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Sunday, July 23, 2017


(Vendors Hazel Joubert, Mondli Cele & Kirsten Werner)

The Rivertown Night Market, opposite the ICC, is a brand new venture from Wholefood, a Durban based events and catering company, in partnership with Propertuity, which will take place on the last Friday evening of every month at the Rivertown Precinct..

The concept started last month. It will have its second market on July 28 from 17h30 until 22h00. The event will be family oriented and focus on local producers and entrepreneurs, the aim being to bring people together, and into the city, for a night of live entertainment, good food and great atmosphere.

Darryl Hofmann from Wholefood is a entrepreneurial innovator and veteran market organiser having facilitated similar lifestyle markets on the Point, in Musgrave, Pietermaritzburg and Glenwood’s Bulwer Park over the years. He says that the idea is to experience this part of the city in a new light and create a family and community atmosphere: ‘We want to show that it can be a safe, fun place to socialize,’ he explains.

Rivertown Precinct is a cultural hotspot and an area of concentrated urban regeneration spearheaded by, among others, property developers Propertuity in an effort to bring foot traffic back to central Durban. This will serve as the setting for what proves to be a dynamic and exciting new culinary, entertainment and lifestyle activation of the area.

Aside from a carefully-chosen variety of refreshments and light meals from carefully-selected service providers brought together for the event, the evening will feature an eclectic line up of live music including sets by Madala Kunene, King of the Zulu guitar and soulful and talented solo artist Matt Gardiner. There will also be child-minding services and activities and entertainment for the little ones.

The focus will be on fresh and fabulous food and funky fare. Included in the stallholders mix are artisan breads; marinated feta cheese; home- made ice cream; fresh fruit and veg as well as tasty meal options, sundowners, great coffee and craft beer. There will be gift ideas, accessories and decor inspirations – with the focus on nostalgia and innovation such as handcrafted items; locally-made good and bespoke handcrafted locally-made goods.

The Rivertown Night Market will take place at 130 Stalwart Simelane Street, opposite the ICC. Off street parking will be available adjacent to the venue, with ample additional street parking. Designated security guards and car guards will be on duty for the duration of the event to ensure the safety of guests.

For further information on the market, contact Darryl Hofmann on