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

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

Mankwe Hide Project

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust (PWT) is assisting the Pilanesberg National Park (IPNP) in rebuilding the iconic Mankwe Hide that sadly burnt last September 2018 after a wildfire came in.

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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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Latest News

Annual Tour De Pilanesberg Wilderness

Join us for the Cycling experience of a lifetime as we tour through the magnificent Pilanesberg National Park! All funds raised go to the Pilansberg Wildlife Trust. Event Info: 17 August 2019 8am Start [...]

Biggestleaf supports PWT and PPA

A huge shout out to one of the Pilanesberg’s biggest supporters - Biggestleaf Tours! Amazing people who, like PPA here in the pictures, put their money where their mouth is! Thanks Marcus and Robert. Always [...]

Poaching Prevention Academy training

The time has flown and Poaching Prevention Academy’s Davide Bomben and Dennis Wolf have completed 10 days of medical training and crime scene protection courses with our Rhino Protection Unit. Thank you for the time, the [...]

Rhino cow treatment and notching

As part of our Rhino notching and DNA collection in Pilanesberg, we also treat wounded Rhino due to the fact that they are so threatened by the scourge of poaching. Here an injured Rhino cow is [...]


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