Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator is the iOS version of the Tracks4Africa GPS maps which has been used by travellers for over 10 years to safely navigate them across Africa. This version includes the coverage for the entire Africa. The app provides offline navigation once installed.

For those of you who do not know the Tracks4Africa maps, please note that Tracks4Africa maps are not for common city navigation in South Africa nor does it provide full wall to wall coverage of all countries in Africa. Our maps are compiled from the data contributions of real travellers who are serious about creating a navigation resource which only contains verified roads and points of interest that are useful to the self-drive tourist in Africa. If you intend travelling overland in Africa our maps will work for you.

A Traveller’s Africa is the term we use to describe our map coverage. Where we probably do not cover even 10% of the roads in Africa we know that, after 12 years of community mapping, we cover more than 90% of the roads travelled by self-drive visitors to Africa.

What can you expect from Tracks4Africa maps?

•Integrity. Our maps are built to the standard imposed by the Tracks4Africa Community. This community comprise of serious overland or self-drive travellers in Africa and they visit the most remote destinations in Africa by 4WD, normal car, motorbike, on foot, MTB or even by boat or kayak – some even fly their own aircraft. For this reason our maps can only contain roads and destinations for which we can vouch.
•Relevance. Because the map content is derived from the data contributions of real travellers, our maps are relevant to overland travellers. The maps will answer the most important questions asked by any traveller; where do we sleep, where do we find fuel, where do we eat or buy stuff, what can we see or do here, where do we go in case of an emergency and what should we be aware of, and then a whole lot more.
•Accuracy. All roads are GPS recorded, especially the most remote tracks. We do not lift roads from paper maps hoping they still exist. The ETA calculation of our navigation is based on the average travel times as we get them from real travellers. We have over 14 million km of tracks supporting around 800 000km of roads, so there is a lot of data we can use to calculate these travel times.

List of countries:

South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Angola, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and many more in between. Countries in between may be limited to overland routes connecting the classic overland destinations in Africa.

The map data in this app is from Tracks4Africa, but we have partnered with NNG to supply the actual application for navigation. If you are familiar with the iGO software you will be right at home with this app as well. If not, we are sure you will find it easy to familiarise yourself with the controls.

We know that many overland travellers like to plan their trip out in advance and then transfer points to their GPS. The app does not support this feature, but it allows you to plan a route between two destinations so you can see the distance and travel time. Also note that the app is not part of the Garmin GPS ecosystem and you cannot use PC based software to plan trips and transfer to this app, it is a stand-alone navigation and information app.
For more information on our map data and our company please visit our web page or post a question on Facebook.

Please note:
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

iPod Touch and iPad with WiFi only:
Note that iPod Touch and iPad with WiFi only, does not have an integrated GPS chip. If you want to use these devices as a navigation device then you need to pair it with an external GPS device. WiFi is not a reliable location service and will yield any navigation app useless in remote areas.

What's New

Version 2.6

- new version (1707) of T4A maps

Ratings and Reviews

Zoomlevel and POI's

Adi H

The detail at different zoomlevels is not good, especially when compared to a GPS and Laptop (Mapsource). Also the POI's appear before the track is visible. See the tracks around Palmwag in Damaraland.

When zoomed in until the Track and POI's appear then only a very small portion of the area is visible. Not really a great help when navigating a large unknown area. The track should stay visible within a zoomlevel of at least 10km, which should be a huge bonus for iPad users due to the large screen! Besides being a Navigation Tool only(???) T4A should also give a better area overview. The GPS software does this perfectly!

The settings and use of the functions are also not user friendly.

Better navigation with a normal Garmin

Ian SA

A very frustrating app. Went to the Richtersveld and it did not even have the main campsites listed unless one uses POI. These were often outdated. Other local sites (Gatsrivier) navigated by dirt road were not found on T4A. These were, however, easily navigated on a standard Garmin without T4A. Not at all user friendly and although the Garmin version is updated twice a year, this support does not appear to be offered by this app. Certainly NOT worth the money. Approached T4A to swop to a Garmin version and was told to pay an additional R400. Not good customer service!


Cape Towner

This is a butchery of the original T4A software and capabilities as run on my Garmin 276C. I bought this expecting to get the same capabilities on my iPad, but with a big screen. Instead, he management software is an endless maze, ultimately leading nowhere. While travelling, you are a line on a map with more lines and NO visible information on your environment, just like the very first GPS's released way back when. No T4A I am hugely disappointed - what a waste of money this was.


Tracks4Africa Enterprises (Pty) Ltd
706.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Tracks4Africa Enterprises (Pty) Ltd


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