Forge: Hiking Trail Maps 4+

Navigate South African trails

Forge New Frontiers (Pty) Ltd

    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



All Forge trails are digitised and attributed - by our team - with pinpoint accuracy and are regularly updated with input from local conservation agencies and trail managers. With live GPS location, localised emergency contacts and calls, and the ability to download offline maps you can explore with confidence!

Navigate over 6,000 km of trails and 3,200 points of interest across South Africa packaged in simple, easy-to-use maps.

Top features our users love:

• Accurate and up-to-date trails (including 1,400 km across Table Mountain in Cape Town),
• Free offline map downloads,
• Relevant and localised emergency contacts,
• Over 50 interactive nature reserve hiking maps with useful info including permits and fees, contact details and links, parking spots, facilities and more.

Did you know? Forge is 'Made in Mzansi', plus we are the official digital maps partner of CapeNature!

All Forge maps come with helpful tools:

• Basemap toggle (including high-definition satellite imagery).
• Trail and point of interest search,
• Location finder.

Each trail segment is attributed with insightful info bites:

• Name
• Status (Terrain and Open/Closed)
• Difficulty
• Distance
• Mountain Biking (Yes/No)
• Dog Walking (Yes/No)

You can assist in trail conservation and help keep others safe. By submitting a trail issue alert, you can report issues you encounter while hiking so we can update our maps, the hiking community and conservation authorities.

What else you can expect:

• Mountain safety tips,
• Emergency contacts,
• Useful links from the outdoor community.

Visit for more info, contact us at and stay up-to-date by following us on Instagram, @forge_sa.

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What’s New

Version 1.6.70

Yellow leads the way with our fresh new look! Beyond a swanky new logo, say howzit to a user interface makeover:

• More legible Trail Maps filter
• New Region: North West
• Slicker menu item symbols
• Easier access to Forge for Business
• Temporary labels highlighting SOS Call and Trail Issue Alert features

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Leave us a review or get in touch with us at (yes there are actual humans behind this address!).

PS: We'd love to hear from our loyal users who remember our first version back in 2019! What do you think of these improvements?

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

asiyepu ,

New Update great!

The new update is great! Thanks for bringing back the table mountain maps! However I still find the explore mode a bit complex, seems like theres a lot happening. Overall, I’m very impressed with the app, it’s very helpful!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind review and glad you enjoy the Cape Town trail maps returning. Here’s to more exploring!

sophiew829 ,

Great hiking app!

Great app. I love the information it provides on each trail and the offline maps feature. Great place to look up and explore different hiking trails in your area. It’s a bit hard to find in the Apple store if you only search the name forge

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your positive review and glad to hear you are finding it easy to use and with sufficient info. The more people that review the app the higher it will go in search results. Also the link is always on our web homepage.

Shaka ,

Needs updating

Currently no landscape view. This is a very basic need that should already be working. Needs more work.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thanks for taking time to rate and review the app. By landscape view do you mean the map doesn’t adjust when the phone orientation is turned to landscape position?

App Privacy

The developer, Forge New Frontiers (Pty) Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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