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Sneak Peek: Virtual Tour of The Cederberg Oasis VACtravel Weekend!

Some people say, it's like a different planet, but when you land in the Cederberg mountains, you realise you've travelled to a beautiful place on Earth.  Well known for it's dramatic rocky mountain formations, world-class bouldering and rock climbing, ancient rock paintings, and clear evenings full of shooting stars, it's an adventure not to miss! Have a sneak peak tour of The Oasis here. The Oasis: Cederberg, South Africa from Lorin Anderberg on Vimeo. Courtesy [...]

5 Fun Ocean Activities to do on a Sunday in Cape Town

The week has flown by and now the weekend is your playground!  The ocean is paradise here, so recharge every Sunday with our Cape Town ocean activities list to add to your bucket list. Big Bay We've put together a list of some of our favourite things to do on a Sunday in and around Cape Town that will kickstart your internship week with positive energy! Dive in! Cape Town's coastline is a [...]

Get to Know: Anna K. Anderson and Her Insider Tips of Cape Town

 Interview of VACorps team member,  Anna K. Anderson  Favourite Cape Town beach? ​ ​ Boulders Beach on a weekday when no one else is there and you can swim with the penguins by yourself 🙂   Your favourite place to get a drink in Cape Town? At our brewery, Drifter, in Woodstock or else Door 221 on Bree Street makes amazing cocktails. ​Where do you like to go for a weekend getaway? That is too [...]

VACorps End of Year Highlights

  Year after year, VACorps interns experience incredible life-changing moments in their professional placements in Cape Town.  We've had an amazing year with fantastic people exploring future careers and contributing to fantastic local projects. These international internships truly shape rest of your lives forever. You can read some of VACorps first-hand internship experiences here.  With the VACorps program, our interns & team travel and explore some amazing destinations.  We are predicting a fantastic start to 2016 with new exciting internships & [...]

By |December 31st, 2015|VACorps News|

5 Things To Add To Your Cape Town, South Africa Summer Bucket List

Summer solstice has come!  For those of us in Cape Town, we are in full-swing of the city's beauty & splendor.  Interns are on holiday which leaves space for exploring, adventure and ticking off things to do on their bucket list.   We know there are incredible beaches and natural surroundings to see, but want to try some quirky fun ways to see and experience Cape Town like a local? Check out this list of amazing things to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|VAC Travel|

Your Essential Packing List for your VACorps Cape Town Internship

You've bought your flights.  You've told all your friends and family you're interning abroad in the most beautiful city in the world.  So what's next?  Start preparing and begin packing your bags!   Our VACorps intern, Ashley Roth, from USA, was kind enough to lend her two cents to prospective interns on what she did to land well prepared in The Mother City - Cape Town. Here's what she had to say: Preparation and Packing [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|VAC Travel|

VACorps intern Spotlight: Adrian Kerester – Marine Conservation

What is it like to be a VACorps intern in Cape Town's summer and spend your days at the Two Oceans Aquarium?  Adrian Kerester, from San Francisco, made two videos to share a glimpse of her experience over six weeks. Before she left today, she shared some highlights with us.  She met the famous, Otto, the hawksbill turtle, that was released back into the wild Atlantic Ocean last week after months of rehabilitation.  She also told us [...]

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