Lyndon Metembo was raised in Willowmore in the Eastern Cape before moving to Cape Town to complete his Bachelors in Social Science majoring in Sociology and Psychology at UCT. A chance encounter assisting in painting a creché in Browns Farm Phillipi led him to working with H.O.P.E. Africa (The Social Development arm of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). He later ended up in agriculture by becoming a Ethical Trade Auditor for and independent firm that conducted audits for major commercial buyers in Europe. Even though it was not love at first sight, it was obvious to him that agriculture offers numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs and if done right to create employment.