Go on an African Safari with Google Street View

Google Street View continues to expand its coverage of remote parts of the world. After taking us to places like Machu Picchu, the Khumbu Valley in Nepal, and the summit of Mont Blanc, the online exploration tool is now taking us to South Africa on a virtual safari.

The Google Street View Mzansi Experience takes us into the wilds of South Africa, where you can spot elephants, leopards, rhinos, and other creatures. It also gives us a look at the landscapes where those creatures live, and while it is no substitute for a real safari, it does make for a nice escape when you’re stuck at the keyboard for an extended period of time.

The high-tech tour of South Africa doesn’t end in the backcountry either. Google also takes us to the legendary Cape of Good Hope, the Golden Mile in Durban, and the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, amongst other iconic and beautiful places across the country.

It’s hard not to be impressed with Google Street View’s growing library of amazing destinations. What started out as technology designed to enhance Google Maps, has grown into its own stand alone product that is fantastic in its own right. Visiting these places virtually will never be as great as actually going there in person, but it is a fun way to explore parts of the world that might not b as accessible otherwise. Why not go on a little virtual adventure of your own today. Visit the Google Street View website by clicking here.

Kraig Becker