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 1400’s. The Dutch East India Company, a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement in Cape Town in the mid 1600’s, 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.  


We offer a turn-key service from concept through development to delivery of finished product and are driven by innovation across all capabilities including: blends, packaging & design

Our products are 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