Google Street View takes you on a South African safari

Google's Mzansi Experience lets you see the wildlife without taking an expensive trip.

So you've wanted to see African wildlife in its native habitat, but the prospect of booking such an expensive trip makes your bank account weep. What to do? Google can help. It just introduced the Mzansi Experience, a virtual visit to South Africa that uses Street View to give you a sense of the country's grandiose landscape. On top of seeing elephants, leopards and other fauna, it'll take you to everything from Cape Town's Table Mountain through to Durban's Golden Mile. While this still won't be as awe-inspiring as a real safari, it'll require much less effort... and it might even inspire you to go when your finances allow.