The Bloemfontein native injured his hand on his Munster debut against Newport Gwent Dragons but, despite that early setback, the 24-year-old has settled well in Ireland.
Van den Heever resumed training with his team-mates on Tuesday after a week off as preparations begin for next Saturday's PRO12 clash against Treviso at Thomond Park.
Find out more about the powerful winger below.
Name: Gerhard van den Heever
Favourite Food: My fiancés cooking
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: Piet Byleveld - An Afrikaans book about a famous South African detective.
Favourite TV programmes: 2 and a Half Men, Suits and How I Met Your Mother
Favourite Films: Mostly comedies - Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers
Favourite Actors: Will Ferrell and Robert De Niro
Most enjoyable holiday location: Stilbaai in South Africa
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: My fiancé, Braai (a barbecue) and a Swiss army knife.
Favourite sports other than rugby: Athletics and Golf
Sportsperson you admire most: Tiger Woods
Hobbies: Golf, sight-seeing and spending time with friends and family.
Where and when did you first play rugby: Started in Bloemfontein played trails for our grade 1 team.
Biggest influence on career: My dad
Best career advice you were given: We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
What do you like most about being a rugby player: The best feeling is when you can pick up that trophy at the end of the final and just get that satisfaction of a job well done in your heart.
What do you like least about being a rugby player: Probably preparing yourself for the season as a team and not performing to your best standards, letting the team and yourself down. That's got to be the worst.
Other sports that you played: Athletics at school, I ran the 110 m Hurdles.
Best rugby memory: Making my Super Rugby debut, and being part of the team to win the Super Rugby and Currie Cup.
Sporting events you would most like to attend: The World Cup, the Olympic games and an F1 Grand Prix.
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: Warren Buffett- maybe he could slip me a few tricks of the trade; Michael McIntyre - never a dull moment and The Great Gatsby - it'll end up in one hell of a party.