Must-Do Market Meandering
Visiting the sunny seaside city of Durbs soon? For a day spent with the locals snacking on some finely crafted pastries, cakes and artisan breads or an amble among farm stalls packed with home-made crafts of all kinds, visit any one of these top 4 markets that are hosted by this friendly city…
- The Litchi Orchard – Ballito
This market offers the best of both in terms of market meandering: good food and drink, and an excellent selection of arts, homemade knick-knacks and antiques. Throw in some live music and a lovely outdoor environment set within a well-maintained litchi orchard, and this market is the epitome of a well spent Saturday morning.
Available: Every second Saturday of the month: 9am – 2pm.
- The I Heart Market – Moses Mabhida Stadium
This comprehensive market is set beside the impressive landmark that is Moses Mabhida stadium on the Imbizo Lawns, offering you a stunning view of this architectural wonder. With a huge selection of many delectable treats, all locally made, and a wide range of interesting vendors selling goods such as vintage clothing, hand-made leather bags and accessories, beautiful jewellery and more. This market is the embodiment of Durban’s laid-back, yet vibrant ‘vibe’.
Available: The first Saturday of every month: 9am – 2pm.
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- Shongweni Farmers Market
This market is for the early birds, and is the quintessential farmer’s market experience – just 30 minutes’ drive inland of Durban. Here you will find locals strolling around with dogs and puppies, sharing a coffee and a plate of eggy goodness from the hay bale seating. The hands-on producers at this market are very proud of their wares and will happily talk you through their production processes. Foodies will relish a morning spent at this market, gorging on traditional English sausages to decadent baked goods, handcrafted organic cheeses, breads and rustic French staples like terrines and rillettes.
Available: Every Saturday morning: 6.30 – 10.30am
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- The Morning Trade Market
This funky, relatively ‘new to the scene’ market is found in the centre of Durban, in the Station Drive Precinct, Berea – known as Durban’s premier arts and culture precinct. Shop for farm fresh ingredients and artisan pastries and breads made by enthusiastic local vendors of all ages. You will also find an excellent selection of top quality meats and a colourful assortment of fresh cut flowers, while you mingle with some of Durban’s coolest cats.
Available: Every Sunday: 8am – 1pm.
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