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Address: Durban, South Africa
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The Indian Quarter is Irrevocably Lost.

The Indian Quarter comprises where Alfred Britini Xuma, Monty Naicker and Yusaf Dadoo streets meet. While the Victoria Street Market and the Madressa Arcade is still a worthwhile... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Sharon B
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Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best and most beautiful place. You must see it and experience it yourself. Taking the tour you can enjoy a lot there

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Thank Abdi K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Indian Quarter comprises where Alfred Britini Xuma, Monty Naicker and Yusaf Dadoo streets meet. While the Victoria Street Market and the Madressa Arcade is still a worthwhile visit,these streets are no longer safe with a friendly,easy-going vibe. We weren't able to park in the Victoria Street market arcade,thus had the opportunity to walk the streets in order to visit... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Numerous retailers stocking high-end clothing brands at cheaper than usual prices. Expect to haggle. Also has several eastern food places. Good quality at low prices.

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Thank j0ekhan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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122 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

area evokes lots of memories of the past. The area was never spotlessly clean and it lives up to that reputation. Crowds are bigger. Numerous clothing and spice shops. Largest mosque in the Souther hemisphere. Just beware of your pockets and personal items while you are try g to get something interesting while shopping. Take a look.....you may enjoy the... More 

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1 Thank Lutchman2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

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

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Thank NoelleKoeries
Durban, South Africa
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126 reviews
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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

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Thank Khalid B
Lenasia, South Africa
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 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.

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1 Thank AzTee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 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 

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1 Thank ivy58
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.

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3 Thank Shurely
San Francisco, CA
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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!

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