We offer Absa Student Credit Card holders free access to Bidvest Premier Lounges at both domestic and international terminals within South Africa.

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Benefits and how to get it

  • Benefits

    • 3 included visits per credit card account per year.
    • Included visits are allocated per calendar year and any unused visits will not be carried forward.
    • Included visits are only available to the Student Credit Card holder and cannot be transferred to guests or children.
    • Guests and children will benefit from a discounted rate which will immediately be charged to the Student Credit Card when entering the lounge.
    • There will be no monthly usage limit (provided that it is within the 3 annual visit limit).
    • There will be no split or limit between local and international lounge visits, which means that you could use all qualifying visits for either local or international lounges as you need.
    • Any visits that do not meet the included visit criteria will be billed to the cardholder’s account at a discounted rate.
    • Please be sure to keep track of your visits and qualifying spend. This information can be obtained by contacting the number on the back of your card.
    • You are entitled to a stay of 2 hours for domestic flights and 4 hours for international flights (prior to your scheduled flight departure time). Extended time will be charged at Bidvest rates.
    • The airport lounges will be 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/
    • Bidvest Premier Airport Lounges will ensure that there is an adequate supply of refreshments, newspapers, periodicals, food and beverages.
    • The domestic and international airport lounges are situated in all the major South African airports (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, George, East London and Lanseria).
  • Qualifying criteria

    • You need a Student Visa Credit Card.
    • The name of the cardholder must be the same as the name on the boarding pass.
    • Your Student Credit Card must be in good standing.
    • This offer is only available to primary credit cardholders.
    • The cardholder will be billed for any visits that fall outside of the benefit offer.

     

  • 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.
    • The cardholder must present his/her Student Credit Card and boarding pass to gain access to the lounge.
    • When the Student Credit Cardholder enters the lounge, there will be no immediate fee charged for the cardholder’s visit. The Credit Card will be swiped for record-keeping.
    • An assessment will be done at the end of the calendar month to determine whether the cardholder exceeded the benefit offer.
  • What is costs

    Valid until 31 January 2022.

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

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

    *Terms and conditions apply

  • List of airports where Bidvest airport lounges are located

    • Domestic airports:
      • Bram Fischer Airport: Bloemfontein 
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town 
      • King Shaka International: Durban 
      • East London Airport: East London
      • George Airport: George 
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg 
      • OR Tambo International: Johannesburg (including Sky Lounge) 
      • Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport: Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
    • International airports:
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg 
      • OR Tambo International: Johannesburg
  • Contact Student Credit Card

    General card support
    Call us on 0861 462 273
    International +27 11 354 4001
    Monday – Sunday
    07:00 – 19:00

    For Lost and stolen cards
    Call us on 0800 111 155 | Absa App

     

Need more help?

General card support
Call us on 0861 462 273
International +27 11 354 4001
Monday – Sunday
07:00 – 19:00

For Lost and stolen cards
Call us on 0800 111 155 | Absa App