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 benefit

The benefits that your Private Banking Credit Card provides for Bidvest Premier airport lounge access:

Private Bank Visa

Primary credit card holder:
 24 visits per year.

Secondary card holders: 
Combined 24 visits across all secondary cards.

*Qualifying spend criteria

Spend R10 000 in the month in which the Bidvest airport lounge is used or spend a total of R30 000 over 3 consecutive months before and during the month of the lounge visit.

You still get access to lounges even if you spend less than the qualifying amount or have used all your complimentary visits, but at the Absa preferential rate.

Absa Rewards member

To qualify for your lounge benefits you must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme

 

Visa Signature 
Young Professionals

Primary credit card holder: 
18 visits per year plus an additional 2 guest entries per year.

Secondary card holders: 
Combined 18 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.

Absa Rewards member

To qualify for your lounge benefits you must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme






 

Visa Signature 

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.

*Qualifying spend criteria

Spend R12 000 in the month in which the Bidvest airport lounge is used or spend a total of R36 000 over 3 consecutive months before and during the month of the lounge visit.

You still get access to lounges even if you spend less than the qualifying amount or have used all your complimentary visits, but at the Absa preferential rate.

Absa Rewards member

To qualify for your lounge benefits you must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme

Wealth Visa

Primary credit card holder: 
Unlimited

Secondary card holders: 
Unlimited

*Qualifying spend criteria

Spend R15 000 in the month in which the Bidvest airport lounge is used or spend a total of R45 000 over 3 consecutive months before and during the month of the lounge visit.

If you spend less than the qualifying requirement or if you use up all your complimentary visits, you qualify for access but at the Absa preferential rate which will be billed to your card account.

Absa Rewards member

To qualify for your lounge benefits you must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme

Visa Infinite

Access any of Bidvest Premier domestic and international departure lounges across South Africa.

Present your Visa Infinite Card and mention LoungeKey for unlimited annual complimentary airport lounge visits for yourself and 1 accompanying guest on each visit.

For any other accompanying guests $32 per person per visit will be charged directly to your Visa Infinite card.

Absa Rewards member

To qualify for your lounge benefits you must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme




 

                      
                      What you need to know  

  • Benefits

    • You must be a Private Banking Visa, Visa Signature, Wealth Visa or Wealth Visa Infinite credit card holder.
    • Complimentary visits are allocated per calendar year (January to December) and any unused visits will not be carried forward.
    • Complimentary visits are only available to the Card holder or secondary card holder/s (as specified) and cannot be transferred to guests or children.
    • Guests and children will benefit from a discounted rate which will immediately be charged to the relevant card account when entering the lounge.
    • There will be no monthly usage limit (complimentary visits are allocated per annum).
    • 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 complimentary visit criteria will be billed to the cardholder’s account at the Absa preferential 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 Bidvest Lounge website for updates on lounge operating hours and availability. 
    • Bidvest Premier Airport Lounges will ensure that there is an adequate supply of refreshments, newspapers, periodicals, food and beverages.
  • Qualifying criteria

    • You need the relevant Absa personalized (customer name on card) Visa Card as per the specified benefit.
    • The name of the cardholder must be the same as the name on the boarding pass.
    • Your Visa Card must be in good standing.
    • You must have met the stipulated spend requirement (where applicable).
    • You must be registered on the Absa Rewards programme (where applicable).
    • This offer is only available to primary and/or secondary cardholders as specified.
  • How it works

    • The cardholder must present his/her qualifying Absa Visa card (the actual physical card, not the virtual card) and boarding pass to gain access to the lounge.
    • Secondary cardholders must present their own personalised card.
    • The name of the cardholder must be the same as the name on the boarding pass.
    • Where guest are taken into the lounge, cardholders must clearly specify which guests are provided entry on which card (where Primary and Secondary Cards are used at the same time)
    • Bidvest lounge staff may not advise on complimentary benefits and usage rules. Customers must phone the number on the back of their card for any benefit enquiries.
    • When the credit card holder enters the lounge, there will be no immediate fee charged for the cardholder’s visit. The credit card will be swiped for record-keeping (other than for guests and children).
    • An assessment will be done at the end of the calendar month to determine whether the cardholder exceeded the benefit offer.
    • The cardholder will be billed for any visits that fall outside of the benefit offer.
  • What it costs

    Rates and fees

    Valid from 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2025.

    Public walk-in rate: Domestic Lounge – R300
    Public walk-in rate: International Lounge – R620

    Absa preferential rates

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

      Absa  Card rate
    (customer to pay)
      Domestic
    lounge
    International
    lounge
    Cardholders and Guest R255 R527

    Customers need to note their specific card benefits and any spend criteria rules. Only Point-of-Sale (POS) and Card Not Present (CNP) spend contributes to spend criteria. EFT payments and revolving balances are not considered.

    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 – R38 per 15 minutes. International – R40 per 15 minutes

    Terms and Conditions apply

  • List of airports where Bidvest lounges are located

    Bidvest Domestic Lounges

    • OR Tambo Domestic
    • OR Tambo Domestic - Sky Lounge
    • Lanseria  
    • Bloemfontein
    • Cape Town
    • King Phalo (East London)
    • King Shaka (Durban)
    • Chief Dawid Stuurman International (Port Elizabeth)
    • George
    • Kruger Mpumalanga International

    Bidvest International Departure Lounges

    • OR Tambo International
    • Cape Town International – Sky Lounge
    • Cape Town International Premier
    • Kruger Mpumalanga International

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