A selection of South African bottled water brands
Possibly the last in the series on South African bottled water sold in restaurants across the Southern Cape. Again all of the bottles were produced within the local area and there were no imported waters on offer. This locally sourced model is something that the restaurant trade in the UK could learn from.
The Moyo water brand (private label) was again produced by La Vie Du Luc – a large manufacturer based in Franschhoek.There is one example of their own label taken in Franschhoek.
The Crystal Fynbos brand was very cheaply put together but boasts a strong history on its website. “Crystal Fynbos is from one of the purest sources of natural spring water in the world. It is bottled at source from the Stanford eye aquifer, in the Overberg, the fynbos capital of the world. ”
Its name – Fynbos – is the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa, mainly in winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate.
San Michelle Spring Water – “Every drop of rain that falls on our protected hillside makes a 15-year journey though the landscape, trickling slowly down through the heather and deep into the rock bed on its way to the source of San Michelle. ” etc etc. But again a locally produced water from the Southern Cape.