Lounges at O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa (ZA)

Popular lounges at O.R. Tambo International Airport

Buy access to Shongololo Lounge

International Terminal A. Towards Gates A7-A18, past the Air France Lounge, take the escalators down to the entrance on the left side.

Enhance your pre-boarding experience in this sophisticated, trendy modern oasis flanked by dark wood and traditional African motifs. Enjoy comfort, relaxation, and a tremendous selection of food and beverages, including champagne. Take a refreshing shower, enjoy a glass or two of local South African wine, or crank your productivity up to eleven. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible for passengers departing on international flights. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult. NOTE: Because the lounge can get busy at times, the lounge cannot guarantee that guests from large groups (over 7 persons) will be able to sit together.
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Buy access to Bidvest Premier Lounge

Domestic Terminal B. After the Security Checkpoint, take escalators behind the 'Sweet Shop' down one level to the lounge entrance.

Escape from the crowded departure terminal and enjoy a delightful stay at the Bidvest Premier Lounge. Featuring an array of amenities designed for work or relaxation, this lounge offers complimentary Wi-Fi, shower facilities, and an open buffet of premium food and alcoholic beverages. NOTE: Access to this lounge is permitted up to 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure time. Early check-in is available at a cost of ZAR 30 per 15 minutes that the guest should wish to enter the lounge early. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible for Domestic Terminal B passengers. Alcohol is available after 10:00 am daily. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult. Access for lounge membership guests may be restricted periodically due to space constraints.
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Buy access to Bidvest Premier Lounge

International Terminal A. After the Security Checkpoint, turn right and proceed through the Duty Free Area. Take the escalator just before 'Out of Africa' up to Mezzanine Level and the entrance is...

Escape from the crowded departure terminal and enjoy a delightful stay at the Bidvest Premier Lounge. Featuring an array of amenities designed for work or relaxation, this lounge offers complimentary Wi-Fi, shower facilities, and an open buffet of premium food and alcoholic beverages. NOTE: Access to this lounge is permitted up to 4 hours before the scheduled flight departure time. Early check-in is available at a cost of ZAR 30 per 15 minutes that the guest should wish to enter the lounge early. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible for passengers departing from International Terminal A. Alcohol is available after 10:00 am daily. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult. Access for lounge membership guests may be restricted periodically due to space constraints.
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Smoking

Smoking

Landside and airside

Before security
Smoking is only permitted in special areas outside the terminals.

After security
British American Tobacco smoking lounge, airside, floor 1

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Layover & relax

Day use or overnight stay

Protea Hotel

The Protea Hotel is a transit accommodation located in the International Terminal, so no visa is required. Upon exiting the plane, follow the signs for ‘International Transfers’ into the transit area. Once you pass through security, continue walking straight. Do not clear customs.

Rooms include in-room showers, television, coffeemaker and high-speed Wi-Fi. Rates start at ZAR 2,403 (USD 187) per night. Day use in 6-hour blocks is also available.

Note that you will need your boarding pass or e-ticket upon checking in.

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Showers

Bidvest & Shongolo Lounges

Showers are available at three lounges at the O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Bidvest Premier Lounge
Terminal A, airside, mezzanine level, ZAR 314/USD 24
Hours: 24 hrs (open 24-hours; ZAR 314/USD 24)

Terminal B, airside, lower mezzanine level, ZAR 184/USD 14
Hours: 05:00 – 21:00 Mon-Fri, 06:00 – 21:00 Sat-Sun 

Shongolo Lounge 
Terminal A, airside, mezzanine level, USD 40
Hours: 07:00 – 22:00 daily

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