It’s hard to imagine but Fanie used to spend most of his time underwater as a deep-sea diver. His love for nature and specifically South Africa’s indigenous fynbos vegetation had him longing for more time with his head above water and his feet on solid ground.

An impetuous promise years ago to his girlfriend (now wife) in the hopes that she would say yes to his marriage proposal, was also never forgotten and while pregnant with their son they found the perfect piece of land, surrounded by mountains and with plenty of water, and their dream finally became a reality.