The Kruger National Park is now on Google Street View – and it's just spectacular

By Kirstin Buick
15 March 2016

Fancy a spot of game-watching from the comfort of your desk?

Fancy a bit of game-spotting from the comfort of your desk?

An elephant family crosses on of the Kruger's dusty back roads. PHOTO: Google Street View An elephant family crosses on of the Kruger's dusty back roads. PHOTO: Google Street View

That's almost what it feels like when exploring Google Street Views' 360-degree views of the Kruger National Park.

Users are treated to snaps of elephants wallowing in watering holes, a regal rhino roaming the plains and even a shy leopard slinking across the road.

A windswept herd of buffalo. PHOTO: Google Street View A windswept herd of buffalo. PHOTO: Google Street View

The concept was launched by Google and SANParks to showcase the park's beauty  in the hope tourists will book trips to experience the real thing.

A lone leopard spotted on his travels across the park. PHOTO: Google Street View A lone leopard spotted on his travels across the park. PHOTO: Google Street View

The nature reserve wasn't the only local hotspot that got the Google treatment.

Read more: Leopard filmed licking, nudging baby impala

The "Mzansi Experience" also includes the beautiful sites of Table Mountain, Clifton Beach, Cape Point, and Kirstenbosch Gardens in the Western Cape, The Cradle of Humnakind in Gauteng and Durban's Golden Mile in KwaZulu Natal and Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape.

The view from the top of Table Mountain. PHOTO: Google Street View The view from the top of Table Mountain. PHOTO: Google Street View

Cape Town's famous Clifton Beach. PHOTO: Google Street View Cape Town's famous Clifton Beach. PHOTO: Google Street View

The Cradle of Humankind on the outskirts of Joburg. PHOTO: Google Street View The Cradle of Humankind on the outskirts of Joburg. PHOTO: Google Street View

Read more: Horrific video emerges of leopard attacking guide in Kruger Park

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