Experience Cape Town in virtual reality
Cape Town is using headsets that enable visitors to experience Table Mountain and other wonders in virtual reality mode
In the run-up to what used to be the Argus cycle tour, a buzzing little market sprang up under Cape Town Stadium in Green Point last weekend: "The Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo".Between the lycra gear and the cycle tech, the stand of Cape Town Tourism featured two additions to its marketing arsenal. One is Thando (3), the city’s third mobile "tourism info centre", equipped to show and sell the city from anywhere in SA. The other addition takes the form of three new virtual reality (VR) headsets, ready to transport their wearers to the top of Table Mountain or the lawns of the Kirstenbosch botanical garden.It is the first time Love Cape Town (aka Cape Town Tourism) has used VR in this way, according to CEO Enver Duminy. He says it was a "no-brainer" when the organisation started to ask how it could get someone who has never been to a destination to "experience" it in a realistic way.It took less than a week to get the project together for the expo. Supervisor of the mobile team, Rayaan R...
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