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 Weekly Engagement

Welcome to the Weekly PWT Engagement Section. This is updated weekly with bush tips, wildlife information, and interactive material amongst other topics. Join us each week for interesting tit-bits and interactive activities.

Africa’s Little 5

We hope you have enjoyed learning about the Little 5 with us! Below is a colouring in page where you can get creative with the 5 creatures we now know. Please feel free to share your artworks with us, by emailing them to, or by posting them on social media and tagging us @PilanesbergNationalParkandWildifeTrust. We would love to see them!

Latest News

World Ranger Day 2022

The war is real, the killing is real, the heroes are real. Now more than ever. Thank you for your dedication and passion. May World Ranger Day be every one of the 365 days [...]

New Beginning for The Rhino Orphanage

Information courtesy of The Rhino Orphanage. "Our next chapter finally starts. We are elated to share with you all that the rhino orphans have been relocated to the promised 4800 hectares of Paradise, on [...]

Fundraising at Pilanesberg Centre

Thank you to Saving the Pilanesberg Rhinos for fundraising at PC! We appreciate it. "A great fund raising weekend in the Pilanesberg. THANK YOU to everyone that popped in and supported our take a [...]

Worth Wild Rhino Notching and Dehorning

Rhino notching and trimming with Worth Wild Safaris yesterday. Awesome, awesome morning as we found the rhino bull that eluded us a few weeks ago. We were able to trim him neatly and wake [...]


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!

Community Development

One of the core functions of the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust is to promote the upliftment of the communities in the related fields of Nature Conservation and Tourism on the periphery of the Pilanesberg National Park.

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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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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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