Google Street View in Africa

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Presently, in Africa, Google Street View can be seen in parts of Botswana,[1] South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and the Canary Islands of Spain.

Background[edit]

On September 1, 2009, Google announced that it started collecting images in South Africa for Google Maps Street View. Google is currently driving around South Africa in Toyota Prius, taking photographs of locations in the cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London. Google Trikes are also being used for the first time to map popular tourist destinations, such as the scenic Chapman's Peak Drive and Table Mountain in Cape Town, Soccer City in Johannesburg, and the new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Images of South Africa were made available on Google Street View on June 8, 2010.

On December 8, 2010, more locations in South Africa were added. These were mostly rural and main roads, as well as a much larger coverage of the Limpopo province. After the update, the borders of South Africa's neighboring countries could be reached.

Introductions by date[edit]

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 South Africa South Africa: Johannesburg, Soweto, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Randfontein, Kempton Park, Benoni, Vosloorus, Katlehong, Centurion, Pretoria, Bronkhorstspruit, Midrand, Middelburg, Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg, Heidelberg, Kroonstad, Welkom, Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg, Mbombela, Ermelo, Pinetown, Kingsburgh, Mdantsane, King William's Town, Port Alfred, Grahamstown, Cape Town, Kuils River, Mitchells Plain, Fish Hoek, Somerset West, Durbanville, Kraaifontein, Stellenbosch, Melkbosstrand, Kleinmond, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Rustenburg, Johannesburg Zoo, Apartheid Museum, Boulders Beach, Company's Gardens, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, World Cup 2010 Venues
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 South Africa More locations in South Africa
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 South Africa More locations in South Africa
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Botswana Botswana: Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Molepolole, Kasane, Serowe, Lobatse, Tlokweng, Ramotswa, Kanye, Selebi-Phikwe, Mahalapye, Bobonong, Thamaga, Letlhakane, Palapye
Tuesday, March 18, 2013 Tanzania Tanzania:Uhuru Peak, Lava Tower, Moir hut, Arrow Glacier camp, Lemosho-clearings, Shira Camp
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Lesotho Lesotho: Maseru, Roma, Mafeteng, Mohale's Hoek and other locations in Lesotho
Friday, September 20, 2013 Swaziland Swaziland: Mbabane, Manzini, Mhlume, Big Bend and other locations in Swaziland

Areas included[edit]

 Botswana[edit]

District Most coverage[2] Some coverage[3] Very limited coverage[4]
Central Letlhakane, Palapye Bobonong, Mahalapye, Selibe Phikwe, Serowe
Kweneng Gabane Molepolole, Thamaga
North-East Francistown
North-West Maun
Southern Jwaneng, Kanye
South-East Gaborone, Ramotswa, Tlokweng Lobatse

 Lesotho[edit]

Western half of the country: Maseru and major roads.

 South Africa[edit]

Province Most coverage[2] Some coverage[3] Very limited coverage[4]
Gauteng Johannesburg, Dainfern, Pretoria, Benoni, Germiston, Krugersdorp, Kempton Park, Nigel, Springs, Centurion, Bronkhorstspruit, Carletonville, Westonaria, Hillshaven, Lenasia, Heidelberg, Roodepoort, Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Laudium Chartwell, Soweto, Vosloorus Drie Ziek, Kagiso, Katlehong, Hammanskraal
Mpumalanga Witbank, Middelburg, Nelspruit, Ermelo Embalenhle Amersfoort, Secunda, Bethal, Badplaas, Balfour, Lydenburg, Malelane, Hectorspruit, Komatipoort, Machadodorp, Waterval-Boven, Hendrina, Barberton, Standerton, Volksrust
Limpopo Polokwane Vaalwater, Louis Trichardt, Musina, Thabazimbi, Thoyohandou, Tzaneen, Haenertsburg, Northam, Mookgopong, Modimolle, Bela-Bela, Roedtan, Settlers,
Free State Bloemfontein, Welkom, Kroonstad, Sasolburg, Clarens, Vaalpark, Riebeekstad Thabong, Mangaung Koppies, Viljoenskroon, Bultfontein, Dealesville, Deneysville, Oranjeville, Villiers, Memel, Harrismith, Kestell, Bethlehem, Paul Roux, Senekal, Virginia, Hennenman, Ventersburg, Wesselbron, Odendaalsrus, Smithfield
North-West Rustenburg, Brits, Mooinooi Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein Potchefstroom, Mafikeng, Bloemhof, Christiana, Stilfontein, Ventersdorp, Derby, Wolmaranstad, Modderspruit, Phokeng, Swartruggens, Zeerust, 'Ottoshoop, Geysdorp, Delareyville, Sannieshof, Coligny
KwaZulu-Natal Durban, Newcastle, Pietermartizburg, Ladysmith, Vryheid, Chatsworth, Berea, Richard's Bay Dundee, Paulpietersburg, Mooi River, Mpumalanga Glencoe, Bergville, Winterton, Estcourt, Umlazi, KwaDukuza, Empangeni, Louwsburg
Western Cape Cape Town, Mitchell's Plain, Blue Downs, Heidelberg, Simon's Town, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Strand, Grabouw, Stellenbosch, Nature's Valley, Somerset-West, Worcester Khayalitsha, Dennekruin, Paarl, Sedgefield, Laingsburg, Prince Albert Road, Beaufort West, Hermanus, George, Kwanokuthula
Northern Cape Kimberley Douglas, Prieska, Strydenburg, Hopetown, Colesberg
Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth, East London, Grahamstown, Queenstown, Stutterheim, Aliwal North, Mdantsane, King William's Town, Bhisho, Middelburg, Cradock, Adelaide, Fort Beaufort, Alice, Lady Grey, Middeldrift Elliot, Ugie, KwaNonzame, Midros, Rosmead, Lingelihle, Michausdal, Bedford, Mpolweni Steynsburg

 Spain[edit]

The Canary Islands do geographically belong to Africa according to geographical definitions.

Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads are covered.

 Swaziland[edit]

Most cities and roads.

 Tanzania[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Street View comes to beautiful Botswana". google-africa.blogspot.com. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Settlement has most or all roads mapped
  3. ^ a b Settlement has many roads covered, but some areas still missing
  4. ^ a b Settlement has only a few roads mapped, for example only the main street