South Africa is one of those places that is probably in the bucket list of most people, particularly the more adventurous ones. However, it may seem like a world away because of the distance and sometimes, accessibility. But thanks to Google’s technology and the power of Google Maps, you will now be able to virtually experience the beauty of of this country through the Mzansi Experience, which may encourage you to visit South Africa at least once in your lifetime.

There is so much to see in this virtual experience, and like the country itself, there is something for everyone. If you are fascinated with the wildlife that you will never see in your own backyard, the Kruger National Park is now yours for the touring on Google Maps. You’ll be able to see rhinoceros, elephants, buffalos, or maybe even the elusive leopard, all in their natural environment.

If it’s mountain-climbing you’re looking for, you can climb the Table Mountain or go on a hike at the Jonkershoek National Reserve. It may not be that well known for its beaches, but South Africa is also home to some pretty cool ones. Surfers can head to Sandy Bay, the more adventure types can go parasailing at Sunset Beach, while if you just want to gaze and walk, you can take your pick of Clifton Beach or Durban’s Golden Mile.

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Google Maps is offering this whole Mzansi Experience not as a replacement for the real thing, but rather as a preview of what you will see when you actually go to these places. But if you won’t be able to go for one reason or another, then this is the next best thing.

SOURCE: Google