App gives virtual tour of Robben Island

2015-04-23 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Google Maps yesterday released the first ever Street View imagery of Robben Island, as well as an audio-­visual tour hosted on Google Cultural Institute, five days ahead of South Africa’s Freedom Day.

The imagery and tour provides glimpses into the story of the Island and some of its famous prisoners.

The partnership hopes to involve and educate younger generations, especially, by using the Google app and new technology to infiltrate classrooms, and social spaces with educational matter.

As part of this project, Google Maps will also develop teaching notes on Robben Island for educators who will be using this interactive tour as an educational tool.

The app can be downloaded at

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