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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Madressa Arcade

  • Entrances on Denis Hurley (Queen) and Cathedral sts. Map It
  • Indian District
  • Market/Bazaar

Updated 11/07/2014

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There's a Kiplingesque quality to this thoroughfare, 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 fabric to dark red spices—create a refreshing and photogenic sight. You can buy striking costume jewelry that would cost three times as much

at major shopping centers, but be wary of pickpockets while browsing through the stores.

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Entrances on Denis Hurley (Queen) and Cathedral sts., Durban, 4001, South Africa

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  • Daily 9–5

Updated 11/07/2014


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