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Our Lounges

To ensure a seamless experience we invite our travellers to come and relax in our world-class lounges. Whether you need some time to catch up on some work or simply want to relax away from the crowds, we offer you a range of lounges across the globe. We also have the privilege of sharing lounges with our Star Alliance partners at airports where we do not have SAA owned lounges.

Here is a taste of what is on offer.

SAA Lounges

We offer our premium travellers the opportunity to sit back and relax in our lounges in the major cities of South Africa namely, Johannesburg (O.R Tambo International Airport), Cape Town, Durban (King Shaka International Airport), East London and Port Elizabeth as well as 3 lounges in Africa based in Harare, Lagos and Lusaka.

In our hub, O.R Tambo International Airport, we have 2 lounges to choose from for our international travellers. Both lounges offer a tranquil and comfortable escape from the hustle of the airport. And if you need to freshen up after a long flight into South Africa, we welcome you to use our Arrivals Lounge.

For travel within South Africa we have our newly launched VIA Lounge which is situated in the domestic Terminal B.

  • Our Platinum Lounge offers our travellers peerless service, privacy, comfort in an elegant atmosphere designed to help you relax before your flight.

    Hours:

    Weekdays Mon-Fri: 04h30 to when last flight departs

    Weekend Sat-Sun: 05h30 to when last flight departs

    Location: Terminal A, International Departures Duty Free area, up the escalator on the left after Carol Boyes and then turn to the right-hand side.

    Sit back and let us welcome you to our flagship Platinum Lounge. We offer you a selection of specially sourced wines to complement an à la carte menu designed to suit every palate. You are also welcome to choose from a selection of fine cheeses, tasty desserts and handmade chocolates.

    Platinum Lounge’s ergonomic workstations offer a range of business tools at your disposal. Use one of our private meeting rooms to catch up with colleagues before flying.

    Pamper yourself in one of our spacious shower rooms, each equipped with luxurious bath products and fluffy towels including hair and shaving products.

    Eligible Platinum Lounge Travellers

    Status Number of Guests allowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum Member with 3 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Platinum & Platinum Elect Member with 2 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights

     

  • Premium Lounge

    Inside our Premium Lounge you will find a world of amenities designed to help you recharge, relax or catch up with work.


     
    Hours:

    Weekdays Mon-Fri: 04h30 to when last flight departs

    Weekend Sat-Sun: 05h30 to when last flight departs

    Location: Terminal A, International Departures Duty Free area, up the escalator on the left after Carol Boyes and then turn to the right-hand side.

    You can choose a frothy cappuccino or a simple cup of single source coffee to accompany decadent pastries, or sandwiches and canapés.

    Our Premium Lounge offers you work space providing you with connectivity and web access to make it easy to catch up on that last minute work.

    Eligible Premium Lounge Travellers

    Status No. of guests alllowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum Member with 3 guests You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Platinum & Platinum Elect Member with 2 guests You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Gold & Gold Elect Member with 1 guest You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Silver & Silver Elect No guest You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Business Class Traveller No guest SAA or Emirates operated flights
    Star Alliance Gold Member Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on a Star Alliance carrier. Lounge access is not permitted to Star Alliance Gold members travelling on SA Express (flight series SA 1000), SA Airlink (flight series SA 8000) and Mango Operating (Airline code JE or SA Marketing flight series SA 2000 ) as these airlines are non-Star Alliance carriers.
     
    SAA Nedbank Premium Credit Card holders & holders of the Platinum Voyager Credit Card issued by Ecobank No guest You must be travelling on SAA or SAA Marketing flights where Mango is the operating carrier

     

    *Investec Private Banking members are eligible to use the Premium Lounge

  • Arrivals Lounge

    SAA’s Arrivals Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport is the perfect place to wait for a connecting flight or freshen up before you leave the airport.

    HOURS: Open daily from 04h30 to 12h30

    LOCATION: Directly after Customs Control on your left-hand side.

    After a long flight there is no need to face the world harried. Our Arrivals Lounge offers refreshing showers, a clothes pressing service and an enclosed smoker’s lounge. Accessible to our premium travellers, it provides a sanctuary while you wait for onward travel.

    SAA also has an Arrivals Lounge in London Heathrow Airport.

    Eligible Arrivals Lounge Travellers (for both O.R Tambo International Airport and London Heathrow Airport).

    Status Number of Guests allowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum, Platinum & Platinum Elect Card holders Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated flights only
    SAA Voyager Gld & Gold Elect Card holders No guest You must be travelling on SAA operated flights only
    SAA Business Class Traveller No guest You must be travelling on SAA operated flights only

     

  • Our newly refurbished VIA Lounge at O.R Tambo International Airport Terminal B makes waiting for your flight an absolute dream. The lounge offers our travellers a world-class contemporary experience in a proudly South African design. Our VIA Lounge is designed to get your travel, whether for adventure or business, off to a good start.

    Hours

    Weekdays Mon-Fri:

    04h30 to when last flight departs

    Weekend Sat-Sun:

    05h30 to when last flight departs

    Location:

    Turn right after the security check point. Take the lift up to 3rd Floor and the lounge will be directly opposite you.

    Service in the VIA Lounge is designed to not only make our adult travellers comfortable. There is a dedicated Junior Pilots kid’s area and views of the runway for awe-struck kids of all ages. For business travellers there is high speed internet access, fresh cuisine and comfortable seating.

    SAA is proudly South African, we have used the opportunity of the refurbishment of our lounge to offer home grown art talent a space to showcase their work. On the walls you will find a continuously changing selection of the most inventive art being produced on our shores.

    Eligible VIA Platinum Lounge Travellers

    Status No. of guests allowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum Member with 3 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect Member with 2 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights

    Eligible VIA Premium Lounge Travellers

    Status No. of guests allowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum Member with 3 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect Member with 2 guests You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect No guest You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating, SAA marketing, SA Express or SAA Airlink flights
    SAA Business Class Travellers No guest SAA operated flights only
    Star Alliance Gold Member Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on a Star Alliance carrier
    SAA Nedbank Premium Credit Card holders and holders of the Platinum Voyager Credit Card issued by Ecobank No guest You must be travelling on SAA or SAA Marketing flights where Mango is the operating carrier
  • We have the privilege of sharing lounges in airports where there is no SAA owned lounge.

    These shared lounges include airport and carrier partners, including partners through our Star Alliance network.

    Star Alliance lounges offer access to over 1,000 lounges worldwide, giving you a quiet and exclusive space to work or relax before your flight. Our guests are invited to unwind and savour our selection of carefully prepared fresh food and full bar service while you keep tabs on the latest news on large plasma screen TVs. Catch up on that last bit of business in our fully equipped Business Centres or simply freshen up with a shower and relax.

    Eligible Shared/Star Alliance Travellers

    Status No. of guests allowed Airline
    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum, Platinum and latinum Elect Card holders Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on SAA or a Star Alliance carrier
    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect card holders Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on SAA or a Star Alliance carrier
    SAA Business Class Traveller No guest You must be travelling on SAA or a Star Alliance carrier
    Star Alliance Gold Card holder Member with 1 guest You and your guest must be travelling on an SAA flight. Lounge access is not permitted to Star Alliance Gold members travelling on SA Express (flight series SA 1000), SA Airlink (flight series SA 8000) and Mango Operating
    (Airline code JE or SA Marketing flight series SA 2000 ) as these airlines are non-Star Alliance carriers.