Best Travelling Apps to use in Joburg

The world is rapidly changing and mobile devices have made it easier for us to be informed – even at the last minute. If you are planning a trip around town, it’s always handy to have your cellphone loaded with data and the necessary apps to assist you in commuting around the City of Gold. Have a look at our list of top travelling apps.


City Maps 2 Go

Your reliable and easy-to-use global travel companion. Find directions with detailed offline maps, in-depth travel content, popular attractions and insider tips. Plan and have the perfect trip! Book your hotel or guide and enjoy restaurant reviews and shared user content.

Rea Vaya

One: Register your Smartcard
Two: Upload your bus fare
Three: Swipe in and hop on the bus
Four: Use the Rea Vaya app to find your way around. To make sure that you have a pleasant and quick journey on Rea Vaya buses, this app will help you as a commuter to achieve that. The application is only available to Micrsoft Mobile users at the moment.


Find your nearest Gautrain station and bus stops. View peak and off peak timetables to plan your day and calculate estimated trip-, parking- and bus fares. The Gautrain system provides you with a safe, comfortable and reliable train service, a dedicated bus system, as well as drop-off and parking facilities at all stations (except at OR Tambo International Airport). These services are fully integrated and may be used separately or jointly by transferring from one to another. The services are all accessed by means of your Gold Card. Additional services include car rental facilities at Johannesburg Park Station, Sandton and Pretoria Stations.


Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app – no reservations or waiting in taxi lines. From low-cost to premium, every ride option feels like an upgrade to the everyday. Create your account using a credit card or PayPal, and your fare will be charged automatically at the end of your ride. You can also pay with cash in select cities. After your trip, they’ll email you a receipt.

Gauteng Travel Guide

The Gauteng Travel Guide contains detailed travel information about more than 350 Points of Interest across Gauteng. This includes approximately an hour of audio content on some of the province’s most popular tourist attractions. Get inspired by the many museums, nature reserves, art galleries and cultures of Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds. Discover some of the best shops, restaurants, adventure and leisure activities; as well as a comprehensive list of entertainment, accommodation and conference venues.


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