One of Durban’s favourite markets, the iHeart Market, will be moving on to its new home in December. Here are the details…
Location, location, location: iHeart Market finds ‘forever’ home
Popular Durban market, the iHeart Market recently announced that it has found a new home in Ballito, on KZN’s Dolphin Coast. From December this year, the market will permanently be based at the Sugar Rush Park in Ballito.
Anna Savage, founder of iHeart Market, said that while it was sad to move on, the iHeart brand was still very much alive in Durban.
“It is sad to move on from familiar faces that have enjoyed and supported the market over the years. But we must remember that the brand is still very much alive in Durban, and perhaps we will be back as a pop-up at other events in the future,” Savage said.
Savage added that the Sugar Rush Park was chosen as the new location for the market because it offered a massive amount of family friendly leisure activities and the venue offered them a long-term lease which provides them with the level of security that they needed.
“Sugar Rush Park also has a restaurant – Food Fundi, a kids’ play area, mini-train, the Ndlondlo reptile park, The Jump Park, the Tree Trails obstacle course and Park Run every Saturday morning,” she said.
“There is a lot of pre-planning required to put on a market like iHeart, especially with the festive season coming up. The iHeart Market is a business that provides a platform for other small businesses. We have an obligation to plan accordingly for our traders, we cannot do this without a venue so we had to look further afield to find a place that could accommodate our needs,” she claimed.