This first week of the month is always great in Durban as two fabulous markets happen on the first Thursday and first Saturday of the month respectively. The Wholefoods Night Market is on Thursday night and Saturday brings the i ♥ market.

The Wholefoods Night Market is the one that started out at Columbo Fine Beverage Company but quickly grew too big for the venue. It is now being held at The Quays in Browns Road in the Point area. Last month was a huge success despite the terrible weather so do go and support on Thursday evening as they are expecting good crowds and will have plenty of yummy goodies on sale for you to eat there or take home for your weekend meals. There will be a few stalls with crafty items on sale, too. The atmosphere is festive and it is sure to be just the thing to warm up a chilly winter’s evening. It starts at 17:00.

The second market of the week is the i ♥ market at the DLI Hall in the middle of Greyville Racecourse. This is another market which has outgrown its original venue and it seems that it keeps getting bigger and more popular. I strongly advise that you go early to avoid the crowds and the disappointment of finding items to be sold out (yes, it is that well-supported.) I am hoping to see all my favourite stalls there as well as some new things as I haven’t been for a couple of months. I am off overseas in just over two weeks time and I will be buying gifts for my friends from the i ♥ market for sure. The market starts at 9:00 and ends at 14:00. Don’t miss it!