Tourism Organisation

PO Box 900 Ferndale Johannesburg 2160
Member Number: 201623 Tel: +27 (0) 11 886 9996

Established in 1969, SATSA is a non-profit membership-based tourism industry association. 

We represent over 1,000 top inbound tourism products who offer a wide range of services and products across the tourism value chain and the Southern Africa region.

SATSA’s offering is two-fold:

1) To provide agents and buyers with advice, information, and access to quality tourism products and providers in the Southern African inbound tourism industry.

2) To provide members with key services and benefits as well as represent them on issues impacting the inbound tourism sector. These include:

  • A stamp of credibility
  • A voice for the industry
  • Member discounts
  • Information, best practice and updates
  • Bonding
  • Lobbying and self-regulation
  • Marketing and networking

All SATSA members:

  • Have Integrity: Adhere to a strict Code of Conduct
  • Are Legitimate: Company registration checked annually
  • Are Financially Stable: Solvency checked annually
  • Are Legally Compliant: as per regulations governing the tourism industry  
  • Are Insured: Appropriate insurance cover with minimum indemnity limits
  • Are Bonded: Your pre-tour deposits are guaranteed

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


24 November 2020

COVID-19 testing, 24/7, at ORTIA

Good news for travellers departing South Africa from OR Tambo is that they can get COVID-19 PCR-tested and collect their certificate at the airport prior to departure.

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08 June 2020

South Africa Risk-Adjusted Approach To Covid-19 Lockdown Means Reopening Dates For International Tourism Yet To Be Defined

“Industry is lobbying for phased reopening of international inbound tourism as close to 1 September 2020 as possible based on stringent safety and health protocols” - TBCSA JOHANNESBURG, 8 JUNE 2020 – Reports that South Africa’s international tourism will only reopen in 2021 are premature as South Africa’s Risk-Adjusted Strategy is based on levels of lockdown, not dates.

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31 July 2014

From SATSA CEO on new regulations

The battle on the new birth certificates and biometric visa regulations continues and SATSA has taken a leading role in the fight. An op-ed that I wrote was featured in the Business Day on 18 July to counter a fairly belligerent article from the DG of Home Affairs the previous week. In case you missed it, click here. In addition, I was interviewed on ANN7 News on 23 July, to view the clip click here.  Through the TBCSA we have commissioned a 50-page report from Grant Thornton on the issu…

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08 August 2013

SATSA appoints new CEO

    SATSA is pleased to announce the appointment of David Frost as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will take up his position on September 16. Francois Neethling, President of SATSA, commented that, “We are fortunate to have secured the services of David Frost as the new CEO of SATSA.  His track record speaks for itself.  There are only a few people who have worked at senior executive levels in both the public and private sectors, as well as a…

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