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Have you ever dreamed of sashaying in a sari, getting tattooed with henna or tucking into an ‘atomic bomb’ curry? Satisfy your yearning for burning… and a lot more… at Durban’s oldest market.

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The Bustling Market

"This is a most wonderful, bustling, captivating market where you can buy anything from African jewellery, shoes and clothes, smartphones and local food, to fruit & veg & fish & meat (including whole heads of cows or sheep which are apparently boiled whole for hours -...

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The Top 7 things to do in Durban!

In 2014, CNN rated Durban as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen”. If you want to find out why it received this acclaim, here are the top seven things to do in Durban. http://bit.ly/2lRYTlV[addthis...

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Durbanite’s Experience the Market

Geg was taken on a guided tour by one of the owners of the Victoria Street market in Durban. He was fortune to be taken through the whole market as well as the Fish Market. “It was an amazing experience, full of colorful merchandise and people”. At the market you will...

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The struggle of 73′

Indian Market Stallholders Associations at the ML Sultan Technical College on Saturday 31St March 1973 which included the Action committee however resulted very negatively. The council’s attitude showed a lack of concern for the welfare of thousands from the...

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Did you know?

The Victoria Street Market, Formally known as The Indian Market was Rebuilt in 1973, and officially reopened in July 1990 One of the. of the main stipulations made by the City Council was that the Market be aesthetically pleasing as it is highly visible by passing...

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The Unique Outstanding features of Victoria Street Market

Given the back history of the Victoria Street Market , we have come to understand the following. The site the market is built on is one that comprised of the’ blood sweat and tears of those indentured labourers and our forefathers that have fought for the right to...

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African and Indian fusion

A perfect fusion of African and Indian culture, the Victoria Street Market dates back over one hundred years. Located in one of Durban’s most recognizable buildings, the eleven domes of ‘the Vic’ are distinctive on Durban’s skyline, and prompt a visit to this vibrant...

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Soaking up the Durban Vibe!

"This is a great place for local cheap shopping. It's a great mix of Indian and African spices, food and souvenirs all at an affordable price and of course subject to bargaining. I spent about an hour walking about and ended up with some lovely souviners, spices from...

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A one stop bargain shop

A must for those traveling to Durban and looking for handicrafts. Make sure to bargain, prices will definitely drop. Plenty of stalls from which you can buy and bargain. Prices for handicrafts and souvenirs are cheaper here than Johannesburg. If you are there on a...

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Afro-Oriental Culture

The Victoria Street Market is an indoor bazaar (locally called a flea market) that remains a hub of activity throughout the year. It offers everything from Indian spices and incenses, to fresh fruits and vegetables, fabrics, ceramics, and arts and crafts. When you...

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Things to do in Durban

Ever dreamt of sashaying in a sari, getting tattooed with henna or tucking into an ‘atomic bomb’ curry? Satisfy your yearning for burning and a lot more at Durban’s oldest market. Venture down to the Victoria Street Market on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets...

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A must for all tourists

A must for all tourists, ( local and international ). Safe and friendly destination. Good security within the market building. Gifts and any item purchased, prices can be negotiated with stall owners. Jewellery store available and no need for cash as most stalls...

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