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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.

Bicycles from Switzerland

2016-09-19 00:00 by Robin Roberts

A new kind of joy in the East4ern Cape!

Security guards and petrol station attendants come, also general labours who normally would walk 2 hours to get to work can get a bike and ride to their work in 25 minutes making a huge difference saving time while getting fit!

There are cycle groups and clubs coming for race bikes and mountain bikes that involve youth and adults, manily the people who are riding bikes in our area are all village boys and men.

It is amazing to see just how much happiness and joy it brings people especially the children of all ages! So far we have sold 35 bikes during our winter. With the spring season here we are going to see even more people coming to the farm to purchase bicycles, seven days a week!

Robin is overseeing the stock control and sales of the bikes and our two IT techicans Enny and Godwill  are servicing the bikes and making sure they are ready to ride and to insure the bikes are prepared properly. The locals are so impressed by the quality of these bikes and by the way they look!

Thanks a million to those friends of Hilltop in Europe as this has really made a lasting impression and impact on the lives of many here!  

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