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The Seven Markets of Durban
- 4 - 5 hours
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- *Approx package price
Why see one market when you can see seven in one day? Join this Durban tour to experience the ultimate market 'package deal', with healers and hawker-food, spices and saris, beads, and bongos all featuring in one eclectic, frenetic adventure.
* Experience the rich cultural and historical Indian influence in Grey Street
* Visit one of the biggest mosques in the Southern Hemisphere and see the Emmanuel Cathedral
* Immerse yourself in the vibrant Victoria Street Market
* Admire street stalls full of colourful handicrafts and local treasures
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Durban Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Even in winter, Durban has a temperate climate. However, it is also unpredictable. Layered clothing is recommended and it is important to respect the city’s varied cultures and wear conservative clothing (less-revealing tops or short skirts). Shorts should be knee-length. Please also be sensible about displaying money and jewellery.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Experience the atmospheric vibe of Durban from street-level on this revealing Durban market tour infused with the essence of India. Bet you didn't expect that, did you?!
Durban's Indian population has shaped the face of this cosmopolitan city, bringing rich culinary traditions, age-old customs, and Eastern artistic influences to this thriving African port.
Kick off your Durban walking tour by discovering the historic Grey Street area (also known as Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street). Explore the arcades and alleys lined with shops selling iridescent saris, fragrant spices, and fiery curries - you'd be forgiven for thinking you were walking down the streets of Mumbai or Delhi!
Don't forget to take time to appreciate the fine Art Deco architecture of the buildings in this area, which give Durban an elegant, historic feel. The Victoria Street Market reveals hawker-style food, traditional healers, beaded jewellery and other sensory wonders bound to captivate and enthrall.
Next up, follow your guide to the bustling Warwick Junction precinct where more than 5,000 traders market their wares on a daily basis. The atmosphere here is raw and electric, as stalls featuring Zulu clay pots, fresh produce, African art, bright clothing, beaded necklaces, herbal medicine, and freshly-caught seafood provide an unfolding array of things to try, buy, taste and photograph!
Thoroughly over-stimulated, you'll finish your Durban walking tour at a restaurant located near the Stable Theatre, where you can choose to sip a smooth South African wine, down a crisp Zulu beer, or sample some traditional African cuisine - a fine way to end this tour through Durban's memorable markets.
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