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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


    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


    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


    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.

March 2014

Congratulations Rommel on your New Book

2014-03-28 07:38 by Robin Roberts

Hilltop wishes to congratulate it's director for his unique achievement of launching a book highlighting untold stories of heros and heroines who made such great impact during the struggle against apartheid and who were never acknowledged. The book tour was very sucessful beginning March 8th and concluding with the final interview at the airport in Johannesburg on April 16th.

A very special thanks to the following persons who made this book possible

Christina Stiefel who made the enormous effort to translate the entire English draft into German.

Bernhard Engler as the publisher took the risk of investment and the promotion of the book.

Karl Rechsteiner assisted in the fundraising and editing as well as assisting with the public relations work.

The venues for the interviews, lectures and talks  where given throughout Germany and Switzerland and included radio stations, mediahouses, newspapers, magazines, churches, schools and presentations to public and private audiences.

The focus and collaboration of friends, funders and editorial team proved invaluable and provided a successful outcome.

Wie wir für die Freiheit kämpften,Von stillen Heldinnen und Helden in Südafrika is available on Amazon.com

Hilltop Welcomes Daniel Boyles

2014-03-26 07:34 by Robin Roberts

Daniel very kindly has come to assist Hilltop in an IT and management capacity.

He has left a wonderful seaside home in Cape Town and a  lucrative career of managing international call centres worldwide for the challanges of working in rural enviroments where Hilltop is involved.

Daniel has also enabled Rommel and Robin to take off more than five weeks so that they may engage in a networking and book promotional tour in Germany and Switzerland.

Welcome Daniel and many thanks for your amazing generosity.