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

Fires still burning

Same fire again. Came in from outside the Pilanesberg border on the Nkakane and Tilodi areas. Absolutely terrifying. Managed to put it out but if the wind picks up there is no knowing what can [...]

Controlled burns in the Park

Control burns are taking place in the Pilanesberg currently. However we also had another wildfire come in to the Park from the neighboring Mogwase area. Thanks Charlotte, Geoff, Ferdi, Wynand and Steve for controlling that [...]

Mankwe hide walkway update

Work has started awhile ago and progress is being made. The walkway will be completed first then the poles and the hide. Then the roof. Thanks to everyone that has donated and those that continue [...]

Blue Label Telecoms & Wildcon notching

Three Rhinos notched and DNA’d with Blue Label Telecoms and Wildcon. Thanks Chris and Blue Label Telecoms for making this vital but costly work possible! The work went off like clockwork and the guests got [...]


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