Forge: Hiking Maps 4+

GPS Hiking Maps for RSA

Forge New Frontiers (Pty) Ltd

    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



Hike South Africa with confidence! Navigate over 5 500 km of hiking trails across popular nature reserves and discover new routes with accurate GPS hiking maps. Forge hiking maps can be downloaded offline and have an area-specific emergency call function.

By downloading the Forge App you get exclusive access to:

Over 40 interactive nature reserve hiking maps with useful info including permits and fees, contact details and links, parking spots, facilities and more.

PLUS: Explore all trails across the entire Table Mountain range in Cape Town, with more than 30 dedicated popular hiking route maps!

Download reserve maps to use offline when you're out on the trail and without a cell phone network.

Each map has the relevant emergency contacts that you can call directly from the app!
*Active cell phone network connection required

Assist conservation efforts by reporting trail issues you encounter while hiking so we can update our maps, the hiking community and conservation authorities.

Navigate around our entire map covering 5 500+ kilometres (and counting!) of hiking trails to discover the world of trails at your doorstep. In all trail maps you can also:
• Choose from a selection of base maps
• Search for trails and points of interest
• Pinpoint your location

Each trail segment is attributed with useful info bites:
• Name
• Status (Open/Closed)
• Difficulty
• Distance
• Mountain Biking (Yes/No)
• Dog Walking (Yes/No)

Beyond highly accurate maps, we provide you with additional handy info including mountain safety tips, emergency contacts and 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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Made in Mzansi

What’s New

Version 1.6.58

NEW in this version:

• Trail Issue Alerts - Submit trail issues you’ve come across so we can update our maps, the hiking community and authorities.
• Updated app tutorial with enhanced legibility
• Adjusted maps interface - more prominent safety tool buttons
• Darker, swankier app icon

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Get in touch: or leave us a review.

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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