Robert Nienaber was born in Windhoek in Namibia on the 22nd of February 1979. He grew up and went to school in Windhoek, and thereafter he studied in South Africa, mainly in Cape Town, and he fell in love with the city. After he finished his first degree, he moved back to Windhoek, where he was lucky enough to be employed at Arebbusch Travel Lodge. More recently he was privileged enough to be able to start his own businesses, while still remaining involved with Arebbusch Travel Lodge. These new businesses have a footprint in both South Africa and Namibia. Some of these new businesses are headquartered in Cape Town, and he now moves between Windhoek and Cape Town frequently.