Apparently “in the coming weeks Google will begin driving around South Africa and taking photographs of locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.”
The news was barely out the door when twitter started going wild. I also got an sms from a friend traveling along the N3 near Pretoria to say that he had just past a White streetview car traveling South towards Durban. After unhitching his tralor next to the highway he turned around and gave chase trying to snap a picture of the car in action. 130km later and he could not catch them, Obviously the streetview car was traveling alot faster than my friend and sadly no pictures are forthcoming. Better luck next time John
Luckily a few pictures of the new South African Google Prius Streetview car have already made there way onto the net and it’s going to be interesting to see how South Africans feel about the streetview car driving their streets in the next few weeks. I personally can’t wait to have localized streetview images on my mobile device.
Welcome to South Africa Google Street View, looking forward to seeing you in my part of the world soon.