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Indian Quarter

Durban, South Africa
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Not like before......

In the past this was the real Indian quarter. It was a hub of everything Indian. It had great pull... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Durban, South Africa
Some good food, but mostly an urban center

We walked around the Indian Quarter in Durban. For the most part, it's reminiscent of any urban... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Chris F
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the past this was the real Indian quarter. It was a hub of everything Indian. It had great pull in terms of providing the needs of the Indian community in Durban and surroundings. A trip to town was an exciting and interesting family venture....More

1  Thank peerr2017
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We walked around the Indian Quarter in Durban. For the most part, it's reminiscent of any urban downtown area in South Africa. The crowded sidewalks are littered with generic sidewalk shops selling fruits, potatoes or mobile minutes. The patrons are diverse. There is a cool...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We got beautiful henna tattoos on our hands, and I bought an Indian outfit. (But my local friend who took us was really nervous and told us to really watch our bags, as it can be unsafe there.)

Thank adventureseekerJK
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Experience the smell of incense and spices, the haggling Indian and Muslim. It's a place rich with culture and religion and steeped in tradition. A must see for tourists. Don't be shy to smell and taste the great variety of foods.

Thank Talitasimone
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Indian Quarter came about through legislation by the architects of Apartheid, to contain the Indian commercial enterprise into a block, west of Durban's CBD. Since those restrictions have been removed and there are no barriers to free trade in place, the area around Gray...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Indian quarter is a very particular area of Durban. The first impression that I had, it was: dirty, strange, busy and dangerous. Now that I am writign this review, I can say that it is a good place for tourists to see the Mosque but...More

Thank olivehoover
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Learn the history of the neighborhood during apartheid times before you go. Then walk around what is today still another world. Gandhi worked there. Great writers wrote there. The mosque is amazing. Go down the little alleyways, into the arcades, and into the Victoria market....More

Thank HowardB118
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Though it seems to be changing rapidly, the Indian quarter is a place Indians must go, for it reveals how we did carry what we identify eclectically as 'Indian' to distant lands! There are eating places worth visiting, and people are friendly enough to engage...More

Thank Devika47
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Of all my favourite places in and around Durban, the Indian quarter rates amongst the best! The variety of tearooms and curry houses go well with the myriad number of little shops offering everything from food, spices, incense, prayer goods, curios, souvenirs, fruit, vegetables, beads,...More

1  Thank delaine c
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Good for tourists to see the Mosque and madressa acarde. Its also shopping hub for the locals but a bit risky epecially for tourists, so take a guide or some one known to show you around, for saftey sake. Its good to see how the...More

Thank SHDD
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where is the Indian quarter?
20 April 2017|
Response from peerr2017 | Reviewed this property |
Its in Durban City central.