PWT Supported Projects

PWT needs your support for additional funding our ongoing projects – for the betterment of the Park for all its visitors, including you! You can deposit money into the Trust’s account and advise us what project you would like to see your donation money put towards.

We will acknowledge all donors on our website. The progress of the projects wil be published to the website, so that you will know how well your money has been spent! Become part of us – your bush family!

Mankwe Hide Project

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust (PWT) assisted the Pilanesberg National Park (PNP) in rebuilding the iconic Mankwe Hide that sadly burnt down in September 2018 after a wildfire came in. The Hide has been re-opened, and we are now fundraising for paving the parking lot of the Hide.

Rhino Protection Project

The overall protection of the rhinos remains an in-the-field situation. The PWT provides funding assistance for a range of rhino protection initiatives, including ranger support, aerial and ground surveillance, and rhino monitoring.

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.

Elephant Project

This is unfortunately quite an expensive operation but the PWT will be supporting the elephant population project in the interests of the elephants, and the home they call Pilanesberg.

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.

Brown Hyena Project

Project Phiri is based in the Northwest Province of South Africa. The research started with pilot work in Pilanesberg National Park in 2003 and is supported by The Earthwatch Institute.

Cheetah Project

The Pilanesberg has a healthy population of cheetah. The PWT also has a partnership with EWT and their cheetah conservation project which aims to promote and broaden the genetic diversity of this magnificent species.

Technical Projects

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust supports Park Management and the North West Parks Board by offering assistance with a number of technical projects within Pilanesberg National Park.