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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The Beacon to Beacon walk in Pilanesberg

Info courtesy of Bennet de Klerk. Good news! It's on again... Coming to you this winter: The Story of a Dozen Peaks. We are excited to announce that, during June or July (exact dates to be confirmed), [...]

Tented Adventures notching

Rhino notching and trimming with Tented Adventures in Pilanesberg National Park this morning. What an amazing experience with all going as planned. Vet Dr Gerhardus Scheepers and Pilot Julian Kooy found a mom and calf that [...]

RIP Pilanesberg Ranger Stefen Nel

Farewell Stefan Nel... Stefan was a ranger in Pilanesberg who was based in the control room. Stefan had been in Pilanesberg for 20 years and was knowledgeable about many issues of the Park. He sadly [...]

Farewell to our Bat Hawk pilot Michael

Today we bid our pilot Michael Mole farewell. Michael has diligently and responsibly managed to run our air wing. Michael has been an exemplary member of our team and we are truly sad to see [...]


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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!

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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