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LLinger longer as your senses take in the smells, sounds and tastes of different spices and incense or let your sight drink in the vibrant and colourful fabrics.
The Victoria Street Market is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir or two to take home, and no visit to Durban is complete without a stop here. Here colour is everywhere, from men in their traditional kurtas and women in their saris to the heaped piles of spices in golds and reds.
Browse over 170 stalls and you will find a uniquely South African eclectic mix of African and Indian products. The ground floor has a fish and seafood market, fresh meat, fruit, vegetables and spices.
TThe top floor is popular with international visitors, offering more conventional shopping for souvenirs, crafts, jewellery and fabrics. And if bargaining is your thing, at the Victoria Street market not only is it fun, it is expected.
Victoria Street Market
TThe city of Durban (eThekwini) is home to one of the largest populations of Indians outside India, and the market is a reflection of the city’s historical ties with India.
While the current Victoria Street Market was built at the beginning of the 1980s, it replaced the famous Indian Market which dated back to 1910, but was destroyed by fire in 1973.
The new, modern building has two storeys featuring underground parking and purple Indian minarets that make the market resemble a Maharajah's palace.