Onne Vegter profile

Onne Vegter has lived in South Africa for over forty years.


Onne Vegter is a South African teacher and writer with many years of experience. The Holland-born founded a specialist safari operator, Wild Wings Safaris, in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Onne is an instructor and training manager at Outward Bound, South Africa. He is also a destination expert for many countries in the African continent. Some countries include Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Mauritius.

Onne Vegter
Onne Vegter biography
Onne Vegter founded Wild Wings Safaris, a specialist safari operator based in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Short Profile
Full Name:Onne Vegter
Nationality:Dutch South African
Education:Biological science
Alma mater:Stellenbosch University
Occupation:Writer, teacher, entrepreneur
Years active:2005-date (safari)
Company:Wild Wings Safaris
Books:Whitney’s Kiss (2004), Whitney’s Escape (2013), Whitney’s Fortune (2013)
Net Worth:R1.3 million

Early Life

Onne Vegter was born in Holland. He relocated to South Africa at a tender age. He studied, grew up, spent most of his childhood days, and graduated in the country. 


After his matric, he enrolled to study biological science. He graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1994. At first, he wanted to venture into conservation but changed to education and adventure tourism.


Onne Vegter joined the safari industry as an inbound tour operator in April 2005. He started to base in the Garden Route and operates a company, Wild Wings Safaris.

The writer co-founded and is the C.E.O of Wild Wings Safari. For years Onne has worked with many young people in a multicultural context.

Vegter gained first-hand experience in AIDS education and youth development at Outward Bound. He was an instructor and eventually a training manager.

His first published novel as an author was Whitney’s Kiss. He runs a non-profit educational organization, the Wild Wings Educational Trust. He has been the manager of the company for over seventeen years.

Onne is a travel expert and has visited many African countries and other parts of the world.

Wild Wings Safari

Onne Vegter founded the specialist safari operator Wild Wings Safaris. It is functional in two countries; South Africa and the United Kingdom. Its primary work is to arrange custom safaris to Southern Africa’s top safari destinations.

The company’s memberships include; the Association of British Travel Agents and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association.


Many readers and lovers of literary pieces know him for his first book, Whitney’s Kiss. He has written several other books:

  • Whitney’s Kiss (2004)
  • Whitney’s Escape (2013)
  • Whitney’s Fortune (2013)

Personal Life

 Onne has traveled the world and throughout Africa but has spent over forty years in South Africa, which calls her home. He and his family love wildlife and safari travels. They often go on safari with him.

Onne loves writing, and through the art, he expresses his views on several topics affiliated with the inbound tourism industry. He has gone to the safari destinations Wild Wings sells.

Net Worth

Onne Vegter owns business establishments in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He has an estimated net worth of R1.3 million as of August 2022.

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