Sitting at the southernmost tip of Africa, nestled between the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans ... to many, South Africa feels a world away for both Africans and international travellers. From today, you don’t need to let hours of plane travel or miles of ocean stand in the way of the “Mzansi experience:” a virtual trip to South Africa awaits you in Google Maps.South Africa is known for its unique array of wildlife. Visiting Kruger National Park in Google Maps, you can see some of its majestic creatures as if you were there in real life. Catch a glimpse of a rhinoceros grazing the plains, an elephant enjoying a grassy snack, and a herd of buffalo charging against the wind. You may even spot a leopard, who often remain elusive to tourists and locals alike.
This South African Street View tour is just a taste of these vast plains. We hope that visiting South Africa with Google Maps (available on iOS and Android) will inspire a deeper appreciation for the country, its wildlife and show the beauty of the African continent. Whether you continue your journey in Google Maps or in person, we invite you to enjoy the views and landscapes of the Rainbow Nation.