The South African Township and Village Tourism Association “SATOVITO” is an inclusive organization that promotes authentic, indigenous world class tourism services and experiences. We are a non-profit company registered under 2020/615362/08. Our current provincial footprint covers all 9 provinces namely, Gauteng, North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Free State and Western Cape.

SATOVITO aims to expand the value chain and include township and village tourism sub-sector into the mainstream tourism economy, by means of awareness, enable improved and inclusive participation of indigents within all levels of the tourism industry. 

SATOVITO develops, represents and promotes township and village-orientated local, regional, provincial Tourism Association, businesses and indigents participating in the tourism sector. We aim to foster job creation by ensuring inclusive, sustainable development and transformation of the tourism sector especially in townships and villages.


South African indigents that reside and operate businesses in townships and villages need an entity that has a direct approach in driving the transformation agenda in the tourism industry. The existing tourism organizations are not tackling the fundamental challenges faced by tourism businesses operating in townships and villages especially those owned by indigents of the country. It was with this rationale that discussions began in 2019 between Township and Village tourism business owners and local tourism organizations across the country resulting to the establishment of the South African Township and Village Tourism Association “SATOVITO”. These challenges were orchestrated by the pre-democracy regime to exclude native people in economic and social participation. SATOVITO is a catalyst in boosting the township and village economy.

Mission To transform the tourism industry value chain to be inclusive of indigents of the country & attract tourism investment to townships and villages.

Vision To develop townships and villages to smart residential and business hubs, foster job creation, social cohesion and inclusion of indigenous South African tourism experiences.

Values Ubuntu, Integrity, Transparency, People serving
Ubuntu, Integrity, Transparency, People serving