Our Lounges

Premium travelers 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).

The Gqeberha (Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport) lounge is still closed for renovations and is expected to open by March 2024.

Domestic and international lounges offer two lounges: a platinum lounge for Platinum and Lifetime platinum voyager members and qualifying partners as well as a Premium lounge for SAA Business travelers and qualifying partners. Domestic lounges in Cape Town and Gqeberha offer one Premium Lounge facility.

And if you need to freshen up after a long flight into South Africa, we welcome you to use SAA’s Arrivals Lounge, which offers refreshing showers, clothes pressing service and an enclosed smoker’s lounge.

The Lounge

SAA recently announced the opening of the new international lounge at OR Tambo International Airport.  Our commitment to offering customers exceptional services both in the air and on the ground, is revealed by the recent upgrades to our world-class airport lounges, called, The Lounge. 

The opening of the OR Tambo International Premium lounge is the first part of renovations of all lounges, operated by SAA. The First-Class Platinum lounge at OR Tambo International will be renovated early 2024, to be followed by refurbishments of Gqeberha, Cape Town, OR Tambo Domestic and Durban lounges.

In partnership with Discovery and Investec, The Lounge features upgraded comforts where guests can connect, or be connected ahead of their travels, and boasts all-new contemporary design furniture and fittings as well as a carefully curated local art collection. Guests have the option to be seated with a view over the airport ramp or work in one of the focus booths or simply relax in a quiet zone. The space has been carefully planned should you wish to extend your meeting in our conference rooms or have a separate space to relax with the family.

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

    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.

    The First Class Platinum Lounge is closed for renovations from 26 November 2023.

    Hours of operation when the lounge will be re-opened:

    Monday to Sunday: 06h00 to 00h30

    Location: Terminal A, International Departures Duty Free area, up the escalator.

     

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Platinum Lounge at OR Tambo International Departures:

    Status

    Number of Guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests The passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights
    SAA Voyager Platinum & Platinum Elect Member with 2 guests The passengers and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketing flights
    Discovery Bank Purple Member with 4 guests Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline
    Investec Visa Infinite cardholders

    Cardholder with 1 guest

    Additional guest entry can be purchased
    Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline

     

     

  • The new international lounge at OR Tambo International Airport has opened its doors.  Our commitment to offering customers exceptional services both in the air and on the ground, is revealed by the recent upgrades to our world-class airport lounges, called, The Lounge. 

    Facilities:

    Welcome experience: A warm welcome. Copper-clad concierge desks.

    Mixology show-bar: Simply iconic. Our expert baristas are ready to take your order.

    Buffet dining: Bountiful breakfasts, delectable dinners and crafted canapés throughout the day.

    Private Suites: Perfect when travelling with family or friends.

    Meeting Suites: Business without boundaries? Our meeting suites are an extension of your boardroom.

    Focus Booths: Ideal for catching up on work, your favourite show or a private call.

    Connect and be connected: Universal charge ports and fast WiFi available throughout the lounge.

    Quiet Zone: Tucked away from the main areas, a space to unwind.

    Shower Suites: Private shower suites with luxury amenities. 

    Hours of operation:

    Monday to Sunday: 06h00 to 00h30

    Location: Terminal A, International Departures Duty Free area, up the escalator.

     

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Premium Lounge at OR Tambo International Departures:

    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. 

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    SAA Nedbank Premium Credit Card holders & holders of the Platinum Voyager Credit Card issued by Ecobank

    No guest

    You must be travelling on SAA operated flights

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Visa Infinite, Platinum, Business and Youth cardholders Guest entry can be purchased Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline

     

     

  • 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.

    Our Arrivals Lounge offers refreshing showers, clothes pressing service and an enclosed smokers lounge. Accessible to our premium travellers, it provides a sanctuary while you wait for onward travel. Come and enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea and a scrumptious breakfast before you take on the world.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday:        04h30 to 12h30

    Wednesday, Friday, Sunday:                         04h00 to 12h30

    LOCATION:

    Directly after Customs Control on your left-hand side, take the elevator to the first level. 

