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


Copenhagen Zoo Notching

Last week we notched young Vera here with the sponsors of CZ. As you may be aware we do this operation for management purposes and for forensic purposes. It is critical for Park Management to be able to identify the Rhino on […]

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Rhino 911 in Madikwe

Again, Bell 407 of Rhino 911, called out to assist with treating a Rhino in Madikwe. Rhino shot through the face. Bullet exited the wound fortunately! All looks good and we will keep an eye on this guy too. Thanks […]

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Whirlpool Notching

A freezing morning…luckily Emma the guide had brought some coffee along! The Whirlpool guests had booked 2 Rhino notchings and DNA collection in the Park for today. As everyone is aware the Pilanesberg notches Rhino for management purposes, and collects DNA for […]

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