v> The 'Madiba-inspired tourist attractions' map, developed last year by South African Tourism in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has been developed into a cellphone app to give visitors all the information they need at their fingertips.
Madiba map app now available for cellphonesThe app was developed by South African Tourism in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the former president's release from prison.
The app is based on the 'Madiba-inspired tourist attractions' map launched in 2014 to encourage tourists from around the world and South Africa to travel the country and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. It features tourist sites as well as general places of interest in the four main provinces that defined Mandela's life. These range from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island, where he was imprisoned, to his post-presidential office at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, to Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he was laid to rest.
"This app is inspired by a true South African icon and users now have the ability to find, experience and share some of the best attractions, places of interests and unique content we have ever been able to put together as part of this 'Madiba-inspired tourist attractions' offering. As we remember the historic year of Madiba's release from prison, we encourage everyone to use the app to discover some of the stories behind the legend. This is an exciting new layer to the map, which has already proved to be hugely popular with the international and domestic travel trade. This app makes 'walking in the footsteps of Madiba' much easier than before, and greatly enriches visitors' experiences of the attractions associated with one of the greatest men of our time, Nelson Mandela," said Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.