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Victoria Street Market

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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151-55 Bertha Mkhize Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 306 4021
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All reviews buy gifts stalls selling indian shops fun shopping great market for sale great place to visit secure parking durban city tour zulu culture spicy sellers merchandise bargains beadwork hurley haggle
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hoped to see more typical Indian stalls but not much. Dominated by African curious. The city centre area is so littered all over. The city needs a revamp.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelCat299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun market to visit - shopkeepers and assistants are really friendly and only a couple were pushy. There is a lot of beautiful Zulu and Xhosa beaded jewelry here and if you’re around for a few days, you can also commission pieces....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kmaija83
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in our African culture, this is certainly one of the places to go to. Our guide Jabulani (Sambo) was excellent, explaining the intricacies of the Traditional Healers, and other African traditions expertly. Parking is available underneath the Denis Hurley building, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mlindaanne
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Busy place and obviously messy as well. You have to seek and deal what you wish. Very kind and lovely indian sellers explaining you how to use spices. Traditionnal handcrafts of the zulu culture and african one in general. You have to deal the price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank isayade
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

A building of many small shops. If you are looking for “standard souvenirs”, this can be a place. But, no surprise, nothing special, nor extraordinary. I did not find anything worth visiting here. One block further down to the next local market, and you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We loved the experience, but were disappointed because we expected more of the Indian experience and not so many flea market items. They should really keep it more authentic

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BarbzGriffith
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was truly treasure house of Zulu craft....woodwork, ostrich eggs (gorgeously crafted) bead jewellery, and more and more. So so many shops, I bought truly amazing stuff, now decorating my table at home. But bargain you must, and be careful opening your wallet.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank neena1112
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The most scares I have ever been in my life. Not so much the market, the area outside and people.... You can't get to/from the market without going through the most awful area. I thought I was going to die. If you MUST go, make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Touristy market where one can buy lots of souvenirs! Spices, bracelets, african/Indian dresses and little trinkets are sold here.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank KhalidHayat
Reviewed 22 August 2018

If you want to see the penetration of Zulu culture in the city go to the Muti Bridge at Victoria Street Market. I did it with a friend who is familiar with the traders and the stuff being traded. He offered me background to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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22 February 2017|
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Response from AvishaanM | Property representative |
Hi Carla, Thank you for your interest in the Victoria Street Market. You can get to the market via Uber or your own vehicle. We keep security at the highest regard and have visible presence to ensure you a safe and secure... More
23 January 2017|
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Response from Marlon R | Reviewed this property |
I would take Uber or a Taxi.