Alwyn Viljoen

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Publishing editor
  • University and farm life
  • From Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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About Me


Being a fantastic dad


Likes? Villages, home-brewed beer, noses.
Dislikes? Queues, hotels. Loathes? Airports.
Job? I wirte...wrtie... WRITE! for a living.
Passion? Getting people to read.


Three rules for a good trip: Get a native guide. Make your bed before sunset. Eat the native food. (And pack immodium)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I give you hot shower, fast email, fantastic local food and some wine or 'shine, with expert advice on the next leg of the journey.


CS a wonderful way to meet likemindeds in strange cities.


Show me everything behind the next horizon.

Music, Movies, and Books

I read compulsively, listen to any group with a live drummer at least once, but as for movies, cut to the chase.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My Testarossa, the birth of our boy, racing on horseback against languid giraffes, ghost hunting, being chased up a tree by black rhino, the Nissan GT-R, compiling a tripe safari, 1975 KWV Roodeberg wine, being published in hardback, soft rain in the Kalahari desert.

Teach, Learn, Share

Dream in detail, it happens - eventually. Do unto others what you want yourself, it returns - soon.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Botswana, China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Swaziland, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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