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

Imperial Toyota notching

An overcast start to Rhino notching with Imperial Toyota this morning. Thanks so much for making the necessary work possible. An awesome experience notching of a mom and calf. I wish we could bring those [...]

Sevenoaks School notching

Rhino notching and DNA collection today with Sevenoaks School in the UK. Thanks Andy and Emma for your contribution today. Collecting DNA from Rhino in Pilanesberg assists us if, or when, any of our horns [...]

Fundraising at PC

Please visit our stand at PC today if you are in the Pilanesberg. Fortune is there 5 days a week (Wednesday to Sunday usually) and once a month the Makanyane Volunteers join us to raise additional [...]

Toyota Halfway notching

Rhino notching with Toyota Halfway this morning. Thanks again Toyota, and John Thomson, for making this critical work a project to support! Notching and DNA collection is critical to Rhino management and Rhino poaching prosecution cases. [...]

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