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  • 16 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Italian, Xhosa
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Self-employed
  • University - Postgrad
  • From Cape Town, South Africa
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About Me


| Live simply, so others may simply live |


I'm a very sociable and fun-loving guy and enjoy travels and new experiences. I have an appreciation and love of life, am adventurous, spontaneous and open-minded and always up for meeting people from all over the world!

Love to be a part of new things, whether exploring new horizons, climbing new mountains, volunteering somewhere, travelling into the unknown or just hanging out with fellow travellers.

Really enjoy the outdoors, hiking, wildlife and everything and anything to do with the sea!

Always enjoy sharing travel stories and tips and knowledge of our world with other travellers and I am always willing to help others.

I am a positive, kind and patient person with a happy outlook on life. I am interested, curious and wanting to find out more about other people, cultures and the world.

Really enjoy immersing myself in a place and experiencing it's culture, people, traditions, language, food and vibe!

You'll find me chasing the sun!


"If everyone in the world saw themselves as individuals whose actions have an effect on global commons we would be half-way to healing the environment..."

Do something good with your life, be involved and be inspired! Grasp what is around you and take it all in! Life is short, live it! Only you set your limits and the only limitation you have is your imagination. Be a traveller and not a tourist, see beyond what is right in front of you. Try new things and meet new people.

In the words of Gandalf:
"the world is not in your books and maps, it'€™s out there"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Always willing to host if I can, and will help anyone out with anything I can when in Cape Town!

Really enjoy sharing knowledge, advice, tips and special places Cape Town has to offer with other travellers!

If you like I can help you out with advice on cool local spots, activities, interesting places to see off of the general tourist map and travel in other Southern African countries.


Have had great experiences and adventures through Couchsurfing! Met some awesome people that I'm sure I will know and stay friendly with for years to come.

I will always offer to host if I can and always up for meeting fellow travellers.

I haven't couchsurfed that much myself yet, but have had awesome experiences when I have. Have stayed in some great places, met amazing people and have had adventures of a lifetime!

Somehow I've always had crazy adventures and 'surfed' in beds, hammocks, bath tubs and the on the floor. Slept in airports, trains, cars, buses and boats. Stayed under the sky, on the beach, and out in the wild... And I've loved it!

Always keen for new Couchsurfing experiences!


The natural world, geography, environmentalism, history, travel, people and cultures, human civilisation, cultural geography, urbanisation, architecture, languages, sustainable practices, renewable energy, food security, art, design, photography, surfing, sailing, sports, music, printed media

  • wildlife
  • birds
  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • architecture
  • design
  • photography
  • environment
  • dining
  • partying
  • boating
  • traveling
  • cars
  • socializing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • cartography
  • communications
  • teaching
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Ranges from The Eagles, Rodriguez and Jimi Hendrix to Hot Chip, The Knife and Groove Armada.
I'm a complete house cat... give me some house, disco, tech-house and anything along those lines and I'm there!
Enjoy chilling to the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, The Antlers, M. Craft and Blue Foundation
Open to giving anything a listen and enjoy something new.
Huge fan of music from the 60s!

Can't say I watch a lot of movies or TV but am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. Also like Fight Club, Shutter Island, Man on Fire and Pan's Labyrinth.
I'm usually more into documovies like Urbanized, Food Inc. etc.

Usually read books on architecture, green technologies, travel, sustainable design etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Always enjoy the small things in life but there are those times when something really special and exciting happens...

Diving in the Red Sea at reefs near Hurghada, Egypt

Watching Mount Etna erupt in the middle of the night while partying on a boat on seas of Sicily, Italy.

Floating down the river in Stanford in the middle of the night gazing up at the stars

Watching an incredible sunset, full moon rise and lunar eclipse from the top of Lion's Head in Cape Town.

Surfing with my brother at Muizenberg in Cape Town and being completely surrounded by dolphins and their calves.

Saving African penguins and other seabirds while working at SANCCOB (The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds)

Looking over Hvar town and distant islands from the Spanish Fortress at sunset in Hvar, Croatia

Teach, Learn, Share

Really enjoy sharing knowledge with people,everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student. Always keen exchange ideas and knowledge

I'll take you / teach you how to surf if you want.

Very willing to share travel stories, tips and advice. Locally I can offer my knowledge about Cape Town, South Africa and some of Southern Africa.

Know some good hiking routes on some of our great mountains in Cape Town. Always up for taking others on a hiking trip.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lesotho, Namibia, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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