South Africa is well known for its 4x4 routes and rugged terrain, but many of the routes have entire sections that are not recognised by Google Street View because the terrain is too rough. To rectify this, tyre brand Dunlop’s Grandtrek Uncharted expedition set out again recently to map uncharted roads in and around some of the country’s most-visited gravel passes along the coast.
Originally launched in late 2020, the Grandtrek Uncharted expedition covered all nine provinces, as explorers Peter van Kets and Jacques Marais sought out uncharted roads that could be added to Google Street View using a special 360-degree camera.
More recently, Phase 2 of the expedition focused on KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape, mapping out Bosluiskloof Pass, Swartberg Pass, Gamkaskloof, oNgoye Forest, Gwahumbe, and Sani Pass.
The footage uploaded to the Google Street View platform, as well as the destinations visited, can be viewed here.