Hilltop-Centre Tree
  • 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.

April 2012

Kyle Berrisford Departs for Career in Cape Town April 2012

2012-04-07 11:04 by Robin Roberts

Kyle and his new career

Within the three years of Kyles career here at Hilltop he educated many young Xhosa villagers and some from Townships transforming them after many months of lecture and practical training into IT technicians, some who now work for Hilltop, other NGO's or who have become entrepreneurs, being independent to earn a living on their own using their IT skills. Kyle will always be remembered as someone with an infinite amount of patience, always kind and generous, an enthusiastic teacher. 

Honey Returns to Hilltop April 2012

2012-04-05 11:59 by Robin Roberts

Honey was a marathon runner and between 2004 and 2012 had learned how to be a soccer and boxing coach for boys, as a mentor and role model, Honey grew over the years and maintained his career in the security industry. The level of high risk with his work forced him after some soul searching to return to his home village and perused coaching, full-time for three years. Longing for something more, Honey came up to Hilltop for a visit and was encouraged to return to re-educate himself in IT and make this his future career path, leaving coaching for the weekends. A lot has changed and advanced in IT since 2004, now at age 35, Honey is perusing a full-time learnership at Hilltop acquiring the skills that will one day allow him to proudly be an Computer Technician. Congratulations Honey, we are very pleased to have you back!