Onne Vegter is a Holland-born South African entrepreneur, author, and teacher. He founded a specialist safari operator based in the UK and South Africa, Wild Wings Safaris.

Vegter is a destination expert for many African countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe. Other countries include Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Mauritius.

Onne Vegter
Onne Vegter biography
Photo: Founder and CEO, Wild Wings Safaris. Cr. George Herald.
Background Information
Name:Onne Vegter
Nationality:Dutch South African
Education:Biological science
Alma mater:Stellenbosch University
Occupation:Entrepreneur, author, and teacher
Company:Wild Wings Safaris
First Novel:Whitney’s Kiss
Net Worth:R1.3 million

Early Life

Onne Vegter was born in Holand and moved to South Africa at a young age. He grew up, schooled, graduated, and lives in South Africa. He had most of his childhood experience in the country.


Onne studied biological science and attended Stellenbosch University from 1991 to 1994. He planned to start a career in conservation but later branched off into education and adventure tourism.


In April 2005, Onne Vegter entered the safari industry as an inbound tour operator. In 1995, he began to base in the Garden Route and operates the company Wild Wings Safaris.

Onne is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wild Wings Safari. He has worked with young people in a multicultural context. He joined Outward Bound as an instructor and later became a training manager.

The author also has gained first-hand experience in AIDS education and youth development. He also manages a non-profit educational organization, the Wild Wings Educational Trust. His first novel as an author is Whitney’s Kiss.

Vegter has been managing the company for over seventeen years. He has traveled around the world and has visited many countries in Africa. 

Wild Wings Safari

Wild Wings Safaris is a specialist safari operator founded by Onne Vegter. It has two locations in South Africa and the United Kindom. 

The company is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents and a member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association.

The company arranges custom safaris to Southern Africa’s top safari destinations.


Vegter is a writer and has authored several books like:

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

Personal Life

Onne Vegter has spent over forty years in South Africa and is in love with the country. His family also loves wildlife and safari travel. Many times, his family follows him on safari.

He loves to write and share his views which extend to different topics that affect the inbound tourism industry.

Net Worth

Onne Vegter has a few companies in South Africa and other countries like the United Kingdom. He has a net worth of R1.3 million as of August 2022.