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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.