Adriaan completed is Matric at Hottentots Holland High School in Somerset West in 1986. After completing his National Service, he obtained a B.Comm Management Accountancy degree at Stellenbosch in 1992. Adriaan then joined Coopers and Lybrand and completed his Accountancy Articles in 1995 during which time he obtained a B.Compt Honours Degree in Accountancy.
After a 3 year working holiday in Europe where Adriaan worked in the Financial Services industry in London, he returned in 1999 and worked as an accountant at Old Mutual Asset Managers for two years. In 2002 Adriaan qualified as I stock broker.
But in 2003 Adriaan started getting involved in Property Development and did his first property development called Shiraz in Stellenbosch with a partner. It was a 24 flat development in Welgevonden. He subsequently was involved in the development and sale of 35 plot and plan houses in Welgevonden Estate, Stellenbosch. Since then Adriaan has done various building projects, from building new houses to renovating existing properties.