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  • 15 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Law Student
  • UCT & Stellenbosch University
  • From Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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About Me

Life is about the pursuit of happiness achievable only through knowing oneself. Travel facilitates this journey however painful and difficult the discoveries may be we must accept ourselves in both goodness and disappointment. It is how we grow.

I am a full-time Law student at UCT after completing my undergraduate degree at Stellenbosch University. However, I am not a typical 'lawyer' type person in that I don't take myself very seriously, live spontaneously and love the unknown! Law is only one of the many interests that I have and I hope that my career does not define me (or lead others to misunderstand me).

I have a passion for travel, people and the environment. I love yoga, good books & films and to be outdoors. Red wine & sushi are my absolute favourites (as well as all forms of chocolate and good humour). I am an outgoing person that is comfortable in a crowd, but also needs some 'Lee time' ... quite happy to sit in silence.

I am terrible at spelling, but love to read.
I struggle to run, but enjoy being fit.
I eat anything, but tend not to cook.
I love red wine, but hate binge drinkers.
I am clumsy, but meticulous with my work.
I am passionate, but don't show it.
I love to travel, but also love my home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

First surf was in 2011 in New Zealand and since I try to surf in every country I visit! I believe in connecting with people and sharing local knowledge. It's about the people, not the free accommodation. Since the first experience I have felt it difficult to not incorporate surfing into travel ... whether it be staying with a host or meeting people along the way. Some of my most memorable travel experiences come from the people I have met through CS.

I have recently moved into my own apartment in Cape Town CBD and am finally able to host people! I would prefer females but am open to hosting males if they promise not to be using CS as a dating site. I prefer people aged 19 - 30 years & will host a maximum of two people (I only have one couch).

I am happy to host during the week or on weekends but as I am a full-time student I can only host when I am not in the middle of tests/exams. So message me and we can discuss if it is possible :)


Traveling (duh)
Reading (all sorts!)
Learning about new languages and cultures
Cooking and baking (love food!)
Wine (red!)
Hiking & being in nature.
Art - any & all forms. I love the movies & films!
Sustainable methods ... for everything!

  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • red wine
  • baking
  • yoga
  • running
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • languages
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

- Shantaram
- The Help
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Zanzibar Chest
- The Great Gatsby
- Anything written by Khaled Hosseini

-The Intouchables
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
-The Grand Budapest Hotel
-Fight Club
-Dirty Dancing
-10 Things I Hate About You
-Bad romcoms

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Telling somebody that I loved them even when I had no idea if they knew or loved me back.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would like to learn new languages and try exotic foods - teach me your ways!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share all that I know about my beautiful country & it's rich culture. I'm very passionate and love to talk politics. I am very knowledgeable about Cape Town and have traveling much of Africa so can help you with tips! I like to think I'm a great conversationist so I hope to share this with you :)

If I have time I am very happy to show you around and experience things with you. I love rediscovering my own city so your touristy things may be as much of an adventure to me as they are to you!

You are more than welcome to help yourself to anything in my fridge & shelves. I have a washing machine for your dirty clothes & plenty of bedding for you! If you feel that you want to contribute then you are welcome yo do so. However, I do not expect you to cook for me, bring me gifts or tiptoe around me in any way. You are my guest first and foremost so I would prefer to make sure you are happy and safe above all else.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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