N/A Barberton
= Mast Matatiele TV Mast 213.5 m (700 ft) N/A Kokstad
= Mast Garies TV Mast 213.5 m (700 ft) N/A Garies
= Mast Calvinia TV Mast 213.5 m (700 ft) N/A Calvinia
= Smoke stack Matla Power Station 213.5 m (700 ft) N/A 1979 Kriel
33 Mast Bloemfontein TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Bloemfontein
= Mast Port Shepstone TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Port Shepstone
= Mast Suurberg TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Renosterfontein
= Mast Port Elisabeth TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Port Elisabeth
= Mast De Aar TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A De Aar
= Mast East London TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A East London
= Mast Beaufort West TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Beaufort West
= Mast Grahamstown TV Mast 204 m (670 ft) N/A Grahamstown
36 Transmission Tower Lukasrand Tower 198 m (650 ft) 8 1978 Pretoria

Tallest Destroyed or Demolished Structures[edit]

This lists structure that were over 100 m (328 ft) tall and were destroyed or demolished.

Name Type City Height Floors
Matla Power Station Chimney Kriel 276 m (906 ft) N/A

Timeline of tallest structures in South Africa[edit]

Timeline of tallest structures over 100 m (330 ft). Includes all structures. Excludes all demolished or destroyed structures.

Name Type City Years as tallest Meters Feet Floors Photo
SASOL III Synthetic Fuel Production Plant Smoke Stack Secunda 1979–Present 301 988 N/A Secundasasolchimney.jpg
Hillbrow Tower Transmission Tower Johannesburg 1971–1979 269 883 6 Hillbrow Tower (4612443934).jpg
Sentech Tower Transmission Tower Johannesburg 1962–1971 237 784 3 South Africa-Johannesburg-Brixton Sentech Tower001.jpg

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