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Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams


Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams


Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams


Horizon House is a residential and sheltered-employment centre specialising in the holistic care of people with a primary intellectual disability.

Established in 1974, the centre is located on a smallholding on the slopes of Papegaaiberg Mountain on the outskirts of the Stellenbosch, Western Cape. The centre can house and care for 102 people. We provide employment to all the residents as well as to 35 day workers.

The residents need caring, growth, self-esteem, socialising and relationships. Like all of us, they too, have dreams of things they would like to do. But, being intellectually disabled, they are vulnerable and that is why they require a safe environment in which they can come into their own.

Based on their intellectual abilities and interests, the residents join one of ten work areas. This allows them to make a meaningful contribution through sewing, recycling, repair work, cooking, gardening or something else in a sheltered environment. At the same time, the work areas offer therapeutic value and all the benefits of a proper job – self-worth, recognition, pride, companionship, quality of life and hope.

Holistic and client-centered service is provided by Horizon House’s staff members, instructors, medical staff and a social worker. We also take care of their recreational and spiritual needs as well as personal development. And we support their parents and families.

Horizon House is a non-profit company responsible for its own funding. In order to run a financially sustainable centre, we have to supplement our income with donations, sales, fundraising, events and bequests.

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We invite you to contact us if you would like to become involved in any way – we have a range of projects which need the help of volunteers.



Various projects form social highlights on our calendar and help to create additional income streams. Our yearly fête is a highlight on our social calendar.

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Horizon House
9th October 2023

Annatjie Ludik Tree af

Annatjie Ludik tree af Annatjie het 2001 as 'n ma by Huis Horison betrokke geraak, toe haar down-sindroom dogter, Marie-Louise, by Huis Horison aangesluit het. Annatjie was dadelik baie betrokke…
Horizon House
9th October 2023

Huldeblyk aan Thulani Ubisi

Huldeblyk aan Thulani - Deur Fancois Burrows Ek weet daar is baie van julle wat Thulani langer as ek geken het. Ek het hom vanaf 2016 geken. So ek praat…
EventsHorizon House
7th May 2023

Horizon House Bowls

Horizon House Bowls 2023 Date: Friday 1 December 2023 Venue: Van der Stel Bowls Club, Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Enter in teams of 4, and enjoy a light dinner after the…
Horizon House
5th April 2023

Huis Horison Winkel

Die Winkeltjie op die Horison het al ‘n lang aanloop en gee ‘n geleentheid vir die publiek om die produkte wat by Huis Horison gemaak word of wat geskenk en…

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