About Bonné

Bonné de Bod is a television presenter and documentary filmmaker.

She is best known for her work on the rhino poaching film ‘STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war`’. The film has garnered global attention with its selection for over 40 film festivals, winning 30 awards. ‘STROOP’ has been made available on major digital platforms and has been broadcast in 8 languages and over 80 countries. “Bold and fearless” is how Bonné’s work on ‘STROOP’ has been called by South Africa’s media. She is also noted for her field reporting work on the long-running nature television series 50/50 for seven seasons on the national broadcaster.

Recognition for her television presenting include a Jackson Wild Media Award nomination for Best Host/Presenter alongside dame Judi Dench in 2019, a SANParks Kudu Award for Best Journalist in the years 2015, 2019 and two Impact DOCS for Best On-Camera Talent and Best Narration/Voice-Over Talent in 2021. Her documentary film ‘Kingdoms of Fire, Ice & Fairy Tales’ is currently having a successful run on the festival circuit and has recently won for ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Host/Presenter’.

Her new nature series ‘Bewonder & Bewaar’ is now showing every Sunday night at 20:00 on kykNET Channel 144.

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Bewonder & Bewaar

This is a powerful series connecting viewers to the planet. Award winning wildlife television presenter and producer Bonné de Bod is known for her ability to put wildlife researchers, vets and environmental scientists at ease on-screen. Throughout the series she brings out the warmth and passion that these top scientists have for their research subjects. Through their eyes, we also get to know more about the iconic wildlife or pristine wildernesses they have dedicated their lives to. In experiencing life on the ground with these scientists who are unlocking the mysteries of Mother Nature, Bonné travels to isolated, wild locations to meet these dedicated people, who not only work with creatures large and small, but have realized their dreams of doing their “9-to-5” in the wild. These interactions give us uplifting insights into the human spirit, but this is also a journey of discovery for Bonné, as she immerses herself into their lives to find out what’s at the heart of their cutting-edge research for the natural world… and she also finds out if they are truly fulfilled.

Acclaimed director, Susan Scott helms the production with her award winning footage and writing. Bonné and Susan have filmed around the globe, in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic as well as North and South America. Known for getting access into wilderness places that are isolated and tough to film in but hold incredible beauty, the duo film wildlife researchers in the top wildernesses of South Africa, Namibia and Argentina for the series. See the world through the lens of these award-winning filmmakers every Sunday night at 8pm, exclusive to kykNET. 


STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war

In this wildlife crime thriller, two first time filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of the rhino poaching crisis where they are witness to the war unfolding. Carving out six months to film, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far largerand more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later. Gaining unprecedented access in Africa and revealing extraordinary undercover footage in Asia, they capture the panorama of the global trade in rhino horn. Winning 30 awards at 40 film festivals around the world, the film has become critically acclaimed.

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Kingdoms of Fire, Ice & Fairy Tales

Kingdoms of Fire, Ice & Fairy Tales’ is the second film by Bonné de Bod and Susan Scot.

KINGDOMS is a departure for the duo as they immerse themselves in environments far different from their work of exposing crimes against the planet. From temperatures bordering minus 20º in the Arctic Circle to the scalding thermal vents of Yellowstone’s super-volcano and the enchanting trees of the Black Forest… their quest finds that the planet never disappoints. They leave the Arctic Circle as the pandemic is breaking out with a warning in the skies…

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