Absa Gold Credit Card holders get preferential rates and have access to the ultimate style and luxury at Bidvest Premier Airport Lounges. This means that any Absa Gold Credit Card holder can pay less than the current walk-in rate for lounge visits.

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How to get it and what you can expect

  • Benefits

    • Pay for access to the domestic lounge at a reduced rate*
    • You are entitled to limited stay for domestic and international flights respectively. For extended stays, early check-in rates will apply
    • Secondary Gold Credit Card holders can also benefit from the preferential rates
    • Refreshments, newspapers, periodicals, food and beverages are available
    • Lounges are open 7 days a week (this may change without prior notice). Please visit the website for updates on lounge operating hours and availability https://bidvestlounge.co.za/
    • International and Domestic Departure Lounges are situated in all major South African Airports of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha, George, Bloemfontein, East London and Lanseria
    Our preferential rates

    Valid until 31 January 2022.

      Absa Gold Credit Card rate
    (customer to pay)

    Public Walk-in rate
    (customer to pay)
      International Lounge Domestic Lounge International Lounge Domestic Lounge
    Cardholder R372 R222 R413 R247
    Guest/Child R372 R222 R413 R247

    Domestic: valid for two (2) hours prior to your Scheduled Flight Departure Time | International: valid for four (4) hours prior to your Scheduled Flight Departure Time
    Early check-in rates (domestic and international): R30 per 15 (fifteen) minutes

    *Terms and Conditions apply

  • Qualifying criteria

    • You need a Gold Visa Credit Card
    • Your Gold Credit Card must be in good standing
    • The offer is available to both primary and secondary cardholders
  • How it works

    • Present your Visa credit card (the actual physical card, not the virtual card) and boarding pass to gain access to the lounge.
    • Your Gold Credit Card will be swiped and you will be charged the preferential rates as follows:
    • Domestic airports with Bidvest Lounges:
      • O.R. Tambo International, including Sky Lounge: Johannesburg
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town
      • King Shaka International: Durban
      • East London Airport: East London
      • George Airport: George
      • Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport: Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
      • Bram Fischer Airport: Bloemfontein
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg

    • International airports with Bidvest lounges:
      • O.R. Tambo International: Johannesburg
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg
  • Contact Gold Credit Card

    To apply call:
    0861 114 411

    For 24-hour support call:
    0861 462 273

    For lost and stolen cards call:
    0800 111 155

    Email us:

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Let one of our consultants help you get the best account for your needs.

For 24-hour support call us on:

0861 462 273

To apply call us on:

0861 114 411

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