Every day, imagine meeting new people in various offices, shaking hands with managing directors & doctors, and learning about NGO’s and companies across Cape Town.   This is a glimpse into the day of VACorps’ Operation Manager, Andrew Ndwanya.  Since 2011, he’s also been supporting international interns with insider tips, local knowledge, and cultural excursions of his hometown: Cape Town, South Africa.  His adventure and smile doesn’t stop there.  Read more about him below!  Have other questions for him? Ask away!

 What is your favourite South African meal every intern should try?

I like Xhosa traditional meals.

Try Pap & Umngqusho (Samp and beans).

Where are two places you would like to visit in South Africa that you haven’t been to yet?

I have travelled to almost every city in South Africa!  The only place I haven’t visited that I would still like to visit would be Springbok, (the only part of South Africa I haven’t traveled to.)

A favorite VACorps travel memory is

The VACtravel trips to Mozambique

3 money-saving travel tips I use are…

Stay at backpackers (hostels)

Travel with a group and come on VACtravel trips!

Choose reasonable local restaurants

Your favourite place to dance in Cape Town?

Cubana in Green Point, 9 Somerset Rd.

Three words or phrases in Xhosa every intern should leave knowing . . .

Molo

Ninjani

Enkosi

Want to know what that means?  Come to our free VACorps program Xhosa lessons

Prepare before you come if you will be at a Xhosa speaking site.

Your next adventure is . . .

I will be traveling to Mauritius very soon!!

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview

 

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview

 

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview

 

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview

 

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview

 

Andrew Ndwanya VACorps Cape Town Interview