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


Rhino poached in Mahikeng

Another Rhino poached in Mahikeng. Killed about a week ago for her horns! Her calf was finally found today and has been rescued. The calf is around 3 months old only and was following another Rhino and calf who rejected […]

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Bat Hawk Serate arrives in Pilanesberg

Finally our air wing section of the Rhino Protection Unit has arrived! Many thanks to Terry Pappas for putting her together so nicely! I believe her power is awesome… To Louis and Roger and all the guys that assisted us in this […]

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Waltons Notching and Donation

Many thanks to Waltons for making today possible! We managed to successfully notch and DNA 2 Rhino. One called Wandi, and the other Molton. A female and a male calf. As you may be aware this is very necessary work so that […]

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B & I Polycontainers Notching

Many thanks to Bev and Vaughan of B & I Poly Containers for their participation in today’s Rhino Notching. Bev and Vaughan have been huge supporters of the PWT for many years. Thank you both, and daughter Donna, for all the […]

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Injured rhino bull in Madikwe

Friday…. and another wounded bull is found in Madikwe Game Reserve. To those who do not know, Madikwe GR is a sister park of Pilanesberg. Both part of the North West Parks Board. Both these reserves and Botsalano and Mahikeng […]

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