Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number of wilderness courses and traveled wildly, before returning to Stellenbosch to complete a BComm degree at the town university.
After attempting to pursue a career as a professional golfer, Alex eventually decided that the bush was where his heart really lay, and applied for the Londolozi Ranger Training course. Alex’s particular passion is birds, and he continues to push the birding standards of his peers.