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  • 27 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2012
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  • University of South Africa
  • From Evander, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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About Me

I’m half of a gay couple living in Cape Town, South Africa. I worked in systems design at a University but currently redefining my life. My partner a medical doctor. We enjoy meeting interesting people and experiencing how the locals live while we travel.

Do unto others as you want done to yourself. And have fun. You only live once.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

As a means to meet people and make friends. To learn more about places I want to visit, and to be informed about why it would be great to visit places I have never considered before. To connect with fellow travelers.


I like to be active. I enjoy swimming, hiking, weight training, running, etc. Also into art, architecture, history, reading fiction and non-fiction, watching movies and tv-series, traveling, gardening, meeting new people, entertaining friends, enjoying good food and, very importantly, enjoying good wine ;).

  • arts
  • culture
  • architecture
  • dining
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • marathon
  • running
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • movies
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

I like most kinds of music from classical through to alternative, rock and pop. Love Beethoven, Nirvana and Lady Gaga ... lol. I read a lot, fiction and non-fiction. I love Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett's books and am on a mission to read all the world's great classic works. I'm very much into sci-fi movies and tv-series, but also dramas, thrillers and more. My favorite movie of all was The Shawshank Redemption.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Can you really put down only one thing? Ran the Comrades Ultramarathon and finished it several times. Bungi-jumped off the Bloukrans Bridge in Eastern Cape, the Highest in Southern Hemisphere. Visiting the Victoria Falls was a highlight of my life, as was scuba diving and snorkeling the coral reefs off Mozambique and Zanzibar. New Year's in Rio was amazing too!

Teach, Learn, Share

To learn about other people and their cultures and also their opinions on various places and issues. Also to teach a little about my own culture and history and to generally share good times with our friends where possible, enjoying meals together, going for drinks, or just chatting until late.

What I Can Share with Hosts

We can't host people at the moment since our place is too small, but if you are traveling to Cape Town we would love to meet and hang out. I could show you around or give great advice on where to go and what to do.

We enjoy sharing knowledge about our Country, South Africa. I’ve travelled extensively in SA and can try to help with information and advice.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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