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About us

SAAIA was formed in July 2020 being a collective of the Adventure-based Experiential Learning & the Adventure Tour guiding industries as well as their respective stakeholders & corporate partners with the intention of becoming a SAQA registered Professional Body.   


° Group Participations (United Voice)

° Economic & Broad Consultation

° Proactive participation in new or changed legislation

° Set standards for Skills Development

° Bring businesses and labour together

° Public Credibility

° Access to Subject Matter Experts and Resources.

° General awareness or learning as per BEST practice

° Student discounts


° Collaboration with all industry stakeholders. ° Support human & economic development. ° Promote the responsible & sustainable use of natural, human, & cultural resources. ° Promotion & marketing. ° Lobbying with various relevant Governments. ° Promote transformation & skills transfer to young South Africans & entrepreneurs.


To unlock the economic, human & environmental potential of the Southern African Adventure Industry through a process of professionalisation. 

Our Members

Here is a list of some of our private and corporate members. There is a broad selection of training providers, gap year programmes, school campsites, adventure tourism operators and tour guides. Click on their logo to find out more about them, or visit our directory to see them all!

To view a list of our Industry Professional Practitioners, please click on the "Professional Directory" below.


Scroll further down to see some awesome updates from some of our partners.

News from our members:

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