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’ had a successful run on the festival circuit and won for ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Host/Presenter’.

The second season of her nature series ‘Bewonder & Bewaar’ is now showing every Sunday night at 20:00 on kykNET Channel 144, and this time with english subtitles.

For more information, please see the Wikipedia page on Bonné.

Bewonder & Bewaar

‘Bewonder & Bewaar’ (’Nature’s Wonder & Conservation’) is a television series that unlocks the mysteries of Mother Nature as seen through the eyes of dedicated wildlife researchers, vets and conservation scientists. It is rare to be given access to this powerful work on the ground, and filmmaker and wildlife television presenter Bonné de Bod gives us an inspiring look into this closed-off world with those who have realized their dreams of doing their “9-to-5” in the wild. As she travels to extraordinary wildernesses in isolated locations to meet dedicated conservationists, Bonné brings out the warmth and passion that these top scientists have for their research subjects. In experiencing life on the ground with them and seeing iconic wildlife or pristine wildernesses through their eyes, Bonné has interactions that give us uplifting insights into the human spirit. She also finds out if they are truly fulfilled living the “dream job” and what life lessons they have learned from their time in nature.

Director, Susan Scott helms the production with her award winning cinematography and writing. Bonné and Susan’s first film ‘STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war’ was a breakout hit, premiering at 40 film festivals in Europe, Asia and North America, going on to win 30 awards.

The filmmaking duo focus on nature, having filmed on five continents around the globe. 
They are known for getting access into wild spaces that are remote and tough to film in,
but hold incredible beauty of the natural world.

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.

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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