Paul was born in Cape Town in 1991 and raised by his grandmother in Nababeep, a town in Northern Cape, South Africa.
He fondly remembers overturning rocks to look for scorpions and snakes as a toddler – an enchantment with fauna and flora that lasted through school and moved him to participate in a two-week hike to Cederberg Wilderness in Grade 10.
As a talented athlete he enrolled for a degree in Sports Science, but he set it aside for a two-year Advanced Nature Guiding and Conservation Course at Bhejane Nature Training, completing various FGASA modules while gaining guiding experience on the Elephant Coast, in Drakensberg, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.
Paul is an avid birder with a growing life list which he plans to expand along with his knowledge of animal behaviour, snorkeling, diving and photography. He thoroughly enjoys sharing the sightings of leopards and vast bird and tree species with guests at Sabi Sand Reserve.