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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.

New Volunteer Arrives to Hilltop

2015-09-18 16:06 by Robin Roberts

With great pleasure we welcome Alexandra who will be sharing her skills with the Platfontein community!

Alexandra Müller has travelled from Hörhausen Switzerland to volunteer for Hilltop. Alex is here to share her knowledge and high level of skills in Landscape Gardening. Upon her arrival she spent four weeks at Hilltop farm for her orientation with Robin and Rommel and others on the farm. Since then, she has relocated to Woody Cape Holiday Resort where she is training one of the Platfonteiners Arnesto Kabiyola. The two have been using Woody Cape as their training venue Arnesto has a keen interest and talent in growing plants and working with them. He is currently learning new skills, while assisting Alex for the past 4 weeks in the advanced training.

Soon their time will be coming to an end at Woody Cape and in the new week of September 21st they will move on and travel north to the Kimberly area they will work directly together in the community of Platfontein where they will be landscaping the outside area of the upcoming computer centre! 

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