Corlius Jooste

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch, German, Nepali
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Filmmaker, photographer, Himalaya trek leader, 4x4 Overla...
  • MFA Film - Boston Univ USA, BA Art History & Eng - Univ o...
  • From Pretoria, South Africa
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About Me


meeting honest people who are immersed in this complex changing world


About myself:
Right now I'm traveling across the USA in a camper van - total for 6 months maybe 9000 to 10 000 miles. On 1 October 2015 I've done around 5000 miles.

I founded the Pretoria branch of CS .

I'm an adventurer and artist - exploring the inner and outer worlds. Finding metaphors for experiences and turning them 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. It is great to interact with locals or to host 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. There I stayed with wonderful people. And then in South Africa I've hosted individuals, couples and groups from Europe, the Middle East and South America who were as much fun. They reaffirmed my faith in humanity (sometimes a difficult thing if you live in SA). We had good times!


Creative bohemian persuits: Art & documentary photography , Art & documentary films, Theatre, Literature,

Mountaineering, 4x4 Overlanding, Adventure motorcycle touring

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Unbearable Lightness of Being, Tierra, Sacrifice, Three Colours Blue, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Buffalo 66, Pieces of April and about 200 others ...

Music: Alt J, 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, film making, trekking, 4x4 driving techniques, campervan conversion

What I Can Share with Hosts

A guaranteed good time exchanging stories from experiences all over the world :)

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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