Our Lounges

SAA invites travellers to enjoy a seamless and relaxed experience in our world-class lounges. Should you need to get some work done or simply relax and have some time away from the crowds, we offer you a range of lounges across the globe that caters for your individual needs. As a member of the Star Alliance, customers can enjoy the comfort offered by alliance partner lounges at airports where SAA do not have a lounge offering.

Discovery Bank Purple, Black and Platinum cardholders will be able to use their Discovery Bank app to access SAA’s airport lounges.

SAA’s long-term partnership with Discovery Bank will provide customers with access to upgraded service offerings and in the near future, freshly renovated facilities.

Here is a sneak preview of what will be on offer.

The Lounge

Premium travellers can sit back and relax in our lounges in the major cities of South Africa namely, Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport), Cape Town, (Cape Town International Airport), Durban (King Shaka International Airport) and Gqeberha (Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport), as well as one lounge in Africa based in Harare. The Gqeberha and Harare lounges are temporarily closed.

In our hub, O.R Tambo International Airport, international travellers can choose from 2 lounges, both offering 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 SAA’s Arrivals Lounge.

The arrival lounge is temporarily closed.

For travel within South Africa, The Lounge is situated in Terminal B, domestic departures.

 

lounge interior

  • SAA’s Platinum Lounge offers travellers peerless service, privacy and comfort in an elegant atmosphere designed to help you relax before your flight.

    The operating hours will be in accordance with SAA’s flight schedule, subject to changes at short notice.

     

    Hours of operation

    Weekdays Mon-Sun: 07h00 to 00h30 (except Tuesdays and Thursdays | open till 20h00)

    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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum & Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    Discovery Bank Purple

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

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

     

    Operating hours are in accordance with our flight schedule and may change at any time. 

    Hours:

    Weekdays Mon-Sun: 07h00 to 00h30 (except Tuesdays and Thursdays | open till 20h00)

    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 allowed

    Airline

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum & Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Gold & Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    You and your guests must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Silver & Silver Elect

    No guest

    SAA operating flights

    SAA Business Class Traveller

    No guest

    SAA operating 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 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

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

     

    *Investec Private Banking members are eligible to use the Premium 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: Temporarily Closed

    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.

    OR Tambo International Airport.

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    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 Gold & 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

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    No guests

    Card holders can travel on any carrier

    Investec Enigma card holders

    No guest

    Travelling on any airline

     

  • The Lounge at OR 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. The Lounge is designed to get your travel, whether for adventure or business, off to a good start.

     

    Operating hours are in accordance with our flight schedule and may change at any time.

    Hours

    Weekdays Mon-Fri:

    04h30 to 18h00

    Weekend Sat-Sun:

    05h00 to 18h00

    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 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. High speed internet access, fresh cuisine and comfortable seating are just some of the services available.

     

    Eligible The 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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Enigma card holders

    Member with 1 guest

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Eligible The 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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing 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

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

     

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

  • The Lounge at Cape Town International Airport is situated in the transit area on the 4th floor. The lounge consists of 2 separate areas, Platinum and Premium customers. The lounge offers our travellers a world-class contemporary experience in a proudly South African design. The Lounge is designed to get your travel, whether for adventure or business, off to a good start.

     

    Operating hours are in accordance with our flight schedule and may change at any time.

    Hours

    Weekdays Mon-Sat:

    04h30 to 17h00

    Sundays:

    05h30 to 18h30

     

    Service in The Lounge is designed to not only make our adult travellers comfortable but also has a children’s lounge area.

    High speed internet access, fresh cuisine and comfortable seating are just some of the services available.

     

    Eligible The 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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Enigma card holders

    Member with 1 guest

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Eligible The 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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing 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

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

     

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

     

  • The Lounge at King Shaka International Airport is situated in the transit area on the 3rd floor. The lounge offers our travellers a world-class contemporary experience in a proudly South African design. The Lounge is designed to get your travel, whether for adventure or business, off to a good start.

     

    Operating hours are in accordance with our flight schedule and may change at any time.

    Hours

    Monday – Sunday:

    06h00 to 19h00

     

    Service in The Lounge is designed to not only make our adult travellers comfortable but also has a children’s lounge area.

    High speed internet access, fresh cuisine and comfortable seating are just some of the services available.

    Eligible The 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 or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    You and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing 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

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

     

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