The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust

The Pilanesberg National Park, situated 50km north of Rustenburg in the North West Province, is managed by the North West Parks & Tourism Board. The Pilanesberg is, however, more than just a wildlife sanctuary to which tourists flock – it has also spurred economic development in the region that in turn has provided social up-liftment in this once largely disadvantaged rural community.

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust (PWT) was established in 1999 to provide a medium through which contributions can be made to further conservation and social upliftment. The PWT is a non-profit organisation and is registered with the South African Institute of Fundraising


Community Development
Community Development
Rhino Dogs
Rhino Protection Projects
Wild Dogs


The Rhino Poaching Scourge

I don’t even know where to begin…. the heartbreak and sadness is so overwhelming. 5 Rhino in a North West Park (not Pilanesberg) were brutally murdered for their horn. Plus another on a private reserve in the same province. Horn […]

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Rhino Notchings and DNA

The reason why we notch and collect DNA off our Rhino! It is a huge expense and we urge corporates and individuals to become involved… You can make a donation and at the same time have a hands on experience […]

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Injured Rhino Cow Follow-up

I want to stress that the Rhino was not injured by gunshot or poachers…she was injured by another Rhino bull… Dr Gerhardus Scheepers darted the Rhino to immobilise her so that he could assess the wound after treating the same Rhino […]

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Injured Rhino Cow

Today an injured Rhino cow was treated on Mankwe Way. The Rhino had been gored by another Rhino. We assume that it was a Rhino bull that was attempting to mate with her as there is no calf with her. […]

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