Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)

SATSA has been the Hallmark of Quality Tourism in Southern Africa for more than 40 years.

Our Vision is to be the most recognised and sought after endorsement of good business practice in the Southern Africa Tourism Industry. Our Purpose is to provide domestic and international tourism buyers with quality advice and reliable information on credible tourism partners in Southern Africa.

Our Aim is to help our members manage successful, profitable businesses that are part of a vibrant…

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Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)

SATSA has been the Hallmark of Quality Tourism in Southern Africa for more than 40 years.

Our Vision is to be the most recognised and sought after endorsement of good business practice in the Southern Africa Tourism Industry. Our Purpose is to provide domestic and international tourism buyers with quality advice and reliable information on credible tourism partners in Southern Africa.

Our Aim is to help our members manage successful, profitable businesses that are part of a vibrant and sustainable inbound tourism industry.

We achieve this by focusing on:

LOBBYING – We champion the interests of our members with Government to ensure South Africa has a legislative and fiscal framework that allows their businesses to grow and prosper.

PROFESSIONALISM – We promote best practice and encourage life long learning.  We facilitate through mentoring and other means, the provision of vocational and management training that will improve quality, encourage staff development and provide the prospect of a fulfilling and rewarding career path in inbound tourism.

NETWORKING – Through our Chapter meetings and annual conference we provide opportunities for our members to develop relationships with tourism suppliers, buyers and partners both abroad and in the Southern Africa through a programme of business and social events.

SATSA has an Executive Committee (ExCo), elected by members, that is charged with making policy decisions concerning the running of the organisation.

SATSA National Office is managed on a day-to-day basis by an appointed CEO, COO and staff.

Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Operators

ADA Driver Training Academy

Come and ride with us! Set in the beautiful Cradle of Humankind, we have something for the whole family.

Adventure Works - Croc Surfing

White-water rafting in the ocean - Croc Surfing

Adventure Works - Teambuilding

Energise! Excite! Entertain! Adventure Works Teambuilding.

Adventure's Edge Dive Centre - Scuba Diving

Adventure's Edge is based in the lovely Garden Route on Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay.

Aliwal Dive Centre and Lodge

Dive with Tiger sharks on Aliwal Shoal, up close and personal.

Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris provides a traditional balloon safari in Gauteng.

Camp Jabulani

Activities include daily elephant interactions with expert grooms and handlers, game drives in open safari vehicles.

Cango Caves

Modern-day adventure pilgrims can experience the caves providing that you are not claustrophobic

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch offers the world’s first Croc Cage Diving Encounter

Cape Sidecar Adventures

Have your breath taken away in a Vintage World War II, 750 cc sidecar motorbike.

Chubeka Trails - Horse Riding

Experience riding among wildlife on the plains or the thrill of multi-day trails

Chubeka Trails – Mountain Biking

Mountain biking on Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (home of the renowned Imvelo MTB Classic)

Crisscross Adventures – Quad Biking

We give guests the opportunity to see the other side of Addo’s spectacular environment on Automatic Quad bikes.

Daytrippers - Cape Town

Daytrippers runs daily Cycle tours to Cape Point and the Winelands.

Daytrippers - Garden Route

Daytrippers offers cycle tours and mountain biking tours on the Garden Route.

Drakensberg Canopy Tour

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour is a unique three- to four-hour eco-adventure in the Central Berg.

Dyer Island Cruises

The ultimate boat-based whale-watching experience with Dyer Island Cruises.

Elephant Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay

Our focus is on education through interaction and is unique to The Elephant Sanctuary.

Face Adrenalin Bloukrans Bungy

Recognised as the highest bungee jump from a bridge in the world.

Fundudzi Lake Hike

Lake Fundudzi is one of South Africa’s hidden gems and Hiking is one of the best ways to discover the stunning natural features, the remarkable diversity of flora and birdlife...

Great Limpopo Wilderness Camps & Trails

Hike in a game reserve, complete fabulous 4x4 trips or stay in remote and off the beaten track destinations in Limpopo.

Karkloof Canopy Tours

Karkloof Canopy Tours offers an unequalled experience to foefie-slide in the indigenous Karkloof forest.

Kosi Forest Lodge

Turtle Tracking tours at Kosi Forest Lodge near iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal.

Luvuvhu 4x4 Trail

Our guided Luvuvhu 4x4 Eco-Trail offers 4x4 enthusiasts a true wilderness experience in Limpopo’s pristine bush. Trailists will enjoy a challenging 4 wheel drive bush adventure with...

Mankwe Gametrackers - Hot Air Ballooning

A Balloon Safari is undoubtedly the finest way of viewing the Park and its wildlife.

Mankwe Gametrackers - Teambuilding

Our outdoor adventure activities are situated in the beautiful private Letsatsing Game Reserve at Sun City in the North West province.

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Go on a relaxing ride by horse cart or on horseback, Moolmanshoek

Mtomeni Wilderness Trail

On the banks of the Great Letaba River, inside the provincial reserve of Letaba Ranch, is a jewel called Mtomeni. Forming part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

Pro Dive - Scuba Diving

We offer a wide range of underwater programs for the whole family from beginner to professional courses all conducted by highly qualified instructors.

Red Cherry Adventures - Teambuilding

Red Cherry Adventures ‘dares to be different’ when arranging corporate events.

Rhino Walking Safaris

A unique combination of Big Five game drives and multi-day walking safaris in the Kruger National Park.

Stormsriver Adventures

Enjoy the unequalled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Come and walk with cheetahs at the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre near Plettenberg Bay

Thonga Beach Lodge - Kayaking

Enjoy early morning guided kayaking on Lake Sibaya - Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge - Scuba Diving

Crystal-clear warm waters offer superb off-shore scuba diving and snorkelling.

Thonga Beach Lodge - Snorkeling

Guests are free to either go snorkeling in the huge rock pools at Mabibi Bay (5 minute walk down the beach) on their own or with our guide - Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge - Turtle Tours

Thonga Beach Lodge is very proud to be an integral part of the Ezemvelo Wildlife Turtle Monitoring Program.

Tri Active Events Management - 4x4 Tours

Enjoy one of our guided 4x4 adventure wine and farm tours in the beautiful Elgin Valley

Tri Active Events Management - Archery

Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting with Tri Active near Elgin.

Tri Active Events Management - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Traditional clay pigeon shooting is a wildly popular activity for individuals or groups.

Tri Active Events Management - Teambuilding

As specialists in the field of teambuilding and adventure, we offer a broad range of activities.

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure - Abseiling

You can abseil 30 m down, where you can see huge ferns and the canyon high above.

Venture Forth International - Cape Town

Guided rock climbing with qualified and registered mountain guides.

Venture Forth International - Cederberg

Explore the rugged Cederberg mountain paradise with a qualified, registered mountain guide.

Venture Forth International - Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking day trips in Cape Town. From Hout Bay.

Waterfront Charters - Boat Trips

Boat Trips at the Waterfront, Cape Town - whale watching, sailing and sunset cruises.

Waterfront Charters - Power Boating

Scheduled one-hour cruises departing from the V&A Waterfront daily. An eco adventure of note. A high speed eco cruise down the coast.

Waterfront Charters - Sailing

Explore the Atlantic Ocean in style on a Sailing Adventure with Waterfront Charters.

White Shark Projects

In South Africa, we are privileged to have access to great white sharks.

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge - Hiking

Hike to the top of the Drakensberg - Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge.

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge - Slackpacking

Slackpacking from Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge provides hikers an ideal opportunity to explore the iconic trails of the Northern Drakensberg.