Great travel apps to help you discover South Africa

Many South Africans, who think the ideal holiday is somewhere overseas, do not realise just how many absolutely wonderful and affordable travel opportunities are available to them right here at home, at a fraction of the price of foreign travel. 







If you’re on the road looking for travel attractions and adventures, these Android apps recommended by Alcatel will help you find your way to the best accommodation, transport and locations in South Africa:


MiCiti – Offers useful information on the Cape Town MyCiTi bus services that helps you get around Cape Town for a reasonable fair. The app includes your current card balance and bus times.


Awesome South Africa – From must-see places, interesting gastronomical experiences, and fun things to do. This App is endorsed by SA Tourism, and will help you plot your itinerary in nearly any corner of our beautiful country.


Voice Maps – Experience the magic of GPS audio walks, cycles, drives and even boat rides with VoiceMap tours in over 80 cities worldwide. They’re like podcasts that move with you to tell stories about what you’re seeing right now. South African locations include Johannesburg, Karoo, Cape Winelands, Overberg, Hermanus, Cape Town and Cape Point.


The South African Guide – Even locals need to be steered off the beaten track. This South Africa travel guide contains up-to-date city guides for Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria and more. It works offline.


Gautrain – The Gautrain offers quick and effective transport in Johannesburg. Find your nearest Gautrain station and bus stops. View peak and off-peak timetables to plan your day and calculate estimated trip, parking and bus fares.


Latest Sightings – Why wonder around Kruger National Park aimlessly? Latest Sightings is an app where visitors to the Kruger National Park can share their wildlife sightings, in real-time, with visitors in the game reserve and with users worldwide.


Wild about Madiba – For those Madiba fans – you can now walk in his proverbial steps. Travel around South Africa, following in the footsteps of the legend – Nelson Mandela. This app covers all important tourist attractions spanning his lifetime.


Trail Guide South Africa – There is nothing better than taking a walk on the wild side. But it’s always better to do it with caution. This is a comprehensive guide to the South African outdoors, including hiking, cycling or trail running through the best of South African scenery. After your trail, find out where to have a drink, lunch or even where to spend the night.


Cape Wine Farms – Whether you are a Wine Connoisseur or just love spending the day in nature tasting its produce this Cape Wine Farms app can be very useful. Discover wine farms and events in the Western Cape and earn badges by doing so.


Source: IT News Africa