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From Kruger to Table Mountain: see South Africa’s main attractions on Google Street View

Undecided on whether to plan a trip to South Africa? A new Google Street View project will give armchair travellers as chance to stroll through the country’s most beautiful spots before making a decision.

The view from Lion's Head as seen from Google Streetview.
The view from Lion’s Head as seen from Google Streetview. Image by Google Streetview

The “Mzansi experience” is a virtual trip through South Africa, showing off famous sites like Kruger National Park and the animals it is famous for, the view from the top of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and much more.

Clifton Beach as seen from Google Streetview.
Clifton Beach as seen from Google Streetview. Image by Google Streetview

South Africa’s sights are the latest to be added to the internet giant’s roster of online tours. Google Street View already features a trip up Mount Everest, Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan in the US, and Norway’s Pulpit Rock.

The view of an elephant in Kruger Park as seen from Google Streetview.
The view of an elephant in Kruger Park as seen from Google Streetview. Image by Google Streetview

Google has also created tours inside an opulent hotel in Dubai, inside of Buckingham Palace and more.

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