Weekly program activities in Cape Town

The VACorps internship program provides opportunities for you to explore the city and local culture of Cape Town outside of your daily internship work. The following is an overview of our weekly program activity schedule. Please note that your participation in the following activities is covered by the VACorps program fee (participation is optional).

Weekly Meet-Ups

Every week we travel to a different location in Cape Town to give you a unique view of the city and its beautiful culture. This will also give you the opportunity to meet and network with other program participants.

Our staff announces the week’s activity every Tuesday, as we must take weather conditions into account when planning each excursion.

Some popular activities include; surfing, hiking, wine tasting, volunteering at community gardens, attending a play/show, sunset cruises in Table Bay Harbour, and more. See our galleries on Facebook to view photos from past excursions.

Monday Culture Series

On Monday evenings, we offer a one-hour culture class. The culture series covers topics such as an introduction into the Xhosa language (one of the most commonly spoken languages in the Western Cape), South African food and the tradition it represents, ceremonial traditions surrounding occasions such as weddings and funerals, beading traditions and customs and traditional dancing/performance.

The culture series offers a platform for interns to engage with and learn about the diversity of culture that we have in Cape Town. Private Xhosa language lessons are also available.