Ian’s heritage is a mixture of German and English. His mother’s family came to Africa in the 1820’s while his father’s family moved out to Namibia after the Second World War. Ian grew up in the mountainous farming district of Eglin where his passion for the outdoors was given free reign. He did his schooling in Cape Town and later studying business at Stellenbosch University before going on to discover his true calling as a Wilderness Guide. Ian is a gifted Wildlife Photographer, passionate Ornithologist who has authored two children books on conservation. When not on safari he lives in the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, where he is an active member of the local bird club and spends most of his spare time involved in local conservation projects aimed at improve the habitat of birding sites in the area.