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  • 16 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Japanese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Photographer
  • Bachelors degree in Finance.
  • From Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Reflecting on all the amazing adventures and travels I've been lucky enough to experience.


Hey fellow surfers and hosts,

Im a well-travelled guy from the most beautiful city in the world... Cape Town, South Africa. I decided to hit the road after university seeking truth and new experiences. My friends call me curious George. I talk alot, laugh alot, and walk alot. I am interested in most things, and I like to learn new things. I get along with everyone as long as they are nice. I love animals, especially dogs. Dogs are awesome. I like to cook and I don't smoke. I love taking photos. It is what I was born to do. Other than that I try to hit the beach as often as possible and try watch the sunset everyday.


Life is a book, those who dont travel only read a page. Im trying to read the entire book.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been hosted a few times - by people who I now call my great friends. Waiting to get my own apartment/house one day when I can too start hosting :) Im currently in Cape Town so will be happy to meet up or show your around if I am not working. I also participate also by letting people with good vibes know about the community introducing them to CS. Great to see them making new friends through it!


Travelled with some CS'ers, been hosted a number of times by some really amazing people, and always meeting random CS'ers along the way! It is really a great community with like-minded people!


Photography, travelling, nature, sports, hiking, camping, islands, mountains, cars, animals, business, investing, property, yachts, stand up comedy, philosophy, psychology, politics, music, games, movies, im interested in most things... anything except that reality star people/celebrity crap.

  • animals
  • dogs
  • fish
  • arts
  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • red wine
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • cars
  • investing
  • music
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • swimming
  • business
  • psychology
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

- Into the Wild, Ultimate Survivor, Topgear, How I met you Mother, The Beach, Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, Old School, Ace Ventura, Gladiator, Troy, Pursuit of happyness, Game of Thrones.
- The Alchemist, The Secret, The Monk who sold his Ferrari, The Bible.
- Eddie Vedder, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Muse, Coldplay, The Cranberries, Bob, Psytrance, Electro

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Himalayas! Seeing Mount Everest! Taj Mahal! Catching my 1st fish on the Orange River and sleeping under a blanket of stars, Shanti vibes in Nagarkot, Thrashing a scooter up a Pokhara mountain, taking part in the Art of Living course, backpacking Thailand, riding quadbikes around Greek Islands, swimming in Krka national park, hiking Crystal Pools in Cape Town, shark-cage diving!! epic eurotrip- exploring Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris, Prague, Hamburg, Berlin... partying in the best clubs in Istanbul, sleeping in a Felluca and swimming in the Nile, seeing mummies and the mask of Tutankahmum in Egypt, diving the red sea, having amazing roadtrip to Pelion in Greece, going on Safari in South Africa, enjoying the island life in the Maldives, exploring Sydney, having awesome weekend away in Margeret River wines and beaches, having epic roadtrip from LA to San Fran to Vegas, seeing Grand Canyon and Cirque du Soleil.. so many more!

Teach, Learn, Share

"Trust me
It's Paradise
This is where the hungry come to feed
For mine is a generation that circles the globe
in search of something we haven't tried before
so never refuse an invitation
never resist the unfamiliar
never fail to be polite
and never outstay your welcome

just keep your mind open and
suck in the experience
and if it hurts
you know what... it's probably worth it

i still believe in paradise
but now at least i know it's not some place you can look for
cause it's not where you go
it's how you feel for a moment in your life
and if you find that moment it lasts forever"

- Richard, The Beach

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some great photography tips, some awesome South African spirit and a whole bunch of stories.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United States

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