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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.

Hilltop Students Return Home to Platfontein

2015-09-18 14:38 by Robin Roberts

Our very proud sudents take their skills and knowledge back home!

IT Technology, Computer Literacy, Excel Accounting, Internet training and Pastel Accounting was offered on Saturdays. English training was a subject that met great results with lots of practice and oral presentations which where filmed and played back to the group. Everone acquired typing skills and some well beyond a beginners level. Land at Hilltop for a Market Garden was provided where the students erected a fence and planted hundreds of seedlings, within the six months we were all able to see the results of their consistant work in the garden which produce beautiful vegtables some of which were sold and others used here at the farm. Egg laying chickens were also cared for by the group and the benefits of having fresh eggs daily was encouraging.

The commitment of our five trainers was the foundation of which through termendous effort and care for the success of the students, created a solid platform for remarkable achievements for all the students which everyone is so proud of. It is with a termendous amount of energy and long hours that produced high test scores and truely unbelievable achievements within the group.

Congratulations to our students who had the deep desire and courage to take a chance and leave Platfontein for six months and take the challange to be at Hilltop and make a success of it.

We are grateful to our trainers holding enornous patience to advance the Platfonteiners to such a high level. Now the students are back home and the real work begins taking their skills and learning into the community through various programmes that are currently being develped in partnership with the Platfonteiners sponsors and Hilltop.





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