Google launched its Street View service in South Africa in June 2010, and since then has added various heritage sites and Cape wineries to the Street View image bank.
In the latest development, Google announced that it has made substantial additions to Street View for Limpopo, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, North West, and Mpumalanga provinces.
The southernmost tip of Africa is also now part of Street View, with the inclusion of Cape Agulhas, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.
Among many other new additions, users who are more interested in urban centres can explore Polokwane, the capital of Limpopo Province; Mokopane, one of South Africa’s richest agricultural areas; Mthatha, not far from Mr. Mandela’s home village; or Harrismith, a wool producing district that is also home to the largest truck stop in the Southern Hemisphere.
“We are delighted to be adding a host of new South African imagery to Google Street View, both rural and urban,” said Julie Taylor, Communications Manager for Google Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Whether you want to visit the edge of the Kalahari desert or coastal Margate, drive through the Karoo, or just check out parking options in Polokwane, Street View has something for everyone.”