Whether you plan on taking a trip out to see the sights around our beautiful country, want to board a plane or train or are just looking to find your way through an unfamiliar city, these 5 apps will come in handy while you’re travelling around South Africa.

Gautrain

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The Gautrain app is especially useful for those who don’t use the service often or are first time users. The app features information on the nearest Gautrain stations, bus stops, timetables, fares and bus tracking on maps. The Gautrain app is available for, Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

Rating: 4/5

go! Travel South Africa

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go! Travel South Africa is ideal for back packers and those who love road trips. It has over 250 000  points of interest, including landmarks, nature reserves, restaurants, and accommodation options. While navigating your way through the country using the app’s interactive map, you can also create your own trips by dragging and dropping pins onto a route planner and share them online. go! Travel South Africa is available for Android and iOS.

Rating: 4/5

SAA

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South African Airways launched its official app last year, giving users the ability to view bookings, check in, view voyager miles, access flight schedules and statuses, trace baggage and much more. It saves you the hassle of having to go onto the national airline’s site or make calls to get the information you need. The SAA app is available for Android and iOS.

Rating: 3/5

Tourism Radio City Guides

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Tourism Radio’s City Guides app is great for both local and international tourists and covers South Africa as well as other parts of the world . It works offline after initial setup and features more than 1 500 audio points of interest that play automatically as you approach them, information on history, culture, geography and activities in and around where you are. The Tourism Radio City Guides app is available for Android and iOS.

Rating: 3/5

TomTom Southern Africa

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Navigate your way through the roads of South Africa (and the rest of Southern Africa if you want to go beyond border) with the TomTom app. Much like most map apps, it features voice-guided turn-by-turn car navigation, information on traffic, speed camera locations, street names and points of interest. It also works offline so there’s no need to worry if you have no data or internet connection. The TomTom app is available for Android.

Rating: 4/5