As a Private Banking customer you will enjoy travel benefits, which include reduced cash withdrawal rates, loading multiple foreign currencies, exclusive airport lounge access and more. We have great offers for you at some of South Africa’s premier resorts and hotels with preferential prices and exclusive experiences. You can choose a five-star destination, an ocean view, or a luxurious game reserve getaway.

Four steps to simplify your next journey

Let's help you travel in style

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We are ready to help you go places. Whether it’s local or global, for business or leisure, a solo adventure or family holiday, we have people and partnerships to make it happen.

  • Global Flights Programme

    • Direct contract with all major airlines
    • Best fares on all classes
    • Business and first-class specialists
  • Travel

    • We’ll help you with foreign bank notes and arrange a Multi-currency Cash Passport card
    • Visa application assistance
    • Cellini C luggage deals, so you can travel in style
    • Meet-and-greet services at international airports
    • Pick-up and drop-off services, such as hotel transfers, car hire or a chauffeur – anywhere in the world
  • Global Hotel Programme

    • Access to more than 150 000 hotels worldwide
  • Box Office Programme

    • Direct inventory access
    • Pre-sale access
    • No margin model
    • Concert, theatre or any other ticketing related service
    • Golf membership, tickets to cricket, soccer, rugby or any other hospitality related events
  • Global Dining Programme

    • Priority access
    • Guaranteed tables
    • Relationships with the world’s top restaurants
    • Bespoke benefits at each restaurant
  • Absa Rewards

    • Get cashback on all travel and lifestyle spend on your debit and credit card

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  • What you get

For more information visit our Travel and Lifestyle portal or download the Travel and Lifestyle brochure.

For all your foreign currency needs

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Seamless and hassle-free trips start here.

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Foreign bank notes*

We can supply you with most of the world’s major currencies and we can order currency for you.

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Multi-currency Cash Passport*

A prepaid travel card that can be preloaded with up to four currencies.

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*Exchange control requirements apply

  • Travel tips and reminders

    • You can get comprehensive travel insurance when you book flights with your Visa or World MasterCard Credit Card.
    • Make sure that your passport is valid and has enough free space for visa entry and exit stamps.
    • Speak to us about additional fees that can be charged when using your cards overseas (currency conversion charges, cash advance interest and local and international ATM fees).
    • Stay connected so that you are able to receive SMSs and other banking notification.
    • See terms and conditions for Visa and World MasterCard

Enjoy travel benefits on us

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Access international airport lounges, car rental and earn cashback with Absa Rewards.

  • What you get

    • Exclusive airport lounges access
    • Car rental from Bidvest or Avis 
    • Earn cash back with Absa Rewards from our car rental partners
  • How to get started

    • Register for Absa Rewards if you are not already a member.*

    *Private Banking and Islamic Private Banking clients are automatically registered for Absa Rewards.

What to do with your unused forex

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Remember to convert your unused foreign currency within 30 days.

  • What you can do with your unused funds

    • Open an international savings account with a Currency Investment Account and save in any of the available 17 currencies
    • No monthly account fees
    • An option to open and fund the account available online
    • Interest earned on the account is based on the London Interbank Bid Rate (LBID)*

    *Exchange control regulations apply

Need more help?

Let one of our consultants assist you.

Travel & Lifestyle:

011 350 2132

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