Dekseltjie Steyn's home town is in the beautiful Hex Valley, Western Cape, South Africa, about 125 km from Cape Town. She is married to Pieter Steyn and
they have four sons.
She graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth (since 2005 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and started her teaching career in Walvis Bay, Namibia. After returning to South Africa she studied part time while teaching kindergarten and heading a pre-primary school. Dekseltjie subsequently graduated from the University of South Africa with a Higher Diploma in Pre-primary as well as a Further Diploma in Education (Early Years.) She has a master’s degree in counselling.
Dekseltjie started her international teaching career in 2001.
Dekseltjie enjoys hiking and in her free time likes to play piano or do various handcrafts.