Bidvest Domestic Lounge, Cape Town

There are 3 or 4 lounges located in the domestic terminal of Cape Town. The terminal itself is a shared terminal with international departures but passengers are segregated at security after check in.

The lounge is located airside on the 4th floor, and hence requires the use of an elevator to access. The route is well signaged but be sure to enter the right lounge as there are a few lounges next to it. The lounge used by Star Alliance premier passengers is next door.

Lounge entry was fuss free upon presentation of the Priority Pass card, and although the lounge was fairly full when I entered, lounge users did not spend long within, and the lounge emptied our relatively quickly.

The lounge is a very well stocked lounge – even not withstanding the fact that it is located in the domestic terminal. Roof high glass panes allow planespotters a 180 degree view of the tarmac and runway.

Bidvest Domestic Lounge (CPT) (3)

 

There are two levels to the lounge, which I found the second level to be much quieter and less frequented, probably because the toilet and food is only available on the ground floor , and it is accessible only by steps, hence those less mobile or carrying bulky hand carry luggages may not find it worth the trouble.

Food was decent with a selection of hot food, pastries, snacks and sandwiches. No made to order food was available though. Food was restocked regularly and a wide range of hot and cold beverages were available. Alcohol especially wines were plentiful and freely available. There was even a self serve dispenser for cappuccino slushie!

 

Service was friendly and the entire lounge was generally clean and welcoming. Most seats had a power socket that would accept international power adaptors readily for charging your phone/tablets etc. 

Bidvest Domestic Lounge (CPT) (4)

For smokers, a smoking room was available on level 2.

All in all, a very pleasant lounge to spend time in while waiting for domestic flights within South Africa. Certainly ranks within the top 5 PP card lounges I have been to (and that includes international airside lounges!)

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