Thobs is currently studying personal training via HFPA. He matriculated from Maritzburg College in 2009. Thobs is a rugby enthusiast who is enjoys all forms of sport. He has previously represented KwaZulu-Natal schools athletics and played 2nd team rugby at Maritzburg College. After school he attended Johannesburg University where he continued to improve his rugby playing in the U19A/B and U21A teams. He is currently playing rugby for the UKZN 2nd team and has been called up to play for the 1st team on a few occasions. Thobs has 2 younger brothers at Cordwalles who are both very committed in the classroom and with extra mural activities. Mholi is in Grade 4 and Mhleli in Grade 9 at Kearsney College.