• The big picture

    The big picture

    Visitors to South Africa can now enjoy a sneak online peek of many of the country’s national parks and reserves, thanks to the launch of Google’s Street View mapping, which is an extension on the company’s existing imagery platform.

    The project – which comprises a large collection of 360-degree images of South Africa’s more remote areas, including 170 trails in national parks and reserves – is a collaborative product of Wesgro, Cape Town-based travel company Drive South Africa, Cape Nature and SANparks. It aims to showcase some of the country’s top wilderness attractions and boost tourism.

    According to a Fin24 report, 14 significant nature reserves in the Western Cape province are also covered via the imagery. These include the West Coast National Park, the Bontebok National Park and the Anysberg Nature Reserve.

    21 November 2017
    Image: Daniel Perez