Discover South Africa with these great Travel apps


As winter seems to be creeping up slowly but surely, we would recommend taking a trip around our magnificent country – the best way to travel is locally of course!

South Africa’s natural landscapes, “dorps” and cities are full of interesting discoveries. If you’re on the road looking for travel attractions and adventures, these Android apps recommended by Alcatel will help you find your way:

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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.Get it here: MiCiti

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. Get it here: Awesome South Africa

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. Get it here:Voice Maps 

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. Get it here: The South African Guide


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. Get it here: Gautrain

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. Get it here: Latest Sightings 

South Africa Weather

Knowing what to pack is essential and having a weather app can be really handy. Get accurate weather forecasts (wind, humidity, tides, lunar activity, ephemeris, alerts) for cities in South Africa for seven coming days. Get it here: South Africa Weather

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. Get it here: Wild about Madiba

Trail Guide South Africa

There is nothing better than taking a walk on the wild side. But its 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. Get it here: Trail Guide South Africa

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.  Get it here: Cape Wine Farms

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