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Markets of Warwick Tour

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#19 of 85 Tours in Durban
About Markets of Warwick Tour
Markets of Warwick Tour is a 2.5 hours walking tour through the 9 informal markets in Warwick Junction. Warwick Junction lies on the edge of the Durban's inner-city and is the primary public transport interchange in the city. On an average day the area accommodates 460 000 commuters, and at least 6000 street vendors. Given the confluence of rail, taxi and bus transport, this area has always been a natural market for street vendors. The Markets of Warwick includes between 5000 and 8000 vendors trading in 9 distinct markets. Currently this is the only informally structured market in a public space of this magnitude, and thus establishes itself as the single most authentic African market that South Africa has to offer. The products available vary from beadwork, traditional arts and crafts, traditional cuisine, fresh produce, music and entertainment merchandise, clothing, accessories and traditional medicine. We run tours everyday between 9:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:30.
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Go and experience the vibrancy of South Africa. You are perfectly safe and the tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable. This shows ubuntu in the true sense where people care and look out for one another. It is a sensory tour not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dhardman2016
TasmiQ, Public Relations Manager at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback, and for recommending the tour to others. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to be the only people on the tour plus it was a Friday and so all the stalls / Markets were in operation. The parking under the Victoria Market is tricky to locate in the hustle and bustle of the street. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevan T
TasmiQ, Public Relations Manager at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and are glad you enjoyed the experience. Thank you!

Reviewed January 26, 2018

I had great emails/organisation from the organiser before I left Australia. Everything seemed in order and we went to the meeting place at the arranged time. Nobody showed up to greet us and we waited for 45mins. Fair enough if we were advised or there...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TravelAgentStacey
TasmiQ, Public Relations Manager at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

We are responding more fully for the public record, to say that we conducted an investigation into the matter and the following was communicated with Stacey via email communication. We hope this clarifies that the tour was not cancelled out of negligence, but rather because...More

Reviewed September 22, 2017

Just to echo all the positives below. We definitely feel we wouldn't have been able to have such a relaxed and informative time at the markets if we had gone on our own. Aside from the information about the markets, our guide had much of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RichardAck1960
Nonhlanhla N, Markets of Warwick Team at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

We appreciate you taking time to write the review, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Markets of Warwick and in Durban.

Reviewed July 29, 2017

Well worth doing when visiting durban. Our guide was outstanding.. Very informative and interesting.

Date of experience: July 2017
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TasmiQ, Research Officer, Asiye eTafuleni at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Happy to hear that your experience was worthwhile and that your guide impressed! We value your feedback, thank you!

Reviewed July 28, 2017

Loved my walk (in fact two walks) through the Warwick markets. So good to interact with the people that are there selling their wares. Only hate about the whole walk was the Bovine market. It is smelly and not very clean. However they have their...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Lynncooper_sa
TasmiQ, Research Officer, Asiye eTafuleni at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Glad you enjoyed the experience and interacting with informal traders. Like many informal market hubs around the world that experience high traffic from consumers, commuters, vehicles and different modes of public transport, there are urban cleanliness challenges that are better or worse in different parts...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017

What a great tour! Such an eye opener to how much trade is taking place at these markets. So well organised and very informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone both local and foreign. Thank you to Toe and the TAC representative.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bryden N
Phumzie1818, Manager at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and that you are recommending it to others. We are looking forward to your visiting us again in the future. Best regards, The Markets of Warwick Tour Team.

Reviewed March 26, 2017

There are 9 markets in central Durban, and you will be fascinated--everything from bead jewelry to traditional medicinal herbs, and lots of surprises in between. Our guide was friendly and helpful and made it lots of fun. This is a tour that shows you something...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank KLFinTheWorld
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed February 1, 2017

Led by a local, one can gain deep insights into the (mostly black) community's trading business and living circumstances. One cannot but perceive the stark contrasts in Southafrica's society. Definetely a must do to understand a bit about the country and its people!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank IAmABerliner
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

Thank you for the review and sharing your great photos. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience. Markets of Warwick Tour Team

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It was a very interesting and eye-opening experience! Great guide, felt very safe at all times. I would go back for sure...

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Emma S
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

We appreciate the review, thank you very much.

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Dear Gwen, Thank you for your message and your interest in visiting our City of Durban. We are happy to organize you a tour of the Markets in Warwick Junction and also a guide be available for you for the day. Please send... More
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