A vibrant blend of cultures and flavours – from the tip of Africa to the tip of the tongue!
Founded in 1994, Cape Herb & Spice started as an entrepreneurial endeavour and now forms part of the Libstar family of companies. We are based in Cape Town, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city situated at the tip of Africa. Our location is significantly situated along the West-African trading route explored by sailors in the 1400s. The Dutch East India Company, a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement in Cape Town in the mid-1600s, which acted 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 Cape Herb & Spice was formed. We operate across three sites in Cape Town and our capabilities include Spice, Tea & Fine Food Gifting. The pillars of our business are innovation, quality and a diverse product range. Two decades after starting in a barrow at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Herb & Spice exports a variety of private label and branded products to some of the top retailers globally and is a true South African success story.
FREE FROM artificial flavours and colours, added MSG and preservatives – and they are non-irradiated, non-GMO, Halaal and suitable for vegans. Over 80% of our herbs and spices are procured from source and aimed at growing sustainable farming practices. With top international accreditation, we produce to the highest food safety standards. We have created over 700 jobs since our inception – many of the skilled women who work in our factories are the proud bread-winners for their families