With a second wave of coronavirus sweeping the country, South Africans have been advised to avoid travelling and preferably stay at home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy top attractions – all you need to do is head online and enjoy a virtual tour, hike or safari.
Here are a few streaming channels that will take you outdoors on a virtual adventure while you are stuck inside.
1. Take a Virtual Trip Around the World
Fancy diving the Blue Holes of Palau or flying over the Sahara Desert in Chad? Now you can go to places you once only dreamed of on virtual-reality trips created by multi-award-winning Russian-based content creators Airpano.
The company has travelled to more than 400 countries and created the most spectacular, high-quality 360-degree aerial and underwater trips and tours for streamers to enjoy. Every Wednesday they publish a new video on their website and social media accounts, and these are nothing less than mind-blowing.
They also capture cities, shopping malls and museums, so for the global traveller who is stuck at home, or nomads dreaming of travelling to exotic places around the world, this is the answer.
2. Bring the Big Five into your Living Room on a Virtual Safari
Join South African company WildEarth on a game drive with professional, knowledgeable rangers who take you into the wild. WildEarth has been running these award-winning, unscripted game drives for several years and goes out on safari twice a day in three game drive vehicles.
You can send questions to the guides so they can answer out in the field in real time.
3. Visit Robben Island Without getting on a Boat