An accessible lounge with credit cards
The lounge Bidvest Premier Lounge at Cape Town Airport (CPT) (Domestic Departures) is accessible with different card Canadian credit through:
- Priority Pass
The best credit cards offering Priority Pass
Priority Pass is an airport lounge network.
Many credit cards offer Priority Pass membership as well as annual access to airport lounges.
- The Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite*: 6 annual passes included
- The Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card: 10 annual passes included
- The Platinum Card® from American Express:Unlimited access for the holder AND a guest
The best credit cards offering LoungeKey
LoungeKey is a network of airport lounges, affiliated with Mastercard as part of its Mastercard Airport Experiences program.
Several“World Elite”credit cards offer access to airport lounges. Our selection:
- the BMO® World Elite®* Mastercard®*:4 annual passes included
- the BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®*: 2 annual passes included
Useful information about the lounge
The lounge Bidvest Premier Lounge is located after security in the Domestic Departures Terminal at Cape Town Airport (CPT).
To find it, you have to go through Security, then turn right and go to the end of the corridor. There, on your right, you can take the elevator to the 4th floor.
The lounge Bidvest Skylounge is open from :
- 04:30 to 20:00 Monday to Wednesday
- 04:30 to 21:45 Thursday and Friday
- 04:30 to 21:30 on Sundays
- 04:30 am to 7:45 pm on Saturday
It is accessible up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.
With the kids?
Access to the lounge is free for children under 2 years old.
Beyond this age, they are counted as a guest based on the level of Priority Pass membership offered by your credit card.
A list of the main amenities offered in this lounge is provided below:
Digital card accepted
Our opinion on the lounge Bidvest Premier Lounge
On a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg on Mango (in economy class), we went with our family to this lounge Bidvest Premier Lounge at Cape Town Airport.
Audrey and I each have an American Express Card from PlatinumMD. This card gives us a free Priority Pass membership as well as unlimited access to airport lounges for the cardholder AND one guest.
So, each of us can enter for free with our children. Since my mom was traveling with us, I let her in using one of the 6 accesses offered by my Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card.
Technically, it has to be in the name of the holder of the card (i.e. me) then one of his guests (but here, I entered with another Priority Pass subscription). But hey… as often, the employees close their eyes 😉
This lounge is divided into 2 floors, and we easily found a place to sit.
We particularly like the bay windows overlooking the tarmac.
Here are the different spaces to relax or work:
On the first floor of the lounge, you will find the buffet, composed of many small international snacks:
Less garnished than the one we tested in Johannesburg, this buffet remains correct.
On the second floor there are mainly drinks.
An excellent lounge in this terminal for domestic flights from Cape Town airport! I highly recommend it!