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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.

Author Rommel Roberts and his book, Seeds of Peace

2017-06-25 16:11 by Robin Roberts

A hearty congratuations to Rommel for the completion of his book Seeds of Peace, the stories of silent Heros and Heroines in South Africa. It has been edited and is ready to be submitted to a publishing house. Two very dedicated friends, Jane Mqamelo of South Africa and Christina Stiefel who resides in Germany, partnered in a collboration to complete the layout and editing of the English verison of the book. Two years ago, it was published in German by Lokwort Publishing and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

The books forward is by Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. Seeds of Peace is  a book of short stories relating to unique individuals who from the days starting in 1973 through the years of the Aparthid, stories of those who contributed significantly to the freedom struggle moving into the new South Africa.

As a first roll out, Rommel bound and printed 250 color copies made for distribution and sharing with friends and business associates. The book is beautifully written and is a touching account of great individuals who have made a difference in South African history.

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