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

Donor plaques are up at Mankwe Hide

So the plaques are all up at the hide! I am missing a few incorrect spelling or sizes and they will go up after lock down ends and I can collect. Thank you again to [...]

Prayer for our rangers

Thank you to all the Rhino Protection Units out there for lock down. Especially our Pilanesberg team. You make us proud and give us hope. Stay safe and keep well. You are in our thoughts and [...]

Park closure due to COVID-19

Evening all... Sadly as per Minister Creasy speech today, all Parks will be closed from lock down. Rhino protection will still go on however. We will miss you all and hope that this craziness soon [...]

Donor plaques at Mankwe Hide

Now I know you have all been patient about the plaques. Thank you for that. We made some changes as to how to put them up at Mankwe Hide. So after a few ideas it [...]


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