New to Durban? Useful apps when travelling in Durban

New to Durban? Useful apps when travelling in Durban

Digital apps have made travelling so much easier. It’s easier than ever to access live maps, information about attractions and to call transport. Who says you need to be a lost tourist in the warm city with friendly people. 

Person using Google Maps on smartphone / Pexels
Person using Google Maps on smartphone / Pexels

We bring you a few essential apps you should download when travelling around Durban. 

1. Google Maps

Having access to Google Maps is a given when travelling, but make sure you download an offline version of the Durban map before you get there. Having access to a map when you’re offline can prove invaluable and will help you navigate any areas you’re exploring. You can also save certain destinations on Google Maps, so you can keep track of those places you really want to visit.

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2. Ride Hailing apps

Whether it’s Uber or Bolt or any other ride-hailing service, it’s good to have a profile available to use. It might not always be easy to get a metered taxi and e-hailing a ride can make your journey that much easier. Of course, it goes without saying, always be careful when using these apps. There have been incidents worldwide by users of these services. Always check that the car you’re getting into is the car ordered, that there are no other people inside the car and that your driver is the same person on the app. You can also share your journey with a friend, so they can keep track of your whereabouts.

3. KZN Travel Guide

The KZN Travel Guide provides travel and tourism information from Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. The guide highlights domestic destinations, local activities, a list of beaches, exclusive KZN experiences and a guide to adventure. Download the app from the Google Play store and have access to the tourism authority on your phone.

4. Computicket

Download the Computicket app so that you’re able to purchase tickets on the go for various shows and exhibits. Instead of waiting in lines or trying to buy tickets while speaking on the phone, the Computicket app allows you to purchase a wide range of tickets to events, shows and exhibits without having to visit a store or counter.

5. Zomato

Get the inside scoop on the best foodie joints in Durban by downloading restaurant and food app, Zomato. Read user reviews, menus and descriptions for most restaurants in the city, and never waste your tastebuds on bad food again. Download the app from your app store and start searching for the best bunny chow in the area you’ll be visiting now.

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