New app – Greater Kruger Card App – to improve tourist safety

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New app – Greater Kruger Card App – to improve tourist safety

Greater Kruger Card App

New app for Greater Kruger to improve tourist safety

The Greater Kruger Card App, a tourist information system for the Lowveld region, provides live updates, activities, accommodation, restaurants and maps of the area for users.

new Kruger-App-ScreenshotThe Greater Kruger Card App, set to officially launch this week, is a state-of-the-art tourist information system for those visiting the greater Hoedspruit, Panorama, Kruger National Park (KNP) and Lowveld regions in South Africa. It aims to improve tourist safety with live push notifications alerting users to any protest action or blockades, whilst providing up-to-date maps and information on activities, accommodation and restaurants in the area.

Heading up The Greater Kruger Card App, Gerhard Brummer says the app provides current info on the region, and that limited Wi-Fi or GPS will not limit the product.

 “The system is developed especially for the international tourism market. There are various reasons, but the most important is that travelling the Lowveld regions require state-of-the-art secure mapping and very detailed security information. The latter are provided to the traveller directly on their mobile phones,” explains Brummer.

The app is available for download on Google Play Store, and soon Apple’s App Store. Once downloaded, users can then receive various free portfolio maps of Mpumalanga, including Hoedspruit, KNP, Panorama, the Lowveld region at large, as well as eSwatini (Swaziland) on their mobile phones.

Ultimately, Brummer told Tourism Update, the app is centered around tourist safety. Built into the app is a system that pushes notifications through to users, updating them on possible interference’s in the Lowveld, such as protests taking place, pinpointing the precise location of the strike action so that tourists can reroute safely. In addition, emergency contact details are also provided on the app.

Furthermore, for international self-drive tourists, Brummer says the notification system also alerts users to upcoming toll-gates ahead, as well as informing them on methods of payment.

The Greater Kruger Card App users also receive incentives and discounts available for various activities and restaurants and so forth. The card is valid for up to four people travelling together, and is valid for 365 days of the year. A major percentage of the card sales are donated to animal rehabilitation. All users need to do is present the digital card at the various participating facilities to receive discounts and incentives.

The Greater Kruger Card App is updated regularly, as are the maps.

“It is a brilliant and professional information portal to the Lowveld Regions of South Africa,” concludes Brummer.

by Kylie Granat

Greater Kruger Card App

To download the app, click here.

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new Kruger-App-snippet of Kruger Park map

 

Accommodation options to consider inside the Kruger Park and the Greater Kruger Park. To mention a hand-full:

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Kruger Park

Imbali Safari Lodge

Kings Camp in Timbavati Reserve

Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger Park

Simbavati River Lodge, Timbavati 

 

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