About Us & News

About Us & News

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.

 

New Products

 

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!

 

A whole new line of Jams, Preserves & Tapenades from Chaloner of South Africa

 

 

 

Hand Crafted Bags

While in South Africa this year we fell in love with Hand bags we found at a local high end boutique. Each bag was vibrant, colorful cheery and unique. Each bag came with a story telling us the name of the Artisan and the mission of the company. Mielie started in Cape Town South Africa with a vision to create a sustainable and empowering employment through the utilization of Art and Design, allowing the people who handcraft the products to work from home. Each Bag is entirely handcrafted and wherever possible made from recycled materials. Mielie currently employs 50 people mostly women. Their bags are now in Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, China and now in the US.

 

Our Company

Our company is built on the principles of providing quality products and reliable service. We are proud of the fact that much of what we offer is organic and hand made. We firmly believe in giving back by supporting emerging Artists and Returning a portion of our profits to HIV Aids relief in South Africa.

Our diversified product range continues to grow. improving our standard products, and listening to the customer.