The South Africa Tourism department announced its partnership with Google Arts & Culture for the launch of “South Africa: An Explorer’s Paradise”, an online exhibition for everyone to admire the beauty of the country that hosts Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The Explorer’s Paradise is a collection of 500 images and videos, 55 Street Views and 20 exhibits, and according to the South Africa Tourism department, “this is the first phase in a long-term collaboration to celebrate South Africa’s diverse people, its rich cultural heritage and its breathtaking landscapes”.
Google South Africa country director, Alistair Mokoena, stated that “in 2019 more than 10 million people visited. In 2020, on average, arrivals were substantially lower – October 2020 saw 91% fewer arrivals than October 2019, for example. We wanted to promote South Africa’s heritage and destinations in a way that hasn’t been done before to tempt them to visit in person as soon as they can”.