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.

Tribute Celebration Event for Mr. Ray Magida

2017-06-25 13:56 by Robin Roberts

A gala retirement celebration in King Williams Town for Ray Magida a former close associate to Steve Biko and Rommel took place in June. Ray and Rommel have had an association that goes back more than 30 years. 

Ray is a leading light in poverty allevation and rural developement specializing in permaculture. He and Rommel have worked together closely on these elements. Ray can take credit for the radicalization of Arch Bishop Desmound Tutu during his visit to the resettlement camps in the Eastern Cape.

For the event Rommel was accompanied by Robin, Beatrice Felber and their two foster daughters Nora and Owethu. Rommel being a guest speaker, recounted many of the highlights of Ray's and Rommel's career together reflecting on their shared history together. Many of Ray's influences where partnered with Rommel. It was a great honour for Rommel and family to participate at Ray's celebration. A large gathering of high profile people attended this very special event.

Ray's wonderful wife Kunjulwa was there and was especially acknowledged, as she supported and stood by Ray raising 4 successful children who are valuable contributors in South African society today.

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