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

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jbarkai ,

For all levels and kinds of mountain adventures

Despite spending most of my time in the mountains over the last few years there are so many paths I didn’t even know existed and thanks to this app I can never run of routes and always know I’ll be able to find my way home if I get lost. As a hiker whenever someone new is in town they usually ask for advice of where to hike and now I can just refer them to Forge because it is so user friendly, especially the latest update, that even a beginner can find a route that suits them. A great app to have for all levels and kinds of mountain adventures and can not wait to see the new areas to be mapped in the future!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your amazing review. We are equally excited about the expansion into the rest of the country. Keep an eye out and enjoy the trails!

My name is Disco ,

Amazing must have hiking app

This app is really incredible. I’ve used it several times when I’ve hiked in areas I don’t know too well. It’s especially helpful when the trail signage isn’t great, as you can use the app to double check where you are in relation to the trail you’re on.
The other great feature is the points of interest that are included in the maps. Using the satellite imagery also helps you orientate yourself to the points of interest.
Amazing features, especially considering it is free.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're really stoked to hear this and that the app is serving its function.
We will obviously try to keep the app free for as long as possible. Please get hold of us if you can think of any features you'd like to see in the future.

Olly Marx ,

Epic Idea, Epic Execution

So nice to finally have a usable, interactive and actually helpful platform for plan hikes and runs. User interface designed well, could be improved in further versions. Map is a little confusing but decent once you get the hang of it, probably not up to the dev team, rather the map engine. Hike explanations and details are accurate and well done.
Overall, can’t wait for more trails to be available and to use it more!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much, Olly! Reviews like this mean a lot to us and push us to improve and create something great! The map platform does take a bit of getting used to but is really powerful once you've got the hang of it.
Stick with us, we've only just begun!

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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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