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Markets of Warwick Tour

127 Johannes Nkosi Street | NGO Asiye eTafuleni Unit 111 Business Incubation Building, SEDA eThekwini, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 3880
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What a great tour!

What a great tour! Such an eye opener to how much trade is taking place at these markets. So well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryden N
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... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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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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127 Johannes Nkosi Street | NGO Asiye eTafuleni Unit 111 Business Incubation Building, SEDA eThekwini, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bryden N
Reviewed 26 March 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

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

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

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!

Thank IAmABerliner
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 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 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...

Thank Emma S
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

We appreciate the review, thank you very much.

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...More

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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

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...More

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

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...More

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...More

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Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

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

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.

2  Thank Vamous2210
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank Mike K
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank AKKAnaut
Nonhlanhla N, Tour Coordinator at Markets of Warwick Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

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

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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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