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culture walk

Explore a vibrant local market

culture walk

Explore a vibrant local market

15 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Explore a vibrant local market

culture walk

Explore a vibrant local market

15 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Meet your guide at the Queens coffee shop at the Victoria Street Market for your tour briefing. Your guide will then take you around the 9 markets of Warwick and tell you all about them on the way. Pick up some beautiful bead work, learn about traditional herbs and medicine, soak up the sights and sounds of Berea Station. After you’ve visited each market, your guide will return you to the start point. Along the way you will visit the Victoria Street Market- a historic site, then move to Brook Street Market where pinafores are sold; next is a moment of peace in the Badsha Peer cemetery- one of the oldest in the City; after this you will move through the Berea Station Market before seeing examples of traditional street food such as the Bovine Head Cooks, a marker of traditional Zulu culture. You will also visit the Lime and Impepho Market and the Traditional Herb and Medicine Market. If you do the tour on a Friday morning, you’ll also get the chance to see the colours of the Bead Market.

Your host

Learn more about Markets Of Warwick

Markets Of Warwick

Hello, and welcome to Durban! I am a coordinator for a local NGO, Asiye eTafuleni, and run the Markets of Warwick tours- a community-based tourism project. You will be paired up with an informal trader affiliated to the NGO for a walking tour of the area. These guides have traded in Warwick Junction for many years- some work in the Traditional Herb and Medicine Market, others are hairdressers, music sellers and another is a Bovine Head cook. You will get to see the working environment of informal workers, and the variety of cultures and crafts the city has to offer.

About the organization

Asiye eTafuleni

Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and developing good practice and process around inclusive urban planning & design. We collaborate with informal workers and allied professionals in order to develop inclusive urban spaces that support sustainable livelihoods for informal workers.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Asiye eTafuleni.

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Where you'll be

Victoria Street Market: historic site Brook Street Market: vibrant pinafores & church uniforms Lime & Impepho Market: traditional clay & incense Bovine Head Cooking Market: traditional Zulu delicacy Traditional Herb & Medicine Market: fascinating cultural site Berea Station Market: hustle and bustle of commuters Music Bridge: lively music Early Morning Market: fresh fruit & vegetables Bead Market (only on Fridays): colourful crafts & beadwork

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes

More tips

Regrettably due to the terrain the markets are not accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Markets Of Warwick
Explore a vibrant local market
15 reviews
$15/person
15 reviews
$15/person