One of Durban's most attractive areas, Florida Road is where nightlife thrives alongside myriad shopping establishments. Dotted with restaurants that offer a riot of cuisines, this street will win you over with its pleasant bustle and upbeat vibe. It can be safely dubbed a retail paradise, owing to the number of varied fashion boutiques it houses and is also home to some extremely charming buildings like the Quarters Hotel - an erstwhile Victorian home. A heaven for art lovers too, this street is further peppered with establishments like Artisan Contemporary Gallery and African Art Centre. In addition, entertainment venues like Casablanca and brimming bars breathe life into its sprawl.
Nestled in the heart of Kloof, this upmarket shopping center provides convenience. Stores range from restaurants to health and fitness, clothing, unique gifts, home décor, music and books. It should provide for all your needs. The center has been created in the restored, and very grand, Old Fields Hotel, and has retained the charm and style of the original buildings. In addition to small, exclusive boutiques, there is also a large Pick 'n Pay supermarket.
This market, in Durban North, is held every Sunday. There are a variety of stalls featuring home-crafts, clothing, food, home-made toys, preserves, pottery and general home goods. This is a good place to bring the children; they can play on the jumping castle or in the adventure playground while you browse the stalls. There are also tractor rides around the market. Light meals are available in a shady tea garden. There is lots of secure parking nearby.
Set in a tranquil park setting, this market offers a fantastic range of homemade crafts as well as alfresco art displays. Stained glass, homemade decorative candles, clothing and other interesting stalls are on display for the discerning shopper. Africa offers an excellent range of local crafts, and this upmarket, outdoor experience, is an excellent place to get gifts and products to take home with you. There is entertainment for children in the surrounding area. Plenty of safe parking is available.
Scattered along most of the Marine Parade, are small stalls run by local tradesmen and women selling a variety of goods. Centered mostly on tourism, the stalls tend to sell African curios, arts and crafts. There are clothing items, knick-knacks, small sculptures, jewelery, and other quaint odds and ends. In addition, one or two stalls sell more commercial items such as sun-glasses, caps, sunscreen and edibles. The stalls are there 7 days a week.
Heritage Market is a sprawling shopping center located in Hillcrest's leafy neighborhood. Shops at the market are typically housed within green-roofed cottage-like buildings set amid beautiful rose gardens. The place sells craft articles and a variety of shops that cater to all and sundry. Their eclectic sale collection ranges from jewelry shops and cosmetics, to health-related merchandise and more. To soothe tired feet after a day full of shopping, you can also rest at one of Heritage Market's restaurants and cafes, and stay back until the strains of live music begin to make things more fascinating as day turns to night.