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Google Street View Pafuri Experience

Posted on Mon November 6, 2017 in RETURN News.

The Discover South Africa Team, in partnership with Google Street View, visited Pafuri Camp in the north of the Kruger National Park earlier this year to walk some iconic areas in the Pafuri region. The aim of their visit was to walk with Gary, the 22kg 360-degree camera, in order to capture a few of our amazing walking trails in the wild.

Some of the Pafuri Camp staff assisted in capturing the “street view” of the un-trekked Pafuri area. Wendy was one of more than 200 South African volunteers from across the country that helped to map out South Africa’s wilderness landscapes that include SANPArks, CapeNature and KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife.

Wendy Carrying Gary the CameraImage of Wendy carrying Gary the camera

The project forms part of Google’s Street View Camera Loan Program, which encourages anyone to apply to borrow the 360-degree camera technology and help map the planet.

"Pafuri - The Kruger's Hidden Gem..."

The team of volunteers was coordinated by loan program partner Drive South Africa. Andre Van Kets, outdoor enthusiast and founder of the Cape Town based travel company, saw the potential in this technology to showcase South Africa to travelers around the globe, when applying to the program.

Google Street View Video

Now guests can experience walking through Lanner Gorge and the iconic Fever Tree Forest with Google’s Street View before they even get there.

Why don’t you take a sneak peak.

Image of Lanner Gorge

Street view of Lanner Gorge

Click here to see the website showcasing Lanner Gorge and the Fever Tree Forest. Please note that this link works best in Google Chrome.