Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

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Madressa Arcade

Madressa Arcade Review

The thoroughfare has a Kiplingesque quality, recalling the bazaars of the East. Built in 1927, it's little more than a narrow, winding alley perfumed by spices and thronged with traders. You can buy everything from plastic trinkets to household utensils and recordings of Indian music. Bursts of color—from bright yellow material to dark red spices—create a refreshing and photogenic sight. You can buy striking costume jewelry that would cost three times more at major shopping centers, but be wary of pickpockets while browsing through the stores.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Entrances on Denis Hurley (Queen) and Cathedral Sts., Durban, 4001
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Location: Durban

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