AAVEA is committed to the value of connecting and learning as a community, and though we can’t meet in person right now, we can still gather together in a virtual space to continue learning, growing, and navigating our way to a full recovery for the tourism industry.


Graskop Gorge Lift Co

Graskop Gorge Lift Co is centrally located on the Panorama Route, in Mpumalanga. While it is an ideal stopover point en route to the Kruger National Park, it is also an end destination in its own right, with lots to do on-site and in the area.

There’s something for the entire family to enjoy at Graskop Gorge Lift Co, from the viewing lift – which takes visitors 51m down the face of the Graskop gorge into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges make up a 600m trail – to the Big Swing, one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings that launches off the top of a waterfall.

Visitors to the centre who still want to get their hearts racing but who think the Big Swing is too extreme for them can choose to fly across the gorge on a high-wire zipline. The course starts from the top of a 5m tower, with 360° views. Participants ride a 120m-long zipline to the northern side of the gorge before walking a short distance along a scenic platform and zipping back along a second zipline of equal length.

Our spectacular 52m-long suspension bridge, which spans the northern and southern sides of the Graskop Gorge, enables visitors to enjoy spectacular views while standing 70m above the ground.

There are two restaurants on-site, the Life Café and Swing Café, and visitors can also enjoy the community craft centre and some retail therapy.

For more information, visit www.gglc.co.za.

Aquila Collection

The Aquila Collection is a portfolio of Big 5 safari lodges in the Western Cape – situated just outside of Cape Town. The safari collection offers three completely different properties in the Karoo region and offers guests the opportunity to witness wildlife conservation efforts in real life – together with outstanding services and facilities.



IAAPA is the premier trade association representing the diverse and ever-changing attractions industry. For over a century we have connected companies of all sizes, and people of all levels, to provide meaningful experiences for their guests around the world. IAAPA hosts global events and conferences that spread successful ideas and practices. We also provide valuable tools and resources that make all of our businesses smarter, safer, and more profitable while delivering guest experiences that surprise and delight.

Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents leading industry attractions and supplier companies, consultants and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, cruise lines, manufacturers, and suppliers.

Source: https://www.iaapa.org/about-iaapa


Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is an AAVEA Patron as well as a sponsor of AAVEA Virtual 2021.

Rising up as a surreal backdrop to all of Cape Town is the extraordinary Table Mountain, and the state of the art Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will whisk you to the top in a picturesque 5-minute ride. Table Mountain is among the most popular attractions in the world, and it is no surprise that it holds the title as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. And while it’s impressive from pretty much anywhere in the City Bowl, including other Big 6 locations of the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, it’s not until you soar to the top in an exhilarating ride on the cable car, with its rotating floor, that you can truly appreciate its stature, and the incredible city of Cape Town that bustles far below.

Source: https://ctbig6.co.za/big-6-members/table-mountain-cableway/

V&A Waterfront

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean.

The mixed-use property is home to 13 hotels, 500 retail options, and a variety of attractions and activities ranging from the Two Oceans Aquarium to helicopter rides to stand-up paddling on the canal, and many more. Over 80 eateries that include fine dining, fast food, and three food markets. The newest addition is “Makers Landing, a V&A Waterfront Food Community” celebrating SA’s diverse culture through food, and situated at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal.

Along with 22 heritage sites and tourism landmarks is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – the world’s largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The V&A Waterfront offers beautiful public spaces like Battery Park, the new urban park that forms the gateway to the V&A Waterfront, where visitors will enjoy a range of outdoor recreation, entertainment, and retail activities in various levels of public spaces.

The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations and a firm favourite among local Capetonians.


Robben Island Museum

There are few places in South Africa that bear the weight and sheer historical importance of Robben Island, and a trip to the former prison serves as a jarring reminder of the country’s troubled political past. At the same time, it reveals itself as a powerful symbol for the triumph of the human spirit, and offers fascinating insight into the reconciliation and resilience that played such a key role in the development of a new South Africa. From the moment you arrive at the humble island, just a short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront, you’ll feel the impact of this World Heritage Site. A former inmate will guide you while on the island, and you’ll receive unparalleled insight into the significant role that each of the Robben Island’s inmates collectively played throughout apartheid.

Source: https://ctbig6.co.za/big-6-members/robben-island/

Webtickets is SA’s leading ticketing and membership hosting service provider, catering to many of Southern Africa’s biggest and best events, tourism attractions, theatres and more. We pride ourselves in our diverse array of agile online and point of sale solutions. We’ve been at the forefront of ticketing in the Attractions and Tourism industry servicing some of this sector’s biggest names for over decade.

Some of our latest advancements include Subscriptions, Ticket Upgrades, Customer Self-Services, Memberships, Discount Codes and many more useful features and tools currently in use by our clients.

Find out more at www.webtickets.co.za and contact us for a free quote or demo today!



BDO is an international assurance, advisory and tax firm with 1 700 staff in South Africa and is a proudly Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor.

BDO’s Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Specialisation
Regarded as the pre-eminent tourism consultants in Africa and further afield, BDO’s tourism specialist team is based in South Africa but works throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The team has 35 years of unparalleled expertise across a range of tourism industry sectors, servicing a varied client base.

For more information visit, www.bdo.co.za


Semnox is the market leader for technology driven innovative solutions for the entertainment and amusement industry, active in 2000+ sites across 50+ countries. Semnox focusses its solutions on innovative solutions and simplification and automation of key processes, making it easier for the business, and convenient for the customers.

Parafait, the FEC solution from Semnox’s provides an all-in-one solution for FEC & Arcade Management operations which focuses on innovation for complete management of indoor facilities in the entertainment and leisure arena.  It covers all facets of the indoor operations in one integrated system, which includes RFID readers and cards, POS machines, Cashless solutions, Party Bookings, Trampoline Park management, Self-service kiosks, Inventory Management, Food & Beverage Sales, Maintenance and much more.

Tixera is the product from Semnox, specifically focused on Theme Parks, Water Parks and other outdoor attractions. It is the industry’s most comprehensive one-stop-solution focusing on innovation, for the complete venue management. It covers all facets of the park operations in one integrated system, from multi-channel sales, Access Control, OTAs, Cashless Solutions, RFID Lockers, Inventory Management, Food & Beverage Sales, Maintenance and much more!

For more information visit, www.semnox.com