Bruce grew up on a plot of farmland in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after which he moved down to Cape Town to study and major in politics, philosophy and economics. His passion for the bush always shone through and he continuously found himself in the outdoors either hiking, running, canoeing or fishing. It was only a matter of time until he made his way to the Lowvveld, the traditional South African bushveld, and Londolozi was top of his list of places to apply to further continue his dream and passion of guiding.