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 with Julienne Group

Rhino Notching with Julienne Group from France, it’s been an amazing week of rhino horn trimming and notching work. All with French guests. The last 2 groups from Diamond Travel South Africa together with [...]

Rhino Notching with Codir France

Rhino trimming in Pilanesberg National Park & Wildlife Trust again today - another awesome French group. Thank you Codir France for the great support and interest. Thank you too to Diamond Travel. Keeping Rhino [...]

Makanyane’s at PC

Thank you to the Makanyane Volunteers - A huge THANK YOU to everyone that popped in and supported the fundraising day on Saturday!! We raised just over R4500 on our shots, pancakes and donations. 100% [...]


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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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