Tracks4Africa Guide 4+


Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the most detailed travel guide for overland travel in Africa. This offline app offers a great map and huge amount of detailed places of interest for planning your next safari. Your GPS location will ensure you stay orientated while using the app on your self-drive trip.

Try it out

The app contains samples of the map and guide information, which can be upgraded to full country maps and guides.

How does it work?

This is not a routing/navigation app. The app aims to bring you offline access (i.e. no internet connection required) to the following:
• A detailed map of the country or region you purchase. The country map roughly corresponds to a 1:1 000 000 paper map in terms of its detail and will allow you to view the map at different zoom levels. The map works similar to a web map with the difference being that all information is installed on your device. It contains place names like cities, towns and villages together with a detailed road and track network. It also shows you all protected areas such as national parks and game reserves together with relevant background data such as rivers, mountains and major attractions.
• A detailed guide with the following categories: Places (cities, towns, etc), Attractions & Activities, Parks, Scenic, Camps, Lodging, Food & Drink, Fuel, Shopping, Services and More (miscellaneous points of interest). The guide information is linked to a location on the map and will display as a pin on the map for you to know where it is in reference to where you are.

The app will display a map of the country or region and allow you to switch on different categories of points of interest. You can also search for specific places by name. The map search is location sensitive, i.e. results will be relative to the centre of the map.
Your position, determined from your iPhone or iPad’s location service, will display on the map so you can accurately orientate yourself on the map. As you drive, your location will update on the map so you always know where you are. (iPhone or iPad with GPS required)

The search functionality is linked to the guide categories. For example, if you need to find a campsite, simply switch on the Camps category. Immediately all campsites around you will display on the map and you can click on them for more information. Otherwise, if you know the name of a campsite, enter it into the search block and relevant results will be filtered.

What kind of information can you expect?

Apart from the categories already mentioned, points of interest will have associated information such as a description, contacts details, facilities and activities and some places will have photos. Have a look at the sample data in the free app to get an idea of what we offer.

What about updates?

Guide and Map content is updated once a quarter, and available for download if you have purchased the relevant guide.

Talk to us

We sincerely would like to hear what you think of the app. If you place a comment, question or suggestion in the review section, we cannot reply to you. So please drop us a line so we can engage and learn what you would like to see in subsequent releases of our app. You can contact us at or via our Facebook page:

What’s New

Version 2.3.3

This release improves the download and update of Trips from the online Tracks4Africa TripPlanner to the app. It also adds the ability to delete trips from your iOS device and fixes an issue with synchronisation of Favourites.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

PvdBerg44 ,

Maps not downloading

I enjoy the app but I cannot buy and install maps on my iphone. Keep giving me some error messages.

Please assit.

Matt/1 ,

Awesome! Works with Roaming Off!

Did a trip to Lesotho recently and had no cell signal and roaming turned off. I was amazed it was still able to track our position. This app is absolute gold! The fact that you can zoom so far is the game changer. I also own the Track 4 Africa A3 map book which is pretty useless due to the scale being too zoomed out.

Swartbergfarms ,


This app is awesome.
There are a couple roads that aren’t on the app. Can you maybe look at getting satellite view? Would be really nice to see that kind of view when looking ahead on the various roads and 4x4 routes.
If there was a way to integrate our phone GPS, we could also upload and update roads that aren’t on the app?

App Privacy

The developer, Tracks4Africa, 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

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

You Might Also Like

ASI Snakes
Sasol eBirds Southern Africa
TheTreeApp SA
City of Cape Town
Struik Nature Call App
Edana Parent Portal