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Press Review, Tourism

11. April 2016

Google Maps Launches "The Mzansi Experience"

Google Maps has launched its Mzansi Experience: Discover South Africa for people across the world to discover the wonders of the country.

"A virtual trip to South Africa awaits you in Google Maps," wrote Sven Tresp, street view special collections programme manager on the Google Africa blog.

He said the country was well 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," Tresp wrote.

"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, which often remains elusive to tourists and locals alike."

South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, attended the launch in Cape Town on 8 March.

Tresp wrote that South Africa was a must for people who loved the beach. "With Street View, you can watch the waves break at Sandy Beach, gaze at the clear blue sky and water at Clifton Beach, go parasailing at Sunset Beach or just take a long walk along Durban's Golden Mile."

He hoped that visiting the country through Google Maps would inspire a deeper appreciation for the country, the wildlife and Africa's beauty.

–  Source: www.mediaclubsouthafrica.com

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