Wild Horizons with SAA and Discovery Vitality

Premium Lounge

Embark on a trip of a lifetime with South African Airways (SAA) and Discovery Vitality Travel to Wild Horizons in the heart of the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The Lounge

SAA and Discovery have just unveiled their premium lounge: Elevating travel to new heights. A first-of-its-kind at OR Tambo International Departures. This newly revitalised space is a cornerstone in realising their joint vision of providing exceptional luxury and convenience for travellers. Discovery Bank Purple, Black, and Platinum cardholders can now join SAA Business class passengers and Star Alliance Gold members in accessing The Lounge, and the airline’s local flight network on the Vitality Travel platform. The Lounge blends experience and interior design seamlessly – from the copper-clad concierge pods to mood-setting smart lighting, and aeronautical-inspired design elements. A variety of thoughtfully laid out sections including focus booths, private suites, quiet meeting rooms and open-plan seating areas cater to every traveller’s preference.

Guests can savour a buffet-style selection of dishes throughout the day, enjoy a five-star coffee experience from the newly imported La Marzocco espresso machines, and sip on expertly curated cocktails and mocktails on request.

Art purveyors will be captivated by the collections of works by emerging and established artists selected by art curators to inspire and invigorate.

SAA has re-introduced a number of new routes and getting to Zimbabwe from OR Tambo is less than two hours away! A flight that feels even faster when basking in the luxury of the SAA business class offering.

Wild Horizons

A gateway to the natural wonders of Zimbabwe, the name Wild Horizons resonates with adventure, natural beauty, and the untamed spirit of Africa. This destination offers a captivating blend of wildlife, landscapes, and cultural richness that defines the essence of this extraordinary country. With its diverse array of activities and attractions, Wild Horizons beckons travellers seeking an immersive experience in the untamed wilderness of Zimbabwe.

At the core of Wild Horizons is its commitment to showcasing the country’s incredible biodiversity. Zimbabwe