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Address: 127 Johannes Nkosi Street | NGO Asiye eTafuleni Unit 111 Business Incubation Building, SEDA eThekwini, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Markets of Warwick Tour is a 2.5 hours walking tour through the 9 informal...

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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You will see what others won't see

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 of Durban that you really wouldn't find on your own. I felt I knew and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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!

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

We appreciate the review, thank you very much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I booked this tour in advance then cancelled based on a local's recommendation that the area was shady and it wasn't a place to get souvenirs. I rebooked again when a fellow traveler told me about her experience and I'm SO glad I did. The tour includes 9 markets. Only one of them has souvenirs (Victoria St. Market) but its... More 

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you rebooked and got to experience the markets. We hope to see you again with more of your friends and family in the near future. Best Regards, Markets of Warwick Tour More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I embarked on a fascinating tour of the Warwick Triangle markets with Slindile who was a great source of information. I suppose I could have visited those markets by myself but it was nice to be accompanied by someone who really knows the area. I found the herb market especially interesting and unique; that place bent my head

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for visiting the Markets of Warwick. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and that Slindile was a great source of information. We appreciated your feedback and thank you for liking our facebook page @marketsofwarwick. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A very interesting tour of the markets in Durban. Highly recommended this organised tour, which is provided by market stall holders to promote the diversity of produce. This is a safe tour in an area that you may not normally feel safe to go. All the stall holders are helpful,friendly and not at all pushy. You have a tour guide,... More 

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experiencing the Markets. Regards Markets of Warwick Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

At very late notice I got onto a tour today. Really worth doing - you'd never find it all yourself. Tour guide was lovely and knowledgeable and as a woman on my own made sure I got to safe transport afterwards. Well worth it.

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the experience and thank you for writing the review. We are looking forward to your future visit in the Markets. Regards Markets of Warwick Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This tour was run by local people who know the Durban markets inside and out - because the tour guide is actually a stall holder in the markets. We toured all of the markets and found it extremely interesting. We went on a Friday and the bead market was on - probably the most interesting of the markets. We did... More 

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and found the markets interesting. We are looking forward to your next visit. Regards Markets of Warwick Team More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

African city life is not only minibus drivers yelling, whistling and banging on their cars doors, or let yourself drift with the unmeasurable crowd through the streets (which I like). The Tour of Warwick Markets in Durban offers you a closer look at both goods and lifestyle of people in Durban, buyers, traders, craftspeople or healers - some living here... More 

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, are are happy that you enjoyed the experience. More 

Columbia, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I just wrapped my tour this afternoon with Themablihle or "Lille/ Lisa" as she shortened it, and I cannot tell you what a wonderful time I had. First, I made a last minute decision to come because my day opened up with conference cancellations so I was on my own... So as early as 5 am I emailed. By 7... More 

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Co-ordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review. Markets of Warwick tour is a community initiated project, we are glad that you felt the community spirit and enjoyed the experience. Thembalihle (Lihle) also enjoyed spending time with you. Warmest Regards Markets of Warwick Tour Team More 

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