Adri Burger was the youngest of 9 children. She was born in Meyerton and raised in the Cullinan district. She went to school in Bronkhorstspruit and Pretoria. She is an avid reader and cruciverbalist and wanted to have only one reference work with which she could complete her crosswords. It was from this idea that she first compiled the Die moeg-gesoek blokraaigids
. She now lives in Sasolburg, she sews too and already has ten grandchildren.