After pickup from your hotel, begin your walking tour of Durban’s markets with your knowledgeable local guide and small group, heading to historical Grey Street (also known as Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street).
Following your guide through the alleys and shopping arcades, you’ll be immersed in the rich culinary traditions and customs of Durban’s Indian population. Smell fragrant spices and fiery curries, and admire displays of brightly colored saris. Your guide will point out the art deco architecture that gives the buildings a historical touch.
Next, stroll through the Victoria Street Market where traditional Indian healers and food hawkers mix with African vendors selling beaded jewelry, woven baskets and Zulu crafts. Smell incense wafting through the air as you weave among the stalls -- more than 170 in all.
Then, join your small group at Warwick Junction’s daily market, where more than 5,000 vendors sell their wares amid the hustle and bustle of Durban’s inner city. You’ll see stalls featuring everything from fresh seafood, produce and herbal medicine to African art, ceramics and clothing.
When you’ve had your fill of Durban’s vibrant markets, take a snack break at a restaurant near the Stable Theatre. If you’d like, try some traditional South African cuisine with a bottle of Zulu beer or a glass of smooth, South African wine.