Barely scraping it in by the skin of their teeth, Google has managed to get its Street View imagery operational for South Africa just in time for the World Cup. Yay! No more lost tourists.

They’ve also done a huge amount of work in the Google Earth platform to create 3D imagery of all the stadiums which looks quite beautiful:

Over and above the 27 towns and cities photographed, the cars and trikes also made over 40 ‘special collects’ of imagery at special locations.  Amongst others, these include:

  • For sports lovers:
    • Soccer City
    • Loftus
    • Moses Mabhida
    • Peter Mokaba
    • ABSA Durban
    • Mbombela
    • Wanderers
    • St Georges
    • Supersport Park
  • For outdoors lovers:
    • Cape peninsula
    • Natal Midlands
    • Kruger
    • Addo
    • Tsitsikamma
    • Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Midlands
    • Tsitsikamma
    • Wilderness
    • Harkerville Forest
    • Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
    • Blyde River Canyon
  • For city lovers:
    • Nelson Mandela Bridge
    • Vilakazi Street
    • Gandhi Square
    • Walter Sisulu Square
    • Newtown and Africa Museum
    • Adderley St and St George’s Cathedral
    • Beach Road, Cape Town
    • Company Gardens
    • Apartheid Museum
    • Turffontein Race Course
    • Settlers Park
  • For wine lovers:
    • Meerlust
    • Jordan Wines
    • Rustenberg
    • Klein Constantia
    • Bouchard Finlayson
    • Morgenster
    • De Wetshof
    • De Rust Estate
    • Warwick Wine Estate
    • Vilafonte Vineyards
    • Hamilton Russell
    • Fairview

Usually being African makes life a little less digital, but this time, thanks to Google, it’s good to feel like a 21st century citizen.
More at: Google Street View South Africa.