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Cape Herb & Spice
About Cape Herb

ABOUT US

A VIBRANT BLEND OF CULTURES AND FLAVOURS. ON THE TIP OF AFRICA, ON THE TOP OF THE TONGUE.

The Cape Herb & Spice Company is based in Cape Town, a cosmopolitan city situated at the south-western tip of Africa. The location of the city is significant. In the early 1400s the European sailors began exploring the west coast of Africa in search of a trade route to the spice markets in Asia.

Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 and in 1498 Vasco da Gama established a sea route to India. The Dutch East India Company, which was a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement at Cape Town in the mid 1600s as a midway point for their exchange with Asia. This mix of European, African and Asian cultures has given the city a rich culinary heritage. And it's against this background that the Cape Herb & Spice Company was formed.

Our Roots

Founded in 1994, the Cape Herb & Spice Company lies in the heart of the world-renowned Constantia winelands, a short 20-minute drive from Cape Town's Central Business District and International airport.

A Taste of Excellence

Regarded as global leaders in the herb and spice industry, our facilities have been custom built and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Our technology is managed according to international food safety standards and is certified to the highest level on an annual basis. Furthermore, our facilities are regularly audited by several of our private label clients, many of whom are regarded as world leaders in quality and food safety.

A Pleasing Blend

The Cape Herb & Spice Company is a non-discriminatory employer with enlightened human resources policies. This has contributed to the company's accreditation with organisations such as Fairtrade; an initiative that promotes better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. At the Cape Herb & Spice Company, we pride ourselves on our motivated and expert workforce.

Together we strive to deliver the best herb and spice product ranges in the world.