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Address: Durban, South Africa
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Disappointing but worth a peak

I got some good spices here but overall it was like many other markets, nothing particular spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got some good spices here but overall it was like many other markets, nothing particular spectacular.

Thank NoelleKoeries
Durban, South Africa
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The Indian Quarter houses the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere and the well know Victoria Street Market famous for its variety of spices and fish. Most stores in this part of the CBD are owned by Indians and in years gone by mostly Indians used to shop here but its now gone cosmopolitan

Thank Khalid B
Lenasia, South Africa
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242 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Visited the old streets, brought back lots of memories. The shops and area and still looks the same but all the stores and owners have changed. Not as many clothing stores as before. Lots of foreigners.

Thank AzTee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Did a walking tour for ZAR100 per person with a tourist guide from the Durban Tourist Centre becaase were afraid to walk on our own. The walk was very interesting and included the Grey St Mosque, Victoria Market (useful for souvenirs), fish and meat markets (smelly) muti market (very interesting). The guide was friendly but did not say much -... More 

Thank ivy58
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Where oh where are you? With visitors, we spent over an hour trying to find this quarter and ended up going to the old Indian market now confusingly named the Victoria market which was great. So this was totally useless.

3 Thank Shurely
San Francisco, CA
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We only had a brief amount of time to spend in this area so spent it in one of the shopping areas. The spice shops were incredible with different curries, spice mixes and seasonings necessary for East Indian cuisine. The Indian shop keepers were delightful--I've never been called darling so many times in my life!

2 Thank Marilyn M
Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

What used to be an area that represented a small part of India and much of the Indian heritage and culture this area has metamorphisised into a multinational culture with people from all over. Street vendors and pedestrians juggle for space in the narrow pavements. It remains a bustling area, where any person finds themselves somewhat intimidated by the jostling... More 

6 Thank Ferial
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This area is a great place to see the various cultures and the way the people are respectful. Also A good place to do shopping.v

2 Thank Ameerudin
Devizes, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As part of the tour of Durban we stopped at an Indian market which was ok to pick up a few cheap gifts

1 Thank julie B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The smells, sound and colour. The hum and buzz of the people., makes you feel as though you have been to India! Lots to buy from spices and curry powders to exotic saris, gorgeous beaded sandals and jewellery. Take cash and bargain!

3 Thank carhar132

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