The Lounge

Discovery has partnered with SAA to give Discovery Bank Platinum, Black and Purple clients access to The Lounge, a world-class airport lounge experience.

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Get ready for the Future of pre-flight experiences. Now.

Every journey begins with a single step. A moment of discovery. The start of a beautiful adventure.

The Lounge, a partnership between Discovery Bank and SAA, offers our clients an elevated pre-flight experience with upgraded comforts that will refuel body, mind and soul.

Enjoy a five-star coffee experience from our newly imported La Marzocco coffee machines and healthy dining options.


Indulge in our new curated selection of cocktails and mocktails... crafted to perfection to excite your senses. The Lounge offers a restful and ambient space where guests can connect, or get connected, ahead of their beautiful adventures.

A client's complimentary lounge allocation depends on their account engagement.

Access to The Lounge is now available at:

  Monday - Friday Weekends
OR Tambo International departures 06:00 - 00:30 06:00 - 00:30
OR Tambo International arrivals lounge 04:30 - 12:30 04:30 - 12:30
OR Tambo Domestic departures 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
Cape Town Domestic departures 04:30 - 21:00 05:30 - 21:00
  Monday - Saturday Sunday
King Shaka Domestic departures 04:30 - 19:00 05:30 - 19:00
  Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday
Chief Dawid Stuurman Domestic departures 05:30 - 19:00 05:30 - 18:15 07:30 - 20:00

How to access The Lounge

How to generate a voucher for The Lounge:

  1. Log in to your Discovery Bank app.
  2. Tap Transact.
  3. Tap Lounge.
  4. Tap Generate voucher.
  5. Select the airport lounge location.
  6. Enter the number of individuals aged 13 years or older accessing The Lounge including yourself. Then, select if you'd like to use your complimentary visits or paid access.
  7. Input the number of children aged between 2 years and 12 years accessing The Lounge, they can enter for free and will not count towards the complimentary visits.

Please note: Once your voucher has been scanned at The Lounge, you will not be able to cancel the voucher and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Other features

  • Discovery Bank Purple clients get unlimited* access to the exclusive Platinum section of the Lounge.
  • The annual lounge visit allocation can be used by primary accountholders or secondary cardholders aged 18 years or older.
  • Clients, or secondary cardholders, may take up to four others (including their children under the age of 18, or guests aged 18 and older) into The Lounge.
  • Once a client has used up their annual allocation, they and their guests will each be charged an access fee of R300 per visit

Technical detail

  • Access to The Lounge is dependent on the primary accountholder being up to date with their banking fees, their account being in good standing and their account qualifying for rewards.
  • From 1 July 2023, the number of complimentary visits will be based on the client's level of engagement with their account.
  • The Lounge benefit through Discovery Bank operates independently of the worldwide lounge benefit that Black and Purple cardholders receive through LoungeKey. Learn more about the LoungeKey programme.

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