The Platinum Road


Launched in 2014, the Platinum Road app has been downloaded and enjoyed by thousands of motorists travelling on the N4 between Gauteng and Botswana.


Entertaining true stories narrated by David O’Sullivan and Ashley Hayden add huge value to the road trip and are triggered automatically as the road takes you past the Magaliesberg, Rustenburg, Swartruggens and into Lobatse.
Tales include Anglo-Boer War battles, vanished cities, the lore of Herman Charles Bosman and the anti-apartheid armed struggle.


What’s on the app

  • Location-triggered audio stories about the N4 Bakwena Platinum Highway, its history, its people and its places
  • Archival and contemporary photographs illustrating the app’s amazing stories
  • Maps and information on toll plazas
  • Live traffic-flow info on your route.