Description courtesy of SAA:
The International Departures Cycad First Class Lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport is SAA’s flagship departures lounge and rivals the best international airline lounges in the world. Situated on the Mezzanine floor of the international departures terminal after passport control, the lounge can be accessed via the stairs, escalator or elevator on the way to the A Gates.
While the design of the lounge offers a dramatic change from the previous look and feel, it remains true to SAA’s uniquely South African heritage and African roots.
Voyager Lifetime Platinum and Platinum and First Class passengers can enjoy the luxury and tranquility of the new lounge. The area unites luxury, modernity and practicality with a touch of African opulence, which is evident in the fittings, furniture and other finishes.
The lounge includes a spectacular view of the ORTIA runway. Other luxuries include rest (snooze) rooms, rainfall showers for indulgence, an enclosed cigar lounge, an audio-visual entertainment room, dedicated internet, built-in private entertainment screens and private boardrooms. The lounge’s runway view is complemented by chic furnishings. There is an à la carte menu which offers a range of sophisticated dining options and a fully serviced bar.
You may have access to South African Airways Cycad First Class Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.
ANA (NH) Aegean (A3) Air Canada (AC) Air China (CA) Air India (AI) Air New Zealand (NZ) Asiana (OZ) Austrian (OS) Avianca (AV) Brussels Airlines (SN) Copa Airlines (CM) Croatia Airlines (OU) EVA Air (BR) Egyptair (MS) Ethiopian Airlines (ET) LOT Polish Airlines (LO) Lufthansa (LH) SAS (SK) SWISS (LX) Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) Singapore Airlines (SQ) South African Air (SA) TAP Air Portugal (TP) Thai Airways (TG) Turkish Airlines (TK) United (UA)
The following passengers have access:
- SAA Voyager Lifetime Platinum and Platinum Card holders departing on a same-day SAA or Star Alliance flight (+2 guests)
- Lufthansa HON members when departing on flight LH 573 (+1 guest)
- First Class passengers, departing on the same day on a flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline (+1 guest)
Guests must be departing on the same day on a flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline.