Banhoek Chilli Oil

Banhoek Chilli Oil was established in South Africa’s Western Cape winelands in 2017; the founders inspired by a “sauce piquante” they’d discovered and enjoyed while living in Europe.

Banhoek Chilli Oil is named for the valley we call home; where our premium chilli oil is handcrafted in our custom-built production kitchens. In centuries past, travellers braving the Helshoogte (‘Hell’s Heights’) Pass between the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek would keep a keen eye out for the lions and leopards that roamed free here. The eastern slopes of the mountains were particularly intimidating, and they dubbed this valley the Ban(g)hoek, or ‘Fear Corner’. Today it’s a picturesque highlight of South Africa’s Western Cape winelands and – as our many visitors would agree – not at all scary.

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