Currently, the entire country is in Level four lockdown. That means markets and social gatherings are prohibited. We are all hopeful that the vaccine rollout intensifies and that social life will resume soon.
If you enjoy browsing art while ordering a barista coffee and snacking on a pancake, there is a market you need to visit. It is a drive out for the morning but well worth it.
The Shongweni Farmers Market description
The Shongweni Farmers Market started small way back in 1998. There were twelve stalls selling food and fresh produce on a field belonging to the Shongweni Polo Club. The humble beginnings turned into something special. The Market became popular and attracted new stalls and customers from all over. The Market currently hosts more than one hundred and fifty stalls. You will find delicious food and fresh produce for sale.
The Market supports smaller producers and encourages people to buy local produce. You can buy local items like bread, cheese, vegetables, meat and homemade pastries and food. It is a pleasure to browse the markets food stalls and shop for your weekend gourmet cooking. In Europe, it is a way of living to shop at your local market and support the producers from your area.
The Market is pet friendly, which means your dog is welcome. Keep your dog on a leash and carry plastic bags with you. Please ensure that your pet is well trained and respects the other pets.
The Market is accessible and convenient for wheelchairs. There is a soft play area for kids available at the Market.
The safe environment, professional management and community make your trip to the Shongweni Market an authentic experience. You will find all the Market details on the updated Facebook page.
Rain or sunshine, the Market is open on weekends once the lockdown eases to level three.
Where is Shongweni?
The Shongweni Farmers Market is on the N3, 30kms towards Pietermaritzburg from Durban. It is approximately a forty-minute drive along the N2 and N3 from Umhlanga.
You’ll find the Shongweni Resource Reserve roughly halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, off the N3 and on Route 6 of the 1000 Hills Experience.
About Shongweni Farmers Market
The stalls offer a wide variety of fresh produce, jams, olives, preserves and tasty cakes for a treat. Coffee brews from early in the morning, welcoming you with roasted coffee aromas on your arrival.
Early morning is the best time to visit the Market to ensure you get the first batch of fresh produce and skip the crowds.
Need to Know Shongweni Farmers Market Information
Where is the Shongweni Farmers Market?
Shongweni Farmers Market, Corner of Kassier and Alverstone Road, Gillitts, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
When is the Shongweni Farmers Market?
Visit the Market every Saturday from six-thirty in the morning to twelve-thirty.
6 30 am to 12 30 pm
How much is the Shongweni Farmers Market?
Free to browse. Each stall will display its produce or product prices.
What is the Shongweni Farmers Market?
Browse fresh produce, crafts, ready-made foods, decor items, furniture, pet products, outdoor goods, nursery, and jewellery products.
+27 (0)83 777-1674
Overnight Accommodation close to the Market
Stay nearby at The North Star Micro Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks.
The current Lockdown Level 4
The Market can only trade from level three lockdown and lower. You can support the Market community by visiting the Facebook page to order directly or shop online. To get the details of the stall you are looking for, email the Shongweni Market team firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a direct message on Facebook or Instagram.
The entire country supports the decision to close markets and gatherings but welcomes your online support. Once the Market opens, make a note to visit.
Visit the Market’s website, Facebook and Instagram Pages.
The North Star Micro Hotel Level 4 Lockdown
The North Star Micro Hotel support the national lockdown and COVID regulations. You can order takeaways from the menu daily.
You can also book online to visit the North Star Micro Hotel in level three lockdown. Hold thumbs that social life will open soon.
Contact the North Star Micro Hotel
Monday – Sunday
8:00 AM–10:00 PM
t: 076 611 4592
26 Eastmoor Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320