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Juma Mosque

Indian Quarter

Attractions and Travel Hints

Mr Moodley Spice Vendor Victoria Stret MarketGeneral Safety Remarks
The Indian Quarter is a good place for shopping and bargain hunting. It is best to start in Grey Street at the level of the Juma Moschee. Usually there is parking available on the street in front of the shops, at times it might take a bit of patience to find an opening. Parking is quite safe in this busy part (no guarantees given, though). The same applies to a walk round this quarter with its oriental character. We found the Victoria Street Market doesn't harbour any unusual safety risks. We didn't, however, flash cameras, cell phones or jewellery about. One should be aware of pickpockets in any town centre.

Madressa Arcade
The Arcades stretch from the Juma Moschee up to the Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral, lying behind it, as a narrow way, seamed by stalls and shops. This oriental bazar presents a broad variety from clothing to exotic spices.

Juma Masjid Moschee
The biggest mosque in the southern Hemisphere lies at the corner of Grey and Queen Street. It is open for visitors. During the week it is open from 9 am to 4 pm as well as on Saturday mornings. Shoes to be taken off. A guided tour is recommendable: Tel (031) 3060026.

Victoria Street MarketVictoria Street Market
It is a two-storey market hall with some 170 stalls in Victoria Street, between Grey and Russell Street. The oriental market offers a remarkably great variety of spices, but also clothes, brass and leather good, jewellery and curios. And one finds quite a few Indian fast food places.

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