These iPhone apps will let you navigate South Africa like a native

May 24, 2010
Tech

Maybe South Africa has been at the top of your destination wish list for a long time, or perhaps you’re like many millions of tourists checking South Africa off their list for the same, more of-the-moment reason — the World Cup. For those who won’t be there for the soccer, there is still plenty to do. Only thing is, where do you go […]

Maybe South Africa has been at the top of your destination wish list for a long time, or perhaps you’re like many millions of tourists checking South Africa off their list for the same, more of-the-moment reason — the World Cup. For those who won’t be there for the soccer, there is still plenty to do. Only thing is, where do you go and how do you get there? Below are some iPhone apps to help show you the way, and keep you safe to boot.

South Africa Travel Guides

In Cape Town, you can dive with the sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium, or check out the hiking trails at Table Mountain. Head over to Nelspruit to experience the botanical gardens, and nearby, travel to Kruger National Park. The ProGuides-South Africa iPhone app (99 cents) is worth getting for the menu alone. With categories such as “Understand,” “Respect,” and “Cope,” this app is sure to cover ground no other does. “Cope,” among other things, includes a list of laws the average tourist might not be aware of, a directory of international banks and their locations, and contact information for all embassies and consulates. “Respect” clarifies what attire is appropriate on the beach and which food requires utensils and what you can eat with your hands. When in Rome…

 

Also, check out the World Cup 2010 South Africa and the World Cup 2010 curated app lists if you want even more soccer!

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Jesse Sposato

Jesse Sposato is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, and one of the founders and editors of Sadie Magazine, an online counter-culture magazine for young women.

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