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Shongololo Lounge

JNBInternational Terminal A (inside security)

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.

Opening Hours - Open Now

Sunday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Monday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 6:00am - 10:00pm

Lounge Amenities

Newspapers & MagazinesNewspapers & Magazines
Printers & CopiersPrinters & Copiers
Beer & WineBeer & Wine
18+ Cardholder18+ Cardholder
Spirits & LiquorSpirits & Liquor
Premium FoodPremium Food
Flight MonitorsFlight Monitors
Internet TerminalsInternet Terminals


JNB: Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport

International Terminal A (inside security)

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

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Reviews (22)

OutstandingGreat lounge! The shower was great but the food was as pretty basic. Service was good. Welcome relaxation spot.
BetsyJuly 2018
SatisfactoryWiFi not working, no comfy couches. Showers good, food OK.
janiceJune 2018
OutstandingFun, funky decor. Multiple hot and cold food options. Nice showers. Two iMac workstations.
AnonymousOctober 2017
SatisfactoryIt appears that the food options is kind of an after-thought as it appears the hot options are not hot or fresh, and the cold options have been sitting for a few days. Comfy chairs though!
Jason NewellOctober 2017
Worth a DetourCame in at 8:45 and it was empty. No eggs for breakfast, just fruit, cereal, sausage, potatoes, chicken, sushi and cold sandwiches. Coffee machine, soft drinks, beer and wine available.
EricSeptember 2017
SatisfactoryMediocre food, good drink selection, plenty of seating. Nothing special.
AnonymousMarch 2017
OutstandingThis lounge was comfortable and has a self serve bar and buffet. I was able to relax and chat with some nice folks. I'd definitely recommend this lounge found using Lounge Buddy. @BotswanaTrek
AnonymousFebruary 2017
SatisfactoryNot recommended. It's loud and pokey with bad lighting. They need to switch off the awful television noise and add some partitions. Food selection mediocre for a South African lounge.
MattJanuary 2017
Worth a DetourGood large lounge, though crowded. Comfortable seating, with private configurations possible. Good drink options, passable food.
AnonymousDecember 2016
Needs ImprovementThe lounge is clean and there is a lot of seating, but the food and drink selection is very poor and the quality isn't great. Also the internet was basically unusable the two times I was here.
Jakub GolanDecember 2016
SatisfactoryCrowded, food refilled slowly if at all. Poor wifi reception in corners. Sushi was a plus.
MatthiasNovember 2016
Worth a DetourFairly cramped lounge, but clean and tidy. Decent range of hot food along with full bar. Internet average but good showers. Well worth a visit.
DaveSeptember 2016
Worth a DetourComfortable, good selection of drinks, small selection of good hot food. My favourite of the non-airline lounges at JNB.
AnonymousJune 2016
OutstandingGreat food selection, very comfortable seats, great drink selection. WiFi extremely slow but that's SA.
ChrisMay 2016
SatisfactoryThis lounge is pretty good but the SAA airlines' are superior if you have access.
DerekMarch 2016
Worth a DetourA surprisingly sophisticated interior with odd but tasty furnitures, very dark wood and African trinkets. Good food and good South African wines. Really good!
flyingphotographerDecember 2015
SatisfactoryNot big but sufficient for this terminal A. Decor is nice enough, staff friendly, self-serve beverages, hot foods and sandwiches available. Friendly staff. Room for improvement.
MeiMeiAugust 2015
OutstandingReally nice, sort of trendy. The only problem is that there aren't great work spaces here. They do have champagne though!
AnonymousMay 2015
Worth a DetourNice and comfy lounge. Good selection of food. Several power points throughout (although could be more). Not the biggest of lounges so could get congested easily.
AndrewMarch 2015
OutstandingOverall, great lounge with modern decor, good food, nice self-serve selection of local liqueurs and beer. The restoom is small, but it's nice.
RyanJanuary 2014
Worth a DetourThis lounge is smaller than the Bidvest Lounge, but it's closer to the farther gates. Food and drinks were good.
SeanDecember 2014
SatisfactoryThis is a small lounge, with few facilities.
Mr M ZolezziOctober 2013
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