China Mall

Johannesburg has long been one of the main shopping destinations for cross-border traders from Southern Africa. In particular small retailers and resellers come to the city to buy in bulk from Joburg’s many large wholesalers. Among the biggest are the city’s network of ‘China Malls’ selling clothing, electronics, accessories and homeware, much of it made in China, at exceptionally low wholesale prices.

What’s on sale at China Mall? Joburg’s China Malls generally do not have any notable online presence so it can be difficult to find out what exactly is on sale and at what prices. If you want to shop at China Mall and buy specific products, it is best simply to go there, see what’s on sale, and engage directly with the mall’s many retailers about what they stock and can order.

Here’s a brief guide to the city’s biggest China Malls

China Mall

Joburg’s original and largest China Mall, is the China Mall in Amalgam in south Joburg. With more than 500 stores it is said to be one of the biggest shopping centres in Southern Africa. There are shops filled with local and imported goods sold at discount prices, ranging from small electronics stores and fashion boutiques to shops specialising in Chinese food and medicine. There are also cash-and-carry outlets where small retailers can buy items in bulk.

Address and open times: 103 Main Reef Rd (entrance on Production Rd), Amalgam, Open 08:30–17:00. 

Home Africa (previously known as China Mall West Lifestyle)

Home Africa is the largest wholesale mall destination for construction and decor products. Popular with those working in the building and interiors trade there are 25 shops selling building tools and household furnishings.

Address and open times: Cnr Main Reef and Commando Road, Wibsey Dip, Open 08:30-17:00, Sun and public holidays 08:30-17:00.

China City Wholesale Centre

Based in New Doornfontein just east of the City Centre, China City was the first Chinese mall to open in southern Africa. There are over 200 stores selling electronics, cellphones, clothing, household appliances, bags, shoes, suitcases, linens and fabrics, homeware, hair accessories, African fabrics and perfume. 

Address and open times: 2 Dora St, New Doornfontein, tel. +27 11 402 8882, Open 08:00-16:00, Sat, Sun 08:00-15:00. 

China Town Mall Midrand

One of the largest China Malls in the north of the city (although still small compared to those listed above) and close to the Midrand Gautrain station, this mall has stores selling clothing, household goods, electronics, party and event supplies, toys, hair and beauty products and groceries.

Address and open times: Old Pretoria Rd, Halfway House Estate, Midrand, Open 08:00- 18:00, Sat, Sun 08:00-16:00.

Please note that for any China Mall queries – contact the malls directly. Johannesburg in Your Pocket is an information guide to Joburg, and does not represent China Mall or any of its allied brands. 

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Ganyesa village,north west province
Dont you have any other way of making it easy to reach your sales and buy?mayb an app We are struggling to get you

Good day - Management Pls let me just state that I was very disgusted in your receptionist Cindy today I requested a telephone number gave her all the details she would need to assist her in looking up the number easily Only for her to tell me that their is over 400 shops ( I have been to your mall a couple of times in my life and let me tell you if it was not for the vendors friendliness I will certainly go to another mall after the treatment received over the phone she kept on sighing over the phone and was very insulant in giving me the number - I was probably disturbing her - but correct me if I'm wrong - does she not get paid to assist callers - does she not know that our of town people like me actually help in paying her salary Pls this is your first interaction with dare I say clients? Just wondering Have a nice day Charmaine
Theres lots of stuff to choose from China mall should seriously consider an online shop. With corona and people having to travel far shops are loosing out on a lot of sales because one has to physically go there. Even us consumers would be happy to shop in the comfort of own homes at our own convinient pace.

China mall is great but it would be helpful if people could order stuff from their website instead of having to go all the way from other provinces,I mean it's too far and it's almost always crowded plus it takes time to get there whilst we can just order and do other they should consider this
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