As an Absa Private Bank Credit Card holder, you get complimentary access to the ultimate style and opulence at Bidvest Premier Lounges.

Absa Private Banking Credit Card

                      Features and benefits

                                                              See the benefits that your Private Banking Credit Card provides for airport lounge access:

Visa Platinum

Domestic and international South African airports only.

  • Primary credit card holder: 24 visits per year.
  • Secondary card holders: Combined 24 visits across all secondary cards.
  • Preferential rate is charged after you have used all your allocated visits.
 
 
 
Visa Signature

Domestic and international South African airports only.

  • Primary credit card holder: 24 visits per year plus an additional 2 guest entries per year.
  • Secondary card holders: Combined 24 visits across all secondary cards plus an additional 2 guest entries per year.
  • Preferential rate is charged after you have used all your allocated visits.  
Visa Infinite

Domestic and international South African airports only.

  • Primary credit card holder: Unlimited visits per year plus an additional 2 guest entries per year.
  • Secondary card holders: Unlimited visits per year plus an additional 2 guest entries per year.
  • Preferential rate is charged after you have used all your allocated visits.   

                      
                      What you need to know  

  • Qualifying criteria and requirements

    • You must be a Private Banking Visa Platinum, Visa Signature or Visa Infinite credit card holder.
    • The name of the cardholder must be the same as the name on the boarding pass.
    • Your credit card must be in good standing.
    • This offer is only available to primary and secondary credit card holders.
    • Included visits are allocated per calendar year and any unused visits will not be carried forward.
    • No monthly usage limit (provided that it is within the annual visit limit).
    • No split or limit between local and international lounge visits. You could use all qualifying visits for either local or international lounges if you need to.
    • Any visits that do not meet the included visit criteria will be billed to the cardholder’s account at a discounted rate.
    • Please keep track of your visits.
    • 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.
    • Airport lounges are open 7 days a week, but this may change without prior notice. Please visit the Bidvest Premier Lounge website for updates on lounge operating hours and availability.
    • Bidvest Premier Airport Lounges ensure there is 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, Gqeberha, George, East London and Lanseria).
  • Rates and fees

    The following are preferential rates at which customers will be billed for all access that fall outside of the annual benefit allocation.

    Valid until 31 January 2022.

    Private Banking Credit Card rate
    (customer to pay)
    Public walk-in rate
      International lounge Domestic lounge International lounge Domestic lounge
    Card holder R372 R222 R413 R247
    Guest/Child R372 R222 R413 R247

    Domestic: valid for 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time
    International: valid for 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time
    Early check-in rates (domestic and international): R30 per 15 minutes

    *Terms and Conditions apply

  • How to access our exclusive airport lounges

    • Present your Private Banking Visa credit card and boarding pass to gain access to the lounge.
    • When you enter the lounge there will be no immediate fee charged for your visit. All you need to do is swipe your card for record-keeping.
    • An assessment will be done at the end of the calendar month to determine whether the access was within the allocated benefit.
    • You will be billed for any visits that fall outside the benefit offer.
  • Airports where Bidvest Premier Lounges are situated

    • 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) 
      • Port Elizabeth Airport: Gqeberha
    • International airports:
      • Cape Town International: Cape Town
      • Lanseria International: Johannesburg 
      • OR Tambo International: Johannesburg

Contact details

Call us on: 0860 553 553
International: +27 11 501 5011

Weekdays 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00-13:00

Email us at: privatebanking@absa.co.za