Gavin studied architecture at Pretoria Tech and worked for an architect in South Africa and Mozambique for a number of years. After attending various nature conservation courses in the 1990’s, he became a guide in 1998, with his first tours being three week overland safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He led these trips for a few years then in 2008 completed a ‘Walking with Dangerous Game’ trails course, which resulted in a series of walking safaris in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Gavin is a keen scuba diver, mountain climber and nature lover and his passion for birding grew out of guiding. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with others and now leads tours on a full time basis throughout South Africa.