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10 Best China Malls and Chinatowns in and near Johannesburg

10 Best China Malls and Chinatowns in and near Johannesburg

China malls and Chinatowns are some of the best locations to visit if you want anything that has to do with Chinese culture. From traditional furniture, unique cuisine, and Asian clothing—you name it and they probably have it!

Lucky for you, Johannesburg has a number of these unique spots if you want to satisfy your urge for something oriental when in South Africa. Listed below are the best Chinese malls and Chinatowns in the city to make you say, “Wǒ xǐhuān tā (I love it)!”

1. China Mall West (Home Africa Mall)

From buyreasonably_from_southafrica

Address: 2 Main Reef Rd, Fordsburg Industria, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa


Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

With its motto of “Spend less, build more,” it’s no surprise that China Mall West (now called Home Africa Mall) has some great deals that will make you shop until you drop! Most of the stores here sell items that you absolutely need for your modern home.

For example, their shops (e.g. Jack Amercook Store) have great home appliances such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, stoves, and small electronics. 

Plus, you can score fantastic deals on home furniture like sofas, tables, chairs, dining sets, and curtains at shops like Nash Furniture Shop.

Pro Tip:
Aside from their appliances and furniture deals, you can also purchase office supplies and clothes at this mall. One store sells paper and pens while one offers fantastic formal gowns and dresses (shop no. A39) at a bargain!

2. China Mall Langlaagte

From decomanwarehouse

Address: Wibsey Dip, Randburg, 2029, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 72 490 8788 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

China Mall Langlaagte should have the word bargain written all over it! With great deals and sales for your home appliance and electronics needs, you can spend a whole day just browsing through the different stalls and stores of this mall!

It has several stalls selling quality but affordable home appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, and microwave ovens. There is also a popular electronics store here called Patel Electronics World where you can score cheap gadgets.

Pro Tip:
If you’re in the market for cheap but high-quality upholstery, then we recommend that you check out Basta Fabrics Upholstery Suppliers (Shop No. B65). Their textile materials are top-notch with tons of colours to choose from!

3. China Mall JHB

Address:  103 Main Reef Road Amalgam JHB, Johannesburg, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 830 1588

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

If you’re on the lookout for an all-in-one China mall where you can shop for almost anything, China Mall JHB is your place to be! From affordable fashionable clothes, toys, and trinkets to home decor, this mall has it all.

They also have one of the most comprehensive kitchen appliance stores (e.g. Much Better Store) where you can choose the type of stovetop oven, deep fryer, and rice cooker you need.

You can also purchase kitchenware and utensils for cheap at Fantasy Cash and Carry!

Pro Tip:
You might want to purchase a cellphone case or charger for your mobile phone during your trip to Johannesburg. If so, then check out ZH Cellphone Accessories where you buy these phone essentials! 

4. China Shopping Centre

From poumlaan

Address: Mayfair, Crown City, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa


Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

China Shopping Centre has grocery store-style displays located in a wide-open area of the mall. You can find clothes, textiles, bags, furniture, and stored food items (like biscuits and canned goods) in one central location.

There are still stalls and boutiques leading to the central shopping area, though, where you can score great deals such as gadgets, sporting goods, and beauty products. 

Plus, you can up your style by buying jewellery and accessories at stores like Fashion Jewellery Store and Sasa Cash and Carry.

Pro Tip:
Aside from clothes, jewellery, and accessories, you can also get great bargains for perfumes. Just look for the Dr. Perfume stall and choose which scent you prefer before deciding to buy retail or in bulk (wholesale)!

5. China Mall

From buglish

Address: 154-144 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

If you’re a homeowner looking to find cleaning implements and home beautification items, China Mall in Albertina Sisulu Road is worth a visit! 

At the mall’s Hello Today Store, you can buy almost anything you need for your home like bedding, light fixtures, utensils, and cleaning products.

Select China Mall stores like Andy’s also sell affordable clothing such as shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses, which can cost you more if you buy them from a regular shopping centre. 

The mall also has My Phone Store, a great place for you to score electronics and gadgets such as ring lights, selfie sticks, and chargers!

