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Address: 151-55 Bertha Mkhize Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 31 306 4021
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Visit one of South Africa's premier tourist destination, thats rich in...

Visit one of South Africa's premier tourist destination, thats rich in culture and heritage. Experience the hustle and bustle of one of the oldest markets in Durban, featuring a large variety of bags, spices, Chinese wholesale goods, brassware,cellphones, African artwork, curios and much much more, not forgetting our dedicated fish and meat market. Join us for an unforgettable shopping experience.

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We went on a Saturday about 10:00am because we were told it closed at noon on Saturday's. It wasn't very crowded and there were lots of stalls to buy things. Luckily the vendors... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quirky attraction - a must see - I'm a bit defensive around markets as I find being pestered a bit annoying but am able to accept the normal approaches - I got totally fed up with a guy who originated in Harrow UK who thought that because I lived fairly close was a prime target to sell everything he... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wonderful place to visit. All the store personnel were friendly. I would especially suggest the curry shop. The store owner gave a informative presentation on curry spices and how to mix them for your personal taste.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday about 10:00am because we were told it closed at noon on Saturday's. It wasn't very crowded and there were lots of stalls to buy things. Luckily the vendors were not pushy and they left you alone to look at things. BUT the stuff is the same in each shop. The thing I liked the most... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have been traveling for close to 5 weeks and there is not much we have not seen in the way of markets. What makes this one unique is the cleanliness, the orderliness and the politeness of the vendors. We felt compelled to buy some spices and some more tscatchkes as gifts. I guess we will have to recruit some... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Victoria Street Market is not worth the trip if you've been to tourist shops anywhere else in Africa. The market is a covered two-story mall, housing rows of independent shops. Most of the shops on the first floor feature trinkets, clothing and wood statues aimed at tourists. The shops all have almost identical merchandise (wood animals, tribal masks, beaded necklaces,... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Spices, craft, local cloths and some food. In the market and all around shops have the same things. I think is very boring for a tourist.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went here with a couple of local friends who were keen to show me their local market. I am not sure if it was a particularly bad day but it seemed as though a lot of the stalls were empty and the only things there in the main were fresh fruit and veg, plenty of it but very repetitive. There... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place where you can buy traditional things. A huge market with craft, spices, food, clothes. I enjoy the visit, specially because of the spices. So many flavours and aromas. I just loved to see a woman in a shop making the piri-piri at my own taste, mixing and explaining what she was doing. Just because of this... More 

Thank msgoliveira
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We got the people mover bus which stops just outside. It was on a Sunday and we were advised the market closes at 1pm (we got there about mid morning) and it was really really quiet. Stalls sell bags and loads of tourist items such as Zulu jewellery, African wooden art, carved tusks and eggs and other pieces, but almost... More 

Thank Josey T
Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to stroll around various stalls. Had a lovely snack at the Queen Victoria cafe which deserves high marks. Hard working lady serving and cooking all on her own. Loved the aroma of all the colourful spice stalls. Would have been nice to see more food stalls and more fresh veg and fruit stalls

Thank Colleen M

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