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9 Markets in Durban | Food, Craft, Music & More - 2019 

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9 Markets in Durban | Food, Craft, Music & More - 2019
Your guide to the best markets in Durban including flea markets, antiques markets, food markets and farmers markets. We've got all you need to know and more!
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9 Markets in Durban | Food, Craft, Music & More - 2019

Your guide to the best markets in Durban including flea markets, antiques markets, food markets and farmers markets. We've got all you need to know and more!
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9 Markets in Durban | Food, Craft, Music & More - 2019
Your guide to the best markets in Durban including flea markets, antiques markets, food markets and farmers markets. We've got all you need to know and more!

Durban markets offer the ideal experience for anyone looking to spend a day meandering through quirky stalls while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere with a cappuccino in hand.

Selling everything from delicious food and coffee to modern art and quirky antiques, the market culture in Durban does not disappoint!

Make sure you’ve got the inside scoop on the best markets in Durban, here’s all you need to know.

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Shongweni Farmers Market

This authentic, family-friendly, farmer’s market has got everything you look for in a market experience.

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It’s got the country charm, it’s got the scrumptious food, it’s got the wide variety of fresh produce and most importantly, it’s got your Saturday morning sorted!

Whether you’re keen to take it easy and stroll around looking for the freshest artisanal breads or you’re looking to fill up your basket with the best quality English sausages, a morning at the Shongweni Farmer’s Market will take you on a voyage around the world.

I Heart Market

Staying true to its name, the I Heart Market is loved by locals and tourists alike!

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The market sprawls across the Imbizo Lawns outside of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and boasts an array of unique stalls and exciting culinary treats.

All products are carefully selected for their unique appeal and designer flair. From local jewellery and handmade leather goods to home decor and gorgeous upcycled gems, this market has it all!

Roof Top Night Market

Said to offer the best in local crafts and slow cooked food, the Roof Top Market at Musgrave gives you the chance to spice up your Friday evening plans!

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If you’re looking for a night filled with locally produced handmade craft, live music and scrumptious eats - this market is made for you!

“There’s no market like the night market”

  • Operating Hours: The first Friday of every month
    • 5pm - 9pm
  • Contact Number: 031 277 8420
  • Address: Musgrave Centre Parking lot, Level 5.
  • More Info: Facebook Page
  • Latest Events: Roof Top Night Market

The Morning Trade

The Morning Trade is a weekly market that invites local farmers, artisan producers and organic merchants to display their creations.

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Whether you're looking to indulge in a delicious breakfast, lunch or freshly ground coffee, or you're just keen to hang with friends, then this energetic market is for you.

You'll also get a chance to fill your baskets with lush produce, superb baked goods, artisanal ice cream and delectable confectionery.


This artisan market has taken the Durban market scene by storm.

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Situated in Durban’s revamped Rivertown Precinct, Smarket offers vibey stalls, fresh food, vintage clothing and uber trendy goods on offer. Locals really smaak it.

The market is child-friendly too! With loads of games and activities, this spot is suited to everyone… even your inner child!

  • Operating Hours: Every second Friday of the month
    • 5:30pm - 9Pm
  • Contact Number: 082 741 8805
  • Address: 8 Morrison Street.
  • More Info: Facebook Page
  • Latest Events: Smarket

Golden Hours Family Market

The Golden Hours Family Market operates every Sunday and it's simply golden!

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Locals set up stalls selling handmade goods and grocery items and small businesses display their trades, offering a mixed browsing experience.

Featuring a large play area for the kids, safe off-street parking and an ample supply of food vendors available to choose from, the market is also pet friendly.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Sundays, 10am-3:30pm
  • Contact Number: (031) 564 2350
  • Address: Waterkant Road, Durban
  • More Info: Golden Hours Family Market

Stables Lifestyle Market

The Stables Lifestyle Market is a night market that provides live music while visitors shop at various antique stalls and great food outlets.

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If you’re looking for trinkets to take home, this cost-efficient market is just for you.

Tip: It’s a good idea to always carry cash as card facilities are limited, if any.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri & Wed 6pm-10pm
    • Sun, 10am-5pm
  • Contact Number: (031) 312 3058
  • Address: 9 Jacko Jackson Drive, Durban
  • More Info: Stables Lifestyle Market

Essenwood Morning Market

If you love all things British, you will appreciate the Essenwood Morning Market.

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The entire market is shaded by the canopy of lush evergreen trees.

A variety of fresh flowers are available for purchase and a cosy food court is situated right next to the kid’s play area, so you can watch the kids while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee from one of the food stalls. It makes for a perfect morning out.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Sat, 9am-2pm
  • Contact Number: 082 460 0625
  • Address: Stephen Dlamini Road, Berea
  • More Info: Morning Market

Victoria Street Market

Situated on the corner of Queen and Victoria Street, the Victoria Street Market boasts a unique blend of Indian and African culture.

Serenade your senses

Spread over 170 stalls, the ‘Vic” invites its shoppers to indulge their senses like never before!

The new, modern building has two storeys loaded with an array of curry powder, spices incense and all things afro-oriental!

  • Operating Hours:
    • Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
  • Contact Number: +27 (0)31 306 4021
  • Address: Corner of Queen and Victoria

From sensual spices to artisan foods and gorgeous local crafts, the Durban market scene is not to be missed! So if you’re looking to indulge your senses and treat yourself, take a gander through some of the markets featured above!

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