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Africa, Google Street View can be seen in parts of Botswana, [1 ] Uganda, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, the Canary Islands of Spain, and Egypt's landmarks. [2 ]
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 Priuses, taking photographs of locations in the cities of [3 ] 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.
On September 9, 2014, landmarks in
Egypt were added.
In 2016 the coverage of
Senegal and Ghana is planned.
Introductions by date [ edit ]
Monday, November 9, 2009
Islands of Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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
More locations in South Africa
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
More locations in South Africa
Lanzarote, Fuerteventura in Spain
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
La Gomera, El Hierro islands in Spain
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Botswana: Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Molepolole, Kasane, Serowe, Lobatse, Tlokweng, Ramotswa, Kanye, Selebi-Phikwe, Mahalapye, Bobonong, Thamaga, Letlhakane, Palapye
Tuesday, March 18, 2013
Tanzania: Uhuru Peak, Lava Tower, Moir hut, Arrow Glacier camp, Lemosho-clearings, Shira Camp, Gombe National Park
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Lesotho: Maseru, Roma, Mafeteng, Mohale's Hoek and other locations in Lesotho.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Swaziland: Mbabane, Manzini, Mhlume, Big Bend and other locations in Swaziland
Monday, April 21, 2014
Teyateyaneng, Butha-Buthe, Hlotse, Mokhotlong, Qacha's Nek and more locations in Lesotho.
More locations in:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Egypt: Landmarks including Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel, Saqqara, Monastery of Saint Mina, Citadel of Qaitbay and more
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Update and more locations in South Africa
Monday, April 20, 2015
Robben Island Museum, in South Africa [4 ]
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Locations in Madagascar including some streets of Antananarivo, Morondava, Ambanja, Tulear, Belo sur Mer more other landmarks and water views of Barren Isles, Nosy Komba, Sambirano River, Ambalahonko, Velondriake [5 ]
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Marania Farm and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Kenya
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Kampala, Entebbe and more locations in Uganda.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Parc Lalla Hasna in Marrakech, in Morocco
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Interior views of some aircraft in Air Namibia's fleet and apron views of Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, in Namibia, Catamaran Charters Check-in Point in [6 ] Walvis Bay, Namibia [7 ]
Parc Issil, in Morocco
Mystique Events, in Zimbabwe [8 ]
Areas included [ edit ]
Egypt including Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Citadel, Saqqara, Monastery of Saint Mina, Citadel of Qaitbay and more
Western half of the country:
Maseru and major roads.
Antananarivo, Morondava, Ambanja, Tulear, Belo sur Mer
Landmarks and water views of Barren Isles, Nosy Komba, Sambirano River, Ambalahonko, Velondriake, Avenue of the Baobabs, and the Sacred Forest
Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, parts of Marania Farm near Mount Kenya
Madeira geographically belongs to Africa according to geographical definitions (closest mainland). Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads are covered.
Azores have a location with little more unclear connection to a continent. Anyway, the islands of São Miguel Island and Terceira Island have good coverage.
[9 ] Some coverage
[10 ] Very limited coverage
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
Witbank, Middelburg, Nelspruit, Ermelo
Amersfoort, Secunda, Bethal, Badplaas, Balfour, Lydenburg, Malelane, Hectorspruit, Komatipoort, Machadodorp, Waterval-Boven, Hendrina, Barberton, Standerton, Volksrust
Vaalwater, Louis Trichardt, Musina, Thabazimbi, Thoyohandou, Tzaneen, Haenertsburg, Northam, Mookgopong, Modimolle, Bela-Bela, Roedtan, Settlers,
Bloemfontein, Welkom, Kroonstad, Sasolburg, Clarens, Vaalpark, Riebeekstad
Koppies, Viljoenskroon, Bultfontein, Dealesville, Deneysville, Oranjeville, Villiers, Memel, Harrismith, Kestell, Bethlehem, Paul Roux, Senekal, Virginia, Hennenman, Ventersburg, Wesselbron, Odendaalsrus, Smithfield
Rustenburg, Brits, Mooinooi
Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein
Potchefstroom, Mafikeng, Bloemhof, Christiana, Stilfontein, Ventersdorp, Derby, Wolmaranstad, Modderspruit, Phokeng, Swartruggens, Zeerust, ' Ottoshoop, Geysdorp, Delareyville, Sannieshof, Coligny
Durban, Newcastle, Pietermartizburg, Ladysmith, Vryheid, Chatsworth, Berea, Richard's Bay
Dundee, Paulpietersburg, Mooi River, Mpumalanga
Glencoe, Bergville, Winterton, Estcourt, Umlazi, KwaDukuza, Empangeni, Louwsburg
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
Douglas, Prieska, Strydenburg, Hopetown, Colesberg
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
Canary Islands do geographically belong to Africa according to geographical definitions (closest mainland). Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads are covered.
Most cities and roads.
Uhuru Peak and some nearby spots and Gombe national park
Uganda got views of most roads inside and around Entebbe and Kampala.
Future Coverage [ edit ]