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Arrival Lounge at OR Tambo International Arrivals:

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum, Platinum & Platinum Elect Card holders

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated flights only

    SAA Voyager Gold & Gold Elect Card holders

    No guest

    Passenger must be travelling on SAA operated flights

    SAA Business Class Traveller

    No guest

    Passenger must be travelling on SAA operated flights

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    No guests

    Card holders can travel on any carrier

    Investec Enigma card holders

    No guest

    Card holders can travel on any carrier

     

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

    Hours of operation:

    Monday to Sunday: 04h30 to 20h00

    Location:

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

     

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Platinum Lounge at domestic airports:

     

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Enigma card holders

    Cardholders with 1 guest.

    Additional guest entry can be purchased

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Premium Lounge at domestic airports:

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Business Class Travellers

    No guest

    SAA operated flights only

    Star Alliance Gold Member

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger 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

    Passenger must be travelling on SAA operated flights.

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Visa Infinite, Platinum, Business and Youth cardholders Guest entry can be purchased Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline.

     

     

  • 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.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday to Sunday:     04h30 to 20h30

    Location:

    The Lounge at Cape Town International Airport is situated in the transit area on the 4th floor.

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Platinum Lounge at domestic airports:

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operating or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    Discovery Bank Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Visa Infinite cardholder

    Cardholders with 1 guest.

    Additional guest entry can be purchased

    Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Premium Lounge at domestic airports:

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Business Class Travellers

    No guest

    SAA operated flights only

    Star Alliance Gold Member

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger 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

    Passenger must be travelling on SAA operated flights

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Visa Infinite, Platinum, Business and Youth cardholders Guest entry can be purchased Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline

     

     

     

  • 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.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday to Saturday: 04h30 to 20h45

    Sunday:                       05h30 to 20h45

    Location:

    The Lounge at King Shaka International Airport is situated in the transit area on the 3rd floor.

    Guests eligible for access to the SAA Premium Lounge at domestic airports:

    Status

    No. of guests allowed

    Airline

    SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum

    Member with 3 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect

    Member with 2 guests

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights (codeshares)

    SAA Voyager Gold and Gold Elect

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Voyager Silver and Silver Elect

    No guest

    Passenger and your guest must be travelling on SAA operated or SAA marketed flights

    SAA Business Class Travellers

    No guest

    SAA operated flights only

    Star Alliance Gold Member

    Member with 1 guest

    Passenger 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

    Passenger must be travelling on SAA operated flights

    Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple card holders

    Member with 4 guests

    Card holders and guests can travel on any carrier

    Investec Visa Infinite, Platinum, Business and Youth cardholders Guest entry can be purchased Cardholders and guests can travel on any airline

     

     

     

  • Our elite travellers don’t need to worry about printing out boarding passes and dropping off baggage, because our VIP Kerbside check-in service takes care of it all.

    Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or water while our dedicated staff handles the check-in formalities for you. This quick and convenient service will leave you free to go straight to our Platinum Lounge.

    Voyager Platinum and Platinum Elect Members can bring two guests, while Lifetime Platinum Members are entitled to have three guests, as long as passenger and guests are travelling on the same itinerary and checking-in at the same time. Kerbside check-in is valid for SAA operated flights only.

    Investec Visa Infinite cardholders can also use the kerbside check-in facility at OR Tambo International airport. Each Investec Visa Infinite cardholder client may bring one guest and one child with them to use this service if they are traveling on the same itinerary and checking-in at the same time for an international SAA flight.

    Discovery Gold, Platinum, Black and Purple cardholders also have access to check in at kerbside check-in as long as they are travelling an international SAA flight.

    Operating Hours

     

    Monday                                                     06:00 – 19:30

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                   06:00 – 19:30

    Wednesday, Friday, Sunday                     06:00 -- 20:00