Early Morning Market

Affectionately described as “The Mother Market”, the Early Morning Market is now 100 years old, and provides an extended trading opportunity for over 2000 people. It is the historical cornerstone of the area. Boasting over 670 stalls selling a variety of fresh produce, spices, flowers and live poultry this is a true heritage of Durban city.

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There are 670 stalls in this Market, and each stall has between 2 and 3 assistants. The traders buy their produce from farmers or the municipal bulk Market, and the operation of the market relies largely on barrow operators who cart the produce to each stall. The barrow operators are managed separately. They transport the produce on barrows that can weigh up to 300kgs! Please be careful not to get in their way, they move really fast through the market.

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GPS Coordinates

-29.856718, 31.015461

E-mail Address



Contact Numbers

031  306 4021

031 306 4022


151 Victoria Street(Bertha Mkhize Street), Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa