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

Happy New Year!

2018 .... The year started off really tough... many poaching incidents, our bathawk Serate crashed and was written off, and Steve was really badly injured. Thankfully, after the truly narrow escape Steve was back in Rhino [...]

Writing for Rhinos book has arrived!

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Vet treatments at The Rhino Orphanage

Story courtesy of The Rhino Orphanage. Yesterday turned into a very productive day at the Orphanage. Two of our rhino orphans needed a vet checkup. Tshepo, who has been battling with oedema around his mouth [...]

Within the Heart of the Pilanesberg book

Finally new copies of the much sought after book by Maya Ruyter (neé Roon) called 'Within the Heart of the Pilanesberg' are available! Costs are R430.00 per book. Author takes R30.00 from each sale, and the [...]

Mercedes IT Group notching

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Pecanwood’s Rhino Warriors donation

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