Launch of Google Street View for SANparks to boost tourism

by Jenna Deeley-SmithNovember 24, 2017

Google launched a large collection 360-degree images of South Africa’s most remote areas, including 170 trails of the country’s national parks and reserves.

The project, which was done in collaboration with Wesgro, Cape Town-based travel company Drive South Africa, Cape Nature and SANparks, saw the release of Google Street View of all South African National Parks.

Fourteen significant nature reserves in the Western Cape including the West Coast National Park in the Cape West Coast, Bontebok National Park in the Cape Overberg and the Anysberg Nature Reserve in the Cape Karoo, are also covered.

With a large part of tourists’ holiday’s now being planned online, this exciting new platform by Google will showcase the best of South Africa’s wilderness to a global audience and boost tourism in the Cape, said Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro in a statement.

“Google Street Views’ achievement of mapping much of the wilderness across South Africa will allow people from around the world to explore many of our beautiful country’s lesser known gems.


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