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  • Hilltop Farm Landscape

    Hilltop Farm Landscape

    Hilltop is located outside the village of Hanover, near Bhisho, the capital of the former homeland, Ciskei, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

  • Volunteer Program

    Volunteer Program
    Volunteer Program

    Hilltop has for many years in the post-apartheid era encouraged a program of volunteerism to play a part in reconstructing a new path for South Africa.

  • Woody Cape Holiday Resort

    Mandela

    Situated right next to the Indian Ocean, this resort is the perfect escape for those looking for a place to spend some relaxing days.

    Whether it is superb fishing or exellent hiking opportunities, there is a lot to discover in the area!

  • Xhosa Culture

    Xhosa

    The Transkei, home to the Xhosa people, is the only part of the country still governed by tribal authorities, and most of the region's inhabitants maintain a traditional lifestyle. The Xhosa people live in the traditional way, with ancient tribal systems still intact.

    The people live in thatched mud-brick huts peppered across the hills, without running water or electricity, and subsist through growing mainly maize.

  • Addo Elephant National Park

    Addo

    More than 450 elephants, 400 Cape buffalo, over 48 endangered black rhino as well as a variety of antelope species are situated in the Addo Elephant National Park.

    Lion and spotted hyena have also recently been re-introduced to the area. The largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle is located within the park.

Hilltop New Projects

Vocational Training for Neglected and Abused Chilldren

Hilltop is currently developing a special training programme for older children in the range of 16 and 18 years old. At age 18 these young people are required to leave the Daily Bread, a local East London Children’ s Home, an orphanage. The daunting reality is that these young people must re-enter mainstream society, get employment and establish a home life outside of the Institution.

This need is illustrated in a documentary called "The Lost Girls of South Africa", a True Vision production. Many young people fall prey and go back into cycles of abuse. Hilltop has just recently designed a new programme to empower these young people on a sustainable basis which will start with skills in the areas of computers (software and hardware technical), woodwork, garment making, patterns and clothing design, electrical skills, agricultural skills. Volunteers with technical skills are needed to assist with this much needed programme.

Hilltop's Dimbaza Centre Facilitates an Economic Action Plan for Community Businesses

Dimbaza Township is an economically depressed community with 120 factories standing empty and vandalized after the fall of apartheid when subsidies were withdrawn. Today there is hope after a special initiative to launch an aggressive restimulation plan based on a government announcement. Rommel Roberts and Hilltop's Dimbaza Business Centre have hosted a series of meetings with local business men designed a plan to put forward practical business proposals that will result in the rejuvenation of the local economy.

A link with a company in Switzerland has already been established. This company has an interest to invest in Dimbaza. Updates on this will follow.