Forge is your go-to guide to hit the trail with confidence and stay safe in the outdoors! With GPS hiking maps available offline and emergency call functionality, now is the time to Find Your Path and Explore More.

Navigate 5 000+ kilometres of trails - digitized and attributed by the Forge team - mapped across South Africa. Our superior accurate and up-to-date maps are packaged with useful info including permits and fees, contact details, parking spots and more!


Your go-to hiking library, hand-curated by us with a selection of reserves and parks from around South Africa with information you need for your next hike:
• Navigable interactive Maps
• Permits and Fees
• Facilities
• Contact Information (including links)
• Bookmarks - zoom in to areas of note

BONUS: Explore all trails across the entire Table Mountain range in Cape Town with 33 dedicated popular hiking maps!

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

Each map has the relevant emergency contacts - that you can call directly from the app! *Only with an active cell-phone network connection.

Navigate around our entire map covering 4 400+ 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 basemaps
• Search for trails and points of interest
• Pinpoint your location

Each trail segment is attributed with useful info bites:
• Name
• Terrain
• 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.

Find Your Path. Explore More.

Made in Mzansi.

What’s New

Version 1.6.31

NEW in this version:

• Access Table Mountain route maps directly from the filter page under ‘Speciality Maps’.
• Fixed bug causing app to crash when making calls from map the info tab.

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions! Get in touch:

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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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