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

Latest News

Rhino notching and trimming with JTI

Rhino Notching and trimming today in Pilanesberg Nature Reserve with Japan Tobacco International Wadeville (JTI). What a great and enthusiastic group this was, very hands on and loving each special moment. Thanks Ryan Lovell [...]

Makanyane Volunteers at PC

Info courtesy of the MVs. A lovely weekend in the Pilanesberg - our last fundraiser for the year, thank you to everyone who popped past, took a shot for rhinos, bought some merchandise, and [...]

Winos for Rhinos fundraiser

Thank you to Saving the Pilanesberg Rhinos for your 'Winos for Rhinos' fundraiser - a massive R17 000.00 was raised! Thank you to all who attended, and to the sponsors for the raffle prizes. [...]

Annual PWT Golf Day 2023

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust annual charity golf day was held on 1 Nov 2023. This event, in aid of rhino conservation, started 10 years ago in 2014 with the blessing and endorsement of Gary [...]


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Help Support our Projects

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

Rhino Protection Project

The overall protection of the rhinos remains an in-the-field situation. The Park has, through donations from the PWT and other sources, been able to equip and train field rangers, install various technology, and improve relations with the local communities.

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Technical Projects

The PWT aids the North West Parks Board by fundraising and assisting in a number of technical projects in Pilanesberg. This assistance is often required due to the insufficient government funding and resources (labour, expertise, etc.) for such projects.

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Lion Project

When animals are fenced, and especially in the case of predators where there is not an abundance of them, it is important to manage their numbers and genetics.

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