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


Metswedi Project

For those that do not know, the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust, along with the Wilderness Leadership School, has initiated a program targeting local high schools on the Pilanesberg periphery. This program will bring Grade 10 youth studying life sciences into the Pilanesberg […]

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Wear Red for Rhinos

Morning supporters! Please remember to wear your red in support of Rhino and all other threatened species on our planet!! 22 September is World Rhino Day! Show your support and share your clever ideas with us here or on our Facebook […]

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Pilanesberg Tour de Wilderness 2016

Tour de Wilderness is an annual event which takes place in the Wilderness area of the Pilanesberg National Park. This is also a Rhino poaching hotspot, and this will give the cyclists participating an idea of the terrain the Rhino […]

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Balloon Rhino Project Update

Back at Menlyn. Going better today than yesterday. Thanks to Jacqui for coming through and making a massive difference! To all that helped, Renata, Chrissy, Jethro and Quin – thanks guys. To all that supported us here a huge thanks […]

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