CapeTown Trader is an American company with significant interests in South Africa. We not only love traveling to this beautiful and diverse country but through our trade with South Africa we have discovered some of the world’s most fascinating people, exciting new artworks, and great cuisines. There are the great textile art we obtain from Alexa Kirsten in Wellington,. These have been snapped up by libraries and parents for the joy each original work epitomizes. Chaloner makes delicious gourmet foodstuffs – jams, preserves, tapenades and chili’s from a magnificent French country manor in the breathtaking Stellenbosch mountains. And of course biltong and dry boerewors (farmer’s sausage) are one of our biggest sellers,. They originated with the Voortrekker’s, pioneers who dragged ox wagons through the country into the hinterland. Settlers would dry the meat in the sun as they traveled. Today every South Africa is addicted to bitong and dry sausage (droe wors) and so are increasing numbers of Americans. We’re proud of doing business with this diverse and fascinating country. Our sales contribute toward creating jobs, and also in some instances help combat HIV and AIDS. Thank you for visiting our site, we hope that as time develops we become firm friends.
We carry more than 300 specialty items ranging from gourmet nougat to rooibos tea, which is indigenous to South Africa and grown only in the mountains of Clanwilliam. We carry the most popular black tea in South Africa, a beloved brand of chutney, gourmet preserves from organically grown produce, and we also carry a fascinating range of textile art, handmade cards, and… well, why don’t you enter these pages and see for yourself?
NoMU is an original South African food and lifestyle concept by Tracy Foulkes. Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NoMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NoMU range of products. Tracy has created each and every NoMU product in her own home kitchen, with both her own and your health close at heart. NoMU is designed with an active, healthy and outdoor lifestyle in mind, and is about making healthy eating fun, easy and convenient!
Fynbos Fine Foods Chilli products have just arrived! Fynbos uses only the finest and freshest produce. NO preservatives, NO colorants, NO MSG or pectin (NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING). The chillies, pepper drops, peppers, tomatoes and, herbs are picked early in the morning from our greenhouses and fields and are then bottled in our kitchens under extremely hygienic conditions.
Biltong is a cured meat similar to carpaccio, and far more delicious than jerky. The Dutch settlers who migrated to the hinterland and were called Voortrekkers use to hang strips of meat to dry from their oxwagons. Preparation involves applying vinegar to the best cuts of meat, then rubbing it with a mix of herbs, salts and spices. Our biltong and droe wors products are USDA approved. We sell them almost faster than we stock them – so that gives you an idea of how tasty they are.
Ouma rusks are South African comfort food. Eaten dry or snack dipped into coffee or tea before being eaten, it is similar to a chunkier form of biscotti. Try the Muesli or Buttermilk Rusks, or buy a range, you’ll find this is your favorite winter snack.
For those who love Nougat we encourage you to taste our Walters Handmade Nougat. Never hard, nor overly sweet and just right amount of nuts honey and berries.
If you have a store or are a reseller please feel free to contact us for our extensive catalog & price sheets. With over 300 items we are sure you will find something unique and to your liking.
Please check out our Meile Hand Made Bags on Close out Sale!