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


    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.

Building Renovation in Platfontein

2015-09-19 13:54 by Robin Roberts

Computer Centre and Service Centre Coming Soon!

there will be a Service Centre for repairing computers and a Postnet type office services such as cv writing, photocopies, faxing and internet services will be offered to the community

some of the students from Hilltop who live in the Platfontein community will be running the project, as their training at Hilltop has given them the skills to facilitate the services and computer training at the centre.

The neighbouring primary and highschool will benefit, as the schools students will attend classes at the centre, adult education will be offered as well.

There will be a grand opening and Hilltop graduation in November which will include a welcoming of the delegation from Switzerland, the representatives that are responsible for the sponsorship of the training programme, the renovation and the new computer and service centre in the community.

Local dignitaries will be in attendance at the event and we look forward to the joyous celebration and the new beginings in store for the community to move forward with skills and education to be shared and used for the growth of Platfontein as a whole.

We thank all the cocerned people in Switzerland and around the world who have taken the time to consider the lives and furture of the people of Platfontein, holding these people and project as a priority, creating sustanible growth and changes making a real difference here in South Africa and especially in Platfontein. 

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