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Corlius Jooste

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch, Dutch, German, Nepali
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Filmmaker, photographer, lecturer
  • MFA Film - Boston Univ USA, BA Art H...
  • From Pretoria, South Africa
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About Me


meeting honest people who are immersed in this complex changing world


About myself:
I am the founder of the Pretoria branch of CS.

I'm a libertarian adventurer and artist - exploring the inner and outer worlds. Finding metaphors for these experiences and turning it into narrative.

I also lead Himalaya trekking expeditions and 4x4 overland tours in Southern Africa . But I can sit in one spot for a long time and just be. Maybe most of all I love a wild party with spirited people conversing in philosophical undertones!


living is everything, mere existing is not an option! magic happens when you care ...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Magic is created when the right elements mix in the right context. There's nothing nicer than interacting with locals or hosting foreigners and listening to their stories and maybe find common ground.


I joined CouchSurfing in 2010 just before I went on a journey across Northern Europe in order to find a producer for two film projects I plan to shoot in South Africa. This far I met wonderful people who added quality to my experience. And reaffirmed my faith in humanity (sometimes a difficult thing if you live in SA). I've been hosted by 3 people in Europe who were really great. And I hosted a few individuals, couples and groups from Europe, the Middle East and South America which were as much fun. We had good times!


Art films (especially French and Spanish), photography ( Art & documentary), meaningful Fine Arts (not solipsist dabblings), Performing Arts (especially street theater and theater of the absurd), Literature, Rock and World music, Mountaineering, 4x4 Overlanding

Music, Movies & Books

art movies: Unbearable Lightness of Being, Tierra, Sacrifice, Three Colours Blue, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and about 200 others
real music: Waterboys, Anour Brahem, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Albeniz, Patti Smith and about 400 others
books: Jitterbug Perfume, Siddharta, The Snow Leopard, Lord of the Flies. Krishnamurti, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut

One Amazing Thing I've Done

feeding a vulture in mid air while paragliding in the Himalaya

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: storytelling, photography, filmmaking, trekking, 4x4 driving techniques

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Burundi, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, San Marino, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa, United States

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