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Meet Wim and Mags......
two nature lovers with a passion for visual art

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Wim Vorster
Wildlife cameraman, photographer and guide

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Mags Vorster
Media manager and assisting editor

About Us

Wim Vorster

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 time at Sabi Sabi Wim also completed his FGASA (Field Guides Association of southern Africa) level 1, 2 & 3 qualifications and discovered a true passion for predators & wildlife photography.

Mags Vorster

Fresh out of school Magdel took up studies in marketing and photography while she managed a photographic lab in Pretoria, and that’s also when & 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.

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 guiding qualification.

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Together they then joined the newly established Thanda Private Game Reserve in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, where Wim held the position of safari manager and Magdel as assistant lodge manager.

In 2006 they moved to the Okavango Delta in Botswana to work for Sanctuary Retreats as relief 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 safaris 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 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 one success lead to another. Wim and Magdel joined Aquavision TV Productions in Johannesburg as cameraman and development coordinator respectively.

At Aquavision Wim filmed mostly in 4K with a Sony F55 camera using various Canon and Fujinon cine zoom lenses. His work can be seen in these productions: “The Gang series” (Animal Planet) “Caught in the Act S6” (Nat Geo Wild) “Brothers in Blood: Lions of Sabi Sands” (Discovery International) “African Rivers Wild” (Animal Planet)

March 2016 Wim & Mags moved to Maun where they joined the NHFU Botswana team – Wim as wildlife camera operator and Mags as media manager & edit assistant. Mags and Wim worked on two NHFU productions, “Savage Kingdom: Uprising” in 2016 for Nat Geo Wild and “The Flood” for National Geographic in 2017.

Wim & Mags both entered the freelance market in January 2018, Mags as media manager, editor and wildlife photographic guide and Wim as wildlife camera operator, qualified commercial drone pilot (South Africa & Botswana) and wildlife photographic guide.

They are currently based at Mashatu Game Reserve in the southeastern corner of Botswana working on their own wildlife productions whilst still being available in the freelance market.

Please feel free to contact us at either wim@wildwebafrica.com or magdel@wildwebafrica.com