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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.

November 2014

Youth Development, Jolin Ocktober

2014-11-23 11:45 by Robin Roberts

he was referred to Hilltop with no one else to turn to.  his family lending no support or concern, no hope or alternatives, Hilltop he thought could be the answer to his questionable future. As a mangement team we decided to accept Jolin, he had no computer Literacy skills or Hardware knowlege or financial support.

Jolin has proven himself to be an exceptional youth. Since arriving to Hilltop he has turn 18 years old and has been trained, coached and mentored by Buswe and Robin. Great determination and focus, studying after hours Jolin has improved his knowlege base exstensively.

Jolin's first lanaguage is Affrikaans his level of Englsih in speaking and writing has improved considerably, as well as his Computer Literacy and Hardware Skills. To the point now where he has written his own training mannuel and looks forward to continuing with Hilltop in our IT Workshop in 2015 with great enthusiasm.

Visitors from the Bloomfontien Conference at Hilltop

2014-11-23 11:21 by Robin Roberts

another delegate from Bloomfontontien arrived to Hilltop to stay for a few days. Tumi Ramoseli spent time in our IT Workshop with our staff and other IT student to get a better insight into what IT is about on the back end Hardware side. During Tumi's short time with our staff he was positively influenced and encourage by what he learned. Tumi is currently studying to become a Social Worker however he would like to return to Hilltop during his holiday break to learn more and perhaps evern identify a small grouping of people from his township community in Bloomfontien that may come to learn about IT for a longer period.

Tumi belongs to a community civic center group where skills are offered and felt that Hilltop may have a way to assist some youth from the area, more is to be determined in the new year of 2015. It was a pleasure to have Tumi here and we welcome him back!

The 4th King Christmas Theathre Production

2014-11-23 10:57 by Robin Roberts

There will be 38 children from the Daily Bread involved and a choir from a local village highschool Lakeville who have won annual awards for their singing nationally and provinically. Songs that will be sung range from English, Latin, Xhosa and even songs from Micheal Jackson like 'We are the World'. Costums are being made by dressmaker Veronica Theron in East London and V.W. Motor cars of East London is advertising as well to support this event.

It is a unique Christmas play which will be accompanied by a live band. Currently to organze such a event is taking a termendous amount of effort and cordination by Rommel which will result a most wonderful event. Rommel plans to star as the 4th King the leading role to insure that the general theme and roles are supported by a strong lead character, as the children have never performed in theathre or are familuar with such a prestigious event.

Hilltop's volunteer Sina Fischer from Switzerland is involved at the Daily Bread, as her project assignment and has been a very valuable support to Rommel in the process and is a wonderful role model and mentor to the children.