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

PWT Online Store is Live

The new PWT Online Store is live and ready for trading. We are excited by the launch of this new sales platform and we look forward making PWT items more available for you all! [...]

Rae Safaris Rhino Notching

Thanks Rae Safaris and KUZO for an amazing morning doing necessary work on rhinos in Pilanesberg. Great work by pilot Dolph Van Der Merwe and Dr Gerhardus Scheepers in getting the rhino close to [...]

First Makanyane Weekend 2024 in Pilanesberg

Thank you all who came passed and supported the Makayane Volunteers stand at PC. Thanks Jax for your ongoing passion and support. Sorry you were not able to be there Bev. Thanks for always caring [...]

Afro Indigenous/FOPS tree project in Pilanesberg

This wonderful initiative is taking place in Pilanesberg! Information courtesy of Afro Indigenous. Thank you FOPS for your involvement in this. Afro Indigenous is proud to announce our partnership with Fops Sediba to support [...]


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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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