The go! Travel South Africa App
go! Travel South Africa has launched a brand new app that we, at SA-Venues.com, could not be more proud to be a part of. This app enables those with an iPad, Android 10″ tablet or Android smartphones to navigate South Africa, plan their trip and explore the accommodation and activities available on their adventure. This map-based resource even allows users to book accommodation, meals and event tickets.
The app is easy to use, implementing a pin system, whereby relevant attractions, activities, restaurants, hotels, guest houses etc… (as determined by the user) are plotted by pins along the route selected. The user always decides what info they need and to what extent. The database of resources has been gleaned by using comprehensive sources like go! Travel Magazine, Eat Out and SA-Venues.com.
This app is also integrated with Expedia, gotravel24 and ComeDine’s online booking systems.
How it Works
After downloading this free app, select the “Explore Map” option. You will then be directed to an interactive map.
From here, you may choose your route (e.g. from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town). Then, you can select various accommodation facilities along that route. You are able to select only hotels, for instance, or hotels and game lodges. All of the available options will be indicated by means of pins. By selecting a pin, a pop-up will appear, providing all of the necessary information on the selected facility. The same applies with attractions, activities, national monuments, Wi-Fi hotspots, and so on.
The app will add those facilities that you select to your specific route. Several routes can be plotted, planned and saved simultaneously. The distances between each place are provided, giving you an indication of the time and travelling required.
In addition, there are several suggested routes or trips for those not familiar with the country or wanting to see some of the best known attractions.
There are also offline maps that you can download in areas where there is little or no internet connection. These are especially handy in places like the Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, for example.
As testimony to this app’s superior functionality and ease of use, it recently earned a Silver Pixel at the 2012 Bookmarks Awards and a Bronze at the acclaimed Loerie Awards.
The go! Travel South Africa app was developed by Touchlab, a division of South African media giant, Media24.