Mozambique- Kruger Adventures

We have some AWESOME trips planned to the country of Mozambique and the Kruger National Park this year. In this blog we will give you an overview of the places visited, activities on offer, costs involved etc. Mozambique is one of the southeast African countries bordering the top of South Africa. The country was a [...]

Mozambique & Kruger Adventure 2017

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous It was once again time for the VAC staff and interns to embark on the epic journey from Johannesburg to the beautiful country of Mozambique. Our 10-day adventure started at O. R Tambo International Airport where we began the 6-hour [...]

Andrew Mandla Ndwanya, our Operations Manager shares his local knowledge with VACorps

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Heritage Day – Celebrating the Rainbow Nation

South Africa is famously known as the 'rainbow nation,' boasting a wide range of diverse cultures, traditions, and beliefs from throughout Africa and the world. Every 24th of September South Africa celebrates Heritage Day or as many have dubbed - Braai (BBQ) Day. This national holiday started in Kwazulu-Natal and was formerly known as Shaka [...]

The Land of Coconuts – Mozambique

At 4:30am on the morning of July 9th, our crew of 24 adventurers crept out of Observatory, Cape Town and began our journey to Mozambique. The trip was full of relaxing on the blissful beaches, snorkelling with enormous whale sharks, car ride singing (or if you were in Sean's van then podcast learning), exploring the local culture, [...]

The Extraordinary Tale of Joshua Penny on Table Mountain

Here in Cape Town, the towering presence of Table Mountain creates a kind of special energy in everyday activities. It also can provide a respite from the rigors of city life, and the honking cars below give way to pure, clean air and solitude up top. Towards the end of the 18th century, one American sailor [...]

Updates from the road: Wild Coast 2014

For this week’s post we’re coming live from Coffee Bay as we near the end of our 8-day Wild Coast adventure with a group of our interns. Throughout the year, VACorps interns have the option of coming on one of five overland trips with VAC Travel that not only allow you to see more of [...]