Shongweni Farmers Market: Assagay (Hillcrest)

March 26, 2013 by
Filed under: Customer Service Reviews, Travel SA 

Shongweni logo with border

A Bustling Market
Bringing Country
Closer To Durban

If you’re looking to buy fresh farm products you need look no further than the Shongweni Farmers Market. With over 200 stalls it’s the biggest and best market of it’s kind in Durban, maybe KZN.

Operating every Saturday morning from 6:00 to 10:30 AM in an easily accessible location, you’ll never run short of your favorite foods and they have everything:

  • Fresh vegetables of every kind (some organic).
  • Fresh meat.
  • Eggs (double yoke for the extra hungry).
  • Health products.
  • Freshly baked bread (buy early, they run out soon).
  • Crafts galore by local crafters.
  • Furniture, indoor and outdoor.

Not to mention jewelry, tools, gadgets and many vendors cooking food to your liking on the spot. I couldn’t keep count of the cappuccino machines. They even have a large (200 capacity) open sided tent to eat under and it stays full. If you don’t like eating in a crowd get take-away. We took our rostis home and had them with double yokes.

Shongweni Farmers Market


A trip to the market makes a great family outing. For the kids they offer playground fun. Many people walk their dogs at the market and everyone is chatty. Oh, and if your wondering, they have plenty of well serviced toilets.

Contact Details

Visit their website here.

Call them on: (083) 777-1674 or (031) 777-4686



The market is easy to find:

  • Take the N3 out of Durban and veer off at exit 17 – M13 (the exit is approximately 6 kilometers from the N2-N3 interchange.
  • Travel approximately 19 kilometers on the M13 to exit 33 (Assagay, Hillcrest, Shongweni).
  • Take the exit and turn right.
  • Go approximately 300 meters to the first robot and turn left into Alverstone Road.
  • Take the first left turn (approximately 50 meters) and follow the crowd to the parking.

Map and directions to Shongweni Farmers Market


3 Comments on Shongweni Farmers Market: Assagay (Hillcrest)

  1. Sarah on Tue, 28th Jan 2014 9:30 pm
  2. Hi there,

    I am interested in finding out more information
    On having a stand at the market?!
    How much does it cost ?
    I would be selling my artwork- consisting of
    Oil painting canvas varying in size. I do commission work
    As well as still life’s, and plant life. I have a expressive,
    Organic style and would love to have a stand at the market!

    Please let me know further details!
    Thank you
    Sarah Kelly

  3. Jill Harle on Wed, 9th Apr 2014 8:15 am
  4. I want to come up to the market on this Saturday 12 April, can you please give me directions from Morningside Durban on the M13 and also what time the market starts.
    Many thanks

  5. Joe Pillay on Thu, 2nd Jul 2015 8:44 am
  6. Hi
    I am heading up a non profit organization for my church , called MTN (meeting the needs -foundation) . I am interested in having a stall at the market , selling hot dogs and burgers , which the church will finance . Please let me know what a stand at the market will cost and how/whom should I contact

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