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  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Photographer/ Casting Agent/Documentary Filmmaker
  • University Graduate
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


To meet people from around the world, learn a bit about their culture, and share travel experiences.


Having travelled extensively myself, I realise how valuable a personal contact in a city can be.I live in the beautiful leafy suburb of Gardens in Cape Town, about three blocks from trendy Long Street, Cape Town's nightlife district. My Italian heritage has blessed me with a passionate, lively nature - nothing I do is done half-heartedly. I am renouned for my cooking skills, and regularly have groups of friends over for large plates of tasty food from all corners of the world. I have in the past produced and directed 10 documentary films - titles include LOVE FOOLS?, CULTURECLASH, CAPE OF RAPE, WHITE WORKING CLASS and "nudecapetown". I was known as a controversial filmmaker on the cutting edge of social documentary production.

Now I am focussed on my other passion - photography, shooting mainly fashion and art. Check out to see my work.

I also own Central Castings, the oldest casting agency in South Africa, so life gets pretty hectic on productions during summer.

A new venture of mine is - I have three classic VW campers from the 70's which I hire out to tourists :)

At present I share my home with my girlfriend Akhona, my cats Sabrina and Sheba and my dog Phoebe .


Life is an adventure to be lived from day to day. I enjoy meeting people from diverse cultures and gaining an insight into their daily lives and philosophies.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been hosting surfers quite frequently in recent years, and really enjoy listening to traveller's tales - being a storyteller of note myself :)


Having hosted over 30 couchsurfers in Cape Town, and having surfed myself in three countries, I can honestly say that I have experienced a positive outcome around 95% of the time. I've learned a lot from listening to the experiences of fellow travellers, and I've tried to share my experience of travelling with others as well. It's been great!


Photography, filmmaking, art, music, travel.
Check out my websites:

  • cats
  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • fashion
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • film making
  • dining
  • cooking
  • nightlife
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sunset at Ankor Wat in Cambodia

What I Can Share with Hosts

Lots of travel stories, insight into South African culture and politics, a good meal :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Réunion, South Korea, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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