Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Victoria Street Market

Craft & Flea Markets / Malls & Shopping in or near Central, Durban in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Things To Do in CentralVictoria Street Market

Craft & Flea Markets Malls & Shopping Wheelchair Friendly Durban

Where? Corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

When? Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 18h00 and Sundays from 10h00 to 16h00.

How? Call +27 (0)31 306-4021

How much? Free to browse

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Central, in KwaZulu Natal

The Victoria Street Market, on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban, is rather like stepping into another world, with its blend of all things Indian and African. Spices and incense rent the air in which more than 170 stalls display their wares.

The Vic, as the Victoria Market is now known, is set in a huge building that resembles something out of a Maharajahís story. The ornate structure is a humming place in which to buy anything in the way of food and spices (the delight of varying coloured varieties come by the barrel), including a fish market downstairs - a food loverís delight.

The Indian community in Durban is the largest outside of Asia. They have had a huge impact on the character of the city of Durban, and the open air markets, that have evolved into the Victoria Street Market, were first opened in the 1870s - a fantastic way to familiarise yourself with the colour, smells, boldly colourful material and bartering that is so characteristic of their community. And it isnít all about food. You can buy saris, scarves, arts and crafts, woven baskets, beaded dolls and animals, oriental ceramics, and Chinese wholesale goods.

If you really want to make a day of it, head a little further down to Grey Street (now called Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street) - the cultural heart of the Indian community with its distinctive Indian architectural character with narrow lanes, colonnades over pavements and a wave of material shops - Grey Streetís former status as a clothing mecca lingers.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Central

Riviera Hotel


Riviera Hotel

The Riviera Hotel is ideally located for access to Durban CBD, right opposite Durban Bay and within walking distance to ... more


Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

Accommodation convenient to Victoria Street Market

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / KwaZulu Natal Accommodation / Durban Accommodation / Central Accommodation has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2018. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap