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Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams


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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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Our very existence depends on financial support, assistance and the goodwill of the community.  It is easy to donate. Either donate once-off, monthly or leave a legacy.

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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
23rd November 2022

Important dates 2023

9 January Work rooms open 9 - 13 January Return Appointments 14 February Valentine’s Function 3 March Home Weekend 10 March Golf Day 21 March                  Human Rights Day 24 March…
EventsHorizon House
7th November 2022

Horison Challenge Trail Run Results

THANK YOU We, at Horizon House, would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your support by entering the Horison Challenge Trail Run. Horizon House is a residential and…
6th October 2022

Huis Horison Kermis / Fête 5 November 2022

We are excited to announce that the Horizon House Fête will take place again on Saturday 5 November 2022 at our premises in Onder Papegaaiberg, from 09:00 - 13:00. The…
EventsHorizon House
2nd October 2022

Horison Challenge Trail Run

Come and take part in this fun Trail Run, on Saturday 5 November 2022 The race start and finish will be at the Huis Horison Somerkermis / Horizon House Summer…

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