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

New Bat Hawk for PWT

Today our new Bat Hawk ZU-IUS, named Ikaneng, arrived in Pilanesberg. Thank you Terry Pappas for getting her ready in record time. Your work is amazing. Thanks also for the discount you give to conservation. [...]

Update on Tale’s 3 adult cubs

This evening they were successfully released into the quarantine boma before going to Mozambique. Today Tale’s cheetah cubs were captured to be relocated to other reserves. Three will go to Mozambique and one to Hoedspruit. [...]

Rock Python release in Pilanesberg

Update on lengths of the rock pythons: Male 1 is 2.64 metres; Male 2 is 2.68 metres; Female is... wait for it… She is a whopping 3.96 metres! Awesome rock python release in Pilanesberg National [...]

Warriors for Wildlife donations

Thank you once again to the Warriors for Africa’s Wildlife (WAW) volunteers for their amazing creative donations donated to the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust. A beautiful, colourful selection. From baby beanies and masks, to rhino book [...]


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, as well as a K9 unit.

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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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