After high school, Venter joined the youth setup of Johannesburg-based side the Golden Lions.
He started thirteen of the Golden Lions U19 side's fourteen matches during the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship
He moved up to the Golden Lions U21 age-group in 2014 and made five appearances for them in the 2014 Under-21 Provincial Championship.
He was included in the Golden Lions' squad for the 2015 Vodacom Cup competition and made his first class debut on 13 March 2015,
Venter reverted to the Golden Lions U21 side for the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship and made six appearances.
He represented the Golden Lions in the 2016 Currie Cup Qualifying competition and was named in the Lions 2017 Currie Cup competition where he started the opening game against the Pumas.
In August Venter signed a two-year deal with the Bulls.
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