Andrew Ziffo's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 4 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Andrew’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Self-employed business owner
  • 90% of a BA at the University of Cape Town, it was good b...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To complete this long form


I am an ex-long term backpacker with itchy feet. I moved to Cape Town from Canada when I was 10 years old, and grew up in South Africa during the apartheid years, which was difficult but also inspiring when change came.

I consider myself fortunate to have got to 37 without having to work for anyone except myself. I had a music shop, own half a language school which teaches English to foreign students, and now run a web site company. I don't see myself as a business person though, I want to travel and be creative and share great experiences with good people.


life seems pretty random to me, but we might as well make the most of it

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


For now I would like to offer a room in my house to friendly travellers and perhaps show them a bit of Cape Town. Next year I hope to cycle across Europe and get to meet many more people.


I am a couch surfing virgin, so curious and excited to have my first experience!


music, history, news, sport, reading, art, people, plants, penguins, spaghetti and socks

  • arts
  • running
  • shopping
  • news
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • sports
  • business
  • history
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

charles mingus, nick drake, beethoven, funkadelic, james brown, bob dylan, radiohead
peter carey, jm coetzee, dickens, graham greene, gabriel garcia marquez, rené goscinny

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I trekked by myself into the mountains of Lesotho when I was 16 years old, and stayed in rural villages with local people. This gave me a love of travel to places away from the normal tourist routes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Botswana, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, South Africa

Old School Badges

  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Andrew’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups