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


 PWT needs your support for additional funding our ongoing projects – for the betterment of the Park for all its visitors, including you!

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Latest News

Ryan update from TRO

Update courtesy of TRO. The little black rhino orphan, Ryan, is progressing very nicely and has an insatiable appetite. He is eating so much that our carers had to cut more browse late last night. [...]

Leadstrong and National Renal Care notching

Thanks to Allison and Alan of Leadstrong for making todays Rhino notching with National Renal Care possible. Rhino notchings are a critical part of rhino management. The Park relies on groups like these to make [...]

Update on Ryan

Little Ryan is much less stressed and doing really well. This video below shows his first time out into small boma. All going well he will eventually be joined either with Marang’s gang or with [...]

Rain – Pilanesberg’s Supermom

Exciting news... Rain has a new litter of cubs. We know she has been mating, and then disappeared for awhile. This is her new litter with the new males that were introduced last year. Today Charlotte (Lottie) [...]

Ryan update

TRO says that our latest baby is drinking a lot of water and eating a mix of grass that they compile for Rhino babies. He is quite restless at night and still very wary of [...]

Rhino orphan rescue – Ryan

Little Ryan... Yesterday many of you may have seen a lot of helicopter activity in the Pilanesberg near Makorwane dam... This was because our Bathawk Pilots, Geoff and Rikus, had found a black rhino cow [...]