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

Wild fire update

Team fought into the evening yesterday to bring the fires under control. Charlotte (Cop Zoo) checked up on them this early am and all looks good. They are out or on their way out. A second [...]

Wild fires in Pilanesberg

Update: Yesterday was quite hectic and we had more than 40 people assisting with the fire that entered the Park from outside. The teams are out there again now and assessing the fire which is slowly [...]

Pilanesberg Quiz

Pilanesberg Quiz night is being held on 1 July 2020 @ 19:00. Participate with the PilanesbergNP Honorary Officers for a fun interaction with 4 rounds of 10 questions! Enter as a team of 4, or [...]

Robbery at Pilanesberg Centre

Update on theft at PC last night: The robbers walked in and out. They did not use gates. They damaged and stole property. I am not sure of the total value of the theft and [...]


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!

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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