To remain one of Cape Town’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr Van der Velde knows how important it is to balance his personal interests with his work life.

“Outside of my work life, my children and partner take first place, “ he says. “In Cape Town, we are fortunate to be able to revel in the active lifestyle that this unique city can offer. We regularly enjoy surfing, kite-boarding, rock climbing, sailing, cycling and paddling.”