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

    Mandela

    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

    Xhosa

    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

    Addo

    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.

Youth Development

Youth Development Project
Vuvu and her baby Ikho

Youth skills development is based on identifying an adult youth generally between that age of 18 to 23 years old who is from an under privileged background. Some are young single mothers or has lost his or her parents to HIV AIDS or was abandoned. Many of these youth are found or identified through our network, a local church or other Hilltop staff where the person is evaluated and it appears clear that this person is an outstanding individual, an honest person and vibrant, a person with potential. Primarily what is done is to identify the youths dreams and area of interest. Often times in order to start off the youth will be sponsored for a learnership taking a 6 month computer course through Hilltop Empowerment Centre. The overall mentoring and coaching process done by Robin Roberts usually takes about 12 to 36 months to achieve the results required so that the person can get employment and be a impressive professional person, a producitve South African Citizen.