Matthew grew up in Camps Bay and started surfing at the local beach from a young age, from there he started exploring both the west and east coast of South Africa with family and friends. Discovering the many beautiful bays and beaches along our coastline he quickly developed an urge to explore and travel South Africa as a young adult.
After completing school he was conscripted to the army for two years under the previous regime. Just two months after being released from his National Service, Matthew was present on the Grand Parade on 11th February 1990 when Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after just being released from twenty seven years in prison. Matthew could feel that change was in the air and became excited to see what the future would hold for a new South Africa.
Four years later South Africa had its first democratic elections and suddenly the doors opened to the world with an influx of international tourists starting to visit our shores. After running the family gym business for ten years he was persuaded by a family friend and doyen of the local tourism industry to become a tourist guide due to his love of nature and outgoing personality.
After completing his studies Matthew took to guiding naturally and is always enthusiastic to show people this wonderful country which he has explored from a very early age.