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 1400's 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 1600's 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.
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.
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, they pride themselves on their motivated and expert workforce.