Hiking app

Can I please get recommendations of hiking apps that can accurately track ones route in South Africa?

If you’re on Android, “All-In-One Offline Maps” lives up to its name: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.psyberia.offlinemaps&hl=en_ZA&gl=US

Full-featured and lists many existing trails because it draws from the OpenStreetMaps database.


For iOS, Strava is probably the best-known free tracking app.

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I’m a huge fan of Komoot.

  • Free open source maps for your home country, you’ll need to buy a global offline map if you plan on using it internationally, but it’s relatively cheap R500 once off, or a subscription if you want all the features.
  • Create your own tours.
  • Tours can be downloaded prior for offline use.
  • You can import and edit .gpx files of tours.
  • Not heavy on the battery, I seem to recall.

I recently started using AlpineQuest. Seems to get the job done quite well. Not very user-friendly but it has all the bells and whistles.

AllTrails works prety well for me. It has a lot of community knowledge.

I Used Wikiloc quite recently. It worked fine. I would like to have higher resolution offline topographical maps though.

I use Guru Maps on iOS - it’s fee. No registration.
Free offline tracking - also export as gpx file.
You only have to download once the topographic map for SA.

I am very happy with it.

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You can use Komoot for free, or upgrade to get additional benefits.
The app can be used for hiking, biking, running, and more.

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This should have been a poll.

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