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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 of reconstructing a new path for the new South Africa.

  • Woody Cape Holiday Resort


    Situated right next to the Indian Ocean, this resort is the perfect escape for those who look 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 has also recently been re-introduced to the area. The largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle is located within the park.

Welcome to our Homepage

Dear visitor welcome to our homepage and our blog:

Arrival of new Swiss volunteer Ursula Wyss

Ursula Wyss has just arrived to join our team for 3 months. She is a very experienced health practioner in Switzerland with 26 years in the field of alternative medicine specializing in Chinese medicine including acupuncture, medicinal herbs and their health uses, the practice of tissue salts, reflexology and Qi Gong.

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Platfontein News

Opening of the platfontein community computer centre. In November 2015 the Platfontein SAN community experienced a historical opening of its very first computer centre after the successful training of a selected number of youth from their community who spent 6 months undertaking an intensive mulit-sector training programme in preparation for the running of several types of projects at Platfontein with this centre being the first one off the implementation plan and programme.

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Platfontein Computer Centre Launch

On Wednesday May 25th the Platfontein computer training centre was officially opened with the arrival of the promissed trainer and centre manager Zelda with 10 years of experience, Introduced by Rommel Roberts as a person sponsored by the Swiss Embassy as an attempt to kick-start the training programme at the centre which was recently renovated and sponsored by private donors in Switzerland.

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