Only realised today that Google Street View is now available in South Africa. Is interesting and fun to be able to stand in my street and zoom, pan and rotate around (Guess I could just go outside and do that but where’s the fun in that?).
After months of taking photographs, Google Street View is live for South Africa.
After launching the vehicles in September, Google has made available 27 cities and towns in its Street View program, allowing users to view street-level views in the internet giant’s mapping site
Google has setup a page where you can view the soccer stadiums of South Africa and other landmarks on it’s Street View Gallery.
Some other SA places worth exploring:
Long Street is one of the oldest streets in Cape Town with a length of 3.8 kilometres. In the olden days, it was really the longest street in the town centre, reaching from the harbour up to Tamboerskloof.
Known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’, Sandton continues to reign as the most important financial and business district in South Africa.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden stretches along the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. More than 6000 plant species can be found in an area of 530 ha. A web of hiking trails provides wonderful scenic walks through the indigenous Fynbos vegetation.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route, synonymous with a variety of high-quality, award-winning red and white wines, was established in April 1971 by the late Neil Joubert of Spier, Frans Malan of Simonsig and Spatz Sperling of Delheim. The Wine Route comprises 44 cellars which produce between them a large variety of red and white wines.
Vilakazi is the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners – former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu – and as such holds a special place in South African history.