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

August wildfires in Pilanesberg

Fires ravaged through the Pilanesberg yesterday afternoon and night. Hectic winds made for uncontrollable runaway fires. The areas affected were from Dithabaneng and Tshwene all the way passed Korwe to Kgabo, Thutlwa and Tau link. [...]

Tour de Pilanesberg Wilderness

Just a heads up our cycle tour will once again take place in Pilanesberg this year! Please email me if you are keen to participate. It’s a tour remember, and it’s a lot of fun. We take [...]

World Ranger Day – 31 July 2021

It takes an exceptional and selfless person to see the need to protect our wildlife, not just for themselves, but for generations to come. To all the ladies and gents putting their heart and soul [...]

New Bat Hawk for PWT

Today our new Bat Hawk ZU-IUS, named Ikaneng, arrived in Pilanesberg. Thank you Terry Pappas for getting her ready in record time. Your work is amazing. Thanks also for the discount you give to conservation. [...]


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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