Donors and sponsors

We are a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation permitted to issue 18A tax-exemption certificates for donations.

107-254-NPO PBO 930044696

Funding appeal

All donations to Hobbiton through the link below will receive a link to Lara Kirsten’s amazing piano recital, recorded at the St Patrick on the Hill Chapel in Hogsback. 

My name is Tonya Burton and I have had the privilege of working at Hobbiton-on-Hogsback for 20 years. Hobbiton is situated in the Amatola Mountains of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Hobbiton’s humble beginnings 75 years ago as a place of safety for children during the Second World War consisted of an outspan and a few tents. Through hard work, commitment to children’s education, community support and donations we have evolved into a centre which provides outdoor education to all sectors of the community.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary effect on our ability to generate income. To put it bluntly, the only way we have survived into 2021 is because all of our loyal staff (reduced now to only nine in number) are taking severe salary cuts. Our meagre savings are almost entirely depleted. We are busy implementing strategies to continue our work but we are appealing to you, our supporters, to assist us to bridge this difficult period in our funding.

We know that there are thousands of people in all corners of the globe who have experienced the ‘Hobbiton Experience’ and who would be devastated should we be forced to close our doors. We hope that our appeal for financial assistance to tide us over this difficult period will not fall on deaf ears.

Any financial contribution towards sustaining us during this bridging period will be greatly appreciated.

Fundraising Initiatives

All donations to Hobbiton through the link below will receive a link to Lara Kirsten’s amazing piano recital, recorded at St Patrick on the Hill Chapel in Hogsback.

Here is a little taster of what you can expect. 


Beach Pilatus

Vicky (from The Dynamic Body Studio) organised a beach pilates session and raised R850 towards our goal! Thank you for organising this event to support us. 

thank you to our bridging fund donors

Every little bit helps. Please consider a monthly donation.  Thank you to the Hogsback Community for being so immensely supportive.

Alina Bienert



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Cindy Marais

Clair Durrow

Claire Fourie

Felix Manig

Fiona Wallace

Francois Rautenbach

Gladwin family

Heike and Kinesh

Helen Niehaus

Jenny Whylie

Jeppe Christenson


Julia Schriefer

Lara Kirsten

Lyndsay Walker

Maggie Verster

Malcolm Peel

Mark Baleta

Mele Constant

Mornay Van Heerden

Nick Rautenbach

Paul King

Purple Hat Shop

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Saunders family

Sonja Drexter

The Dynamic Body Studio

The Touraco Table

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Webster family

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