Steyn was born in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He grew up on a Family farm in the Limpopo Bushveld, where his love for nature and his passion for hunting started. After finishing high school in Pietersburg and his agricultural studies in the Mpumalanga province, Steyn started his hunting career as a problem animal control manager, in an area called Malaladrift next to the Limpopo River bordering Zimbabwe. Shortly after he left Malaladrift he qualified as a professional hunter and he amplified his experience in the hunting of plains as well as dangerous game in both South Africa and Mozambique. Steyn is an extrovert and a people's person with a lot of patience and determination when it comes to finding that special trophy.