Augmented reality African nature experience at Iziko

  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018

Experience the Nature’s Best Photography Africa photographic exhibition like never before! Iziko Museums of South Africa and Nature’s Best Photography, sponsored by Digital Agency, NMPi South Africa, bring visitors an exciting augmented reality (AR) experience as part of this years ‘winners’ exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition must download the Zappar augmented reality application on their smart phones. This will allow them to unlock the experience on their digital devices. The Zappar App will also activate an ‘augmented audio guide’ for the exhibition when visitors scan special AR codes throughout the exhibit.

Co-developed with AR Studio, The Burping Turtle, the unique AR experience puts visitors in the position to access information about where the photo was taken and how the photographer managed to take the shot. The use of this technology enhances the visitor experience and places Iziko at the forefront of innovative projects.

 ‘Selfie’ kings and queens also stand a chance to win a catalogue by entering their AR selfie in an online promotion using the hashtag #NBPAfrica2018. Users will pose with the AR filter, snap a pic and share it on social media to stand a chance to win an exquisite coffee table book showcasing this year’s winning images!

Nature’s Best Photography Africa is a South African non-profit entity that aims to foster a love for and desire to protect the natural resources of Africa amongst all segments of our population through photography and education.

This year’s winners’ exhibition features over 100 award winning photographs that were taken in Africa by global photographers. It and runs at the Iziko South African Museum 4 March 2018.

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Issued by: Kim Lindeboom, Communications Coordinator

Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 481 3874
Cellphone: 083 356 6043                               

On behalf of: Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa


About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and public benefit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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