Hannes van Wyk (born July 30, 1969) is a South African presenter, actor, and producer. He is best known for playing Krynauw du Boisson in the M-Net soap opera Egoli from 2001-2010.

The television personality is a presenter and has interviewed many celebrated personalities. He interviewed President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Early Life

Hannes van Wyk
Hannes van Wyk biography
Hannes van Wyk is best known for his starring role as Krynauw du Boisson in the M-Net soap opera Egoli.
Background Information
Full Name:Hannes van Wyk
Born:July 30, 1969 (age 53 years old)
Place of Birth:Aliwal-North
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of the Free State
Occupation:Actor, producer, presenter

Hannes van Wyk was born on July 30, 1969, in Aliwal-North. He plays tennis and has coached some people. He enjoys eating Italian food with a glass of dry white wine. He loves to read. 


Hannes studied in school in his hometown in Aliwal North and was the head boy. He obtained a BA in drama at the University of the Free State. He has a BAEd, which he studied part-time.


Van Wyk taught Drama and Afrikaans at Stellenbosch High School. While in the university, he played tennis for the school’s first team. He was the first elected-drama student to the student council.

After studying drama, he moved to work at the then-regional arts councils Sukovs and Truk.

At first, he focused on theatre work but later started making television appearances. His debut television role was in Manakwalanders and then in Towers.

With many television credits, he is best known for his role as Krynauw du Boisson in Egoli: Plek van Goud. He made his film debut in 2010 after playing Johan de Villiers in Susanna van Biljon.

Hannes van Wyk has been presenting the kykNET news program Kwêla since 2015. He played Kontrakteur in Binnelanders, Titus Sr. Tesselaar in danZ!, Adriaan in Die Boekklub, and Marko in Die Boland Moorde.

Van Wyk plays Stefan Jansen in the Police procedural drama Projek Dina and Mayor in the kykNET comedy Lui Maar Op, Belinda. 


  • Binnelanders as Kontrakteur
  • danZ! as Titus Sr. Tesselaar
  • Die Boekklub as Adriaan
  • Die Boland Moorde as Marko
  • Die Boland Moorde as Merwe
  • Die Byl as Tony
  • Dwaalster as Himself
  • Egoli: Place of Gold as Krynauw du Boisson
  • Evita in Excelsior as Hannes van Wyk
  • Fynskrif as Dawid
  • Lui Maar Op, Belinda as Mayor
  • Magda Louw as Erhard
  • Projek Dina as Stefan Jansen
  • Sara se Geheim as Dawie
  • Spoorloos as Meneer Immelman
  • Torings as Pieter Groenewald
  • Triptiek as Agtervolger
  • Vallei van Sluiers as Harm le Roux
  • Vloeksteen as Lukas van der Spuy
  • Waterfront as Wouter Bruwer

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