Pro Tip:
To get the best deal at this mall, check out the price of the item you want in different stores and stalls. There’s a chance you might see different pricing, so just purchase from the store with the best value for money!

6. China Town Johannesburg

From gorockychannel

Address: 28 Derrick Ave, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa

Operating Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN

China malls and Chinatowns here in Johannesburg don’t just deal in clothes, electronics, and gadgets. This Chinatown located on Derrick Avenue also offers fresh produce and unique food items that you can pick up at a bargain price!

Here, you’ll find Sunkloof Farm Store, which offers some of the fresh fruits you can buy like bananas, green apples, and mangoes.

Plus, there’s Aasia Halaal where you can buy fresh veggies such as zucchini, cucumbers, and lettuce—perfect if you want to cook some greens during a braai!

Pro Tip:
Once you’re done shopping for fresh produce (along with other items such as handbags and office supplies), try some Chinese cuisine at the nearby Chinese restaurant. It’s located near the fresh produce section by the entrance.

7. China Mart

From chamikey_jeans

Address: 3 Press Ave, Crown Mines, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 11 830 2446

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

China Mart is a fashionista’s dream shopping location in Johannesburg. 

It features great shops and stalls with a variety of dresses, shoes, trinkets, and electronics on sale and various souvenir items such as inflatable beach balls and bracelets.

What we like most about this mall, though, is how organised its shops are, making it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. 

Electronics and gadgets stores such as Afritechno have items that are properly arranged while textiles shops, dress boutiques (e.g. Chamikey Jeans), and shoe stalls are mostly located in one part of the mall.

Pro Tip:
If you’re pressed for time and need an all-in-one shop at China Mart, then we recommend visiting ANA Cash and Carry (Stall B16). They sell almost everything the mall has to offer—from clothes, shoes, and bags to accessories! 

8. China City Wholesale Centre

From karagurmens

Address: New Doornfontein, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Customers understand that buying in bulk (wholesale) is going to be more cost-effective in the long run. This is exactly what you’ll get at the China City Wholesale Centre located at New Doornfontein—quality items at cheap prices sold in volume!

This mall specialises mostly in bedding, pillows, stuffed toys, umbrellas, and clothes but also sells other essential items. You can get great deals on face masks (standard masks and N95 masks) along with face visors or face shields.

Pro Tip:
Aside from ready-made beddings and cushions, there’s a store at the China City Wholesale Centre (Stall No. 25) that offers made-to-order ones. So if you need something more customised, this is the store to visit! 

9. New Bruma Oriental City China Mall

From tomas_a_saari

Address: 55 Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma, Johannesburg, 2026, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 87 702 1788

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Good looks and good health usually go hand in hand, and that’s what Oriental City China Mall has going for it! 

Here, you can score great clothes for men and women in stores like H.Z.B Fashion along with salon services from establishments like Magic Express and traditional Chinese medicine from Dr. Li Li (Shop No. FA 09 A).

These traditional Chinese medicines include acupuncture, cupping, gua sha (scraping) treatment, and herbal medication. Once you get your health needs addressed, top off your visit to this mall by purchasing elegant African necklaces and brooches!

Pro Tip:
If you want to get your nails done, get a facial treatment, or get eyelash extensions, visit this mall’s nail and beauty salon called Jiu Jiu. It’s located on the ground floor, Shop No. GA 06. 

10. China Town Flea Market

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Address: 49 Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma, Johannesburg, 2026, South Africa

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

China Town Flea Market is anything but small. While it has great deals on various items (like clothes, electronics, and food), the market doesn’t really look like a bargain place with interiors that look more like an elegant grocery or shopping mall.

If you’re a sports enthusiast, Be Haters Sports Apparel sells performance rubber shoes and sports jerseys (ideal if you’re a fan of a sports team). 

Their food items for sale (such as oil, rice, and biscuits), are located in the grocery cum warehouse area (e.g. Mr. Panda) of the mall.

Pro Tip:
If you need fireworks and toys for an upcoming event such as a birthday party, then visit their wholesale Toy and Party Fireworks Store (Stall no. FA 5-8). You can buy giveaways and party decor from this shop at great prices.

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