A vibrant blend of cultures and flavours.
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.
On the tip of Africa, on the top of the tongue.
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.