Johannesburg Domestic Bidvest Lounge

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Dec 28th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Johannesburg Domestic Bidvest Lounge

Hi Fodorittes
I have a 5 hour layover at the domestic terminal in Joburg and wonder if anyone has used the Bidvest Pay for Use Lounge. Just need somewhere for a decent shower and a coffee after a long trip from Australia and before my domestic flight to Polokwane.
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Dec 29th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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I've used the lounge over in the Intl terminal. I think it's an excellent value and I don't see why the one in the domestic terminal would be otherwise. Available services are shown here:

http://www.bidvestlounge.co.za/Forms/LoungesMatrix.aspx
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Dec 29th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Thank you Steve
The link you shared gives me all the info I need.
Will be a good refresher stop.
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Dec 30th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Elaine: In case you seek an alternative; may travelers seem to "camp out" in this restaurant located in the hotel across from the terminals.




http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...nt-luggage.cfm
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Dec 30th, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Hi ekscrunchy
Is that your love of gourmet food speaking?
Might try it for brunch as the SAA domestic flight "sandwich" lunch is shocking and it will be a long wait until I get to Mopane.
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Jan 4th, 2014, 05:50 AM
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Hi, Elaine! My love of good food was inquiring, but I am not sure I received the most favorable response from Quills!!

Having said that, the kitchen put in a good effort and service was kind enough. Quills, easy to reach from the terminals, does make a convenient place to park yourself, and your bags, for a couple of hours between flights. Food prices are high, though I got around these by ordering just one soup and wine (more details on another thread that I can bring up if you like..) There seemed to be many more mid-range to fast-food option in the terminal itself than I had remembered from a few years ago. Certainly lots of shops although beyond the bookstore, I cannot vouch for how interesting those shops are.

While lounging at Quills, I did get the "benefit" of an interesting one-sided phone conversation that appeared to be about the man on my side of the phone trying to sell arms to a nearby country.....said conversation went on for the good part of two hours and kept us eavesdroppers entertained, and a bit shocked....so although there are no movie theaters on site, who knows what the scheduled entertainment will be on the morning you visit!!??
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Jan 4th, 2014, 01:45 PM
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Hi Ekscrunchy
Yes I found quite a few new food options in the domestic terminal on my last visit in August.
But I will find it hard to venture past the bookshop to stock up on some reading. Might even find an audio book on arms dealing
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