About Wild Web Africa

Wim Vorster

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After finishing school in Pretoria (South Africa), Wim undertook his National diploma in Nature Conservation at the Tshwane University of Technology. He did his “in-service” training in the Natal midlands, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and the National Zoological gardens of South Africa.

Keen to continue with his studies Wim then completed his B-tech degree in Nature conservation. Intrigued by the secretive brown hyaena (Hyaena brunnea) Wim chose its social structure and feeding ecology as the topic for his research project.

Starting work at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve bordering the world famous Kruger National Park as a field guide, Wim was further promoted as Head ranger at Earth Lodge. During his stay at Sabi Sabi Wim completed his Field Guides Association of southern Africa’s (FGASA) level 1, 2 & 3 qualifications and discovered a true passion for predators & wildlife photography.

Magdel Vorster

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Fresh out of school Magdel took up studies in marketing and photography while she managed a photographic lab in Pretoria, and that’s also where she met Wim. Due to her upbringing on “bush” schools in South Africa, and her love for photography she and Wim shared a common interest & passion for the outdoors.

Without hesitating she joined him as a field guide at the world famous Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve where she fine-tuned her passion for nature, photography and also completed her FGASA level 1 qualification.

Together they then joined Thanda Private Game Reserve in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, where Wim held the position of Safari manager and Magdel as Assistant lodge manager. They had a challenging time of getting a relatively new establishment of to a great start.

In 2006 they moved to Botswana’s Okavango Delta to work for Sanctuary Retreats as camp managers, eventually returning to the concrete jungle of Pretoria after their contract expired.

As a well qualified and experienced safari guide and wildlife photographer Wim started doing freelance photographic safari’s to various wilderness destinations in southern Africa.

They both have a great love for wildlife films & documentaries and decided to follow their dream and enrolled in the Natural History Unit Africa’s ‘Wildlife Filmmaking’ course that was held, for the first time, in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.

Shortly after completing the film course they were sent to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve to film a family of meerkats in 3D for WildEarth.TV

The meerkat project ended in July 2013 and Wim started at Aquavision TV productions as wildlife cameraman & Magdel is working on various short productions as freelance video editor.

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