Welcome to South African Students’ Travel Service (SASTS)
SASTS was set up in 1972 to provide affordable travel opportunities for South African students. It was the travel division of NUSAS, the National Union of South African Students, whose activities took root in the days of Apartheid. SASTS has played an integral role in facilitating student and youth travel for over 40 years and is well equipped to help students realise their travel dreams. Working with reputable and internationally recognised partners and being members of international associations. SASTS programmes are run in accordance with guidelines put in place by these international organisations. Over the past 11 years SASTS Working Adventures has branched out to include exciting opportunities for foreign travellers to experience South Africa by implementing Work South Africa, Volunteer South Africa, Groups and High School South Africa.
There are a vast number of interesting volunteer projects available and most of them are in the local communities surrounding and in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Volunteers can make a valuable contribution in many different facets of childcare, teaching, social, environment and medical placements in and around Cape Town. On our Volunteer Programme, participants will stay with local host families and eat the local meals prepared by the family. They also have the option of staying in the City in a Volunteer House and eat in a local restaurant as well as use local minibus transport to their volunteer project. As a not for profit organisation run by staff of the local communities, we have extensive knowledge of the various communities of Cape Town and South Africa which enables us to offer first hand experience and advice of volunteering in the local communities. SASTS will provide a real insight into Cape Town’s culture, history, landscape through orientation and local community placement and provide the opportunity for genuine interaction with the local people.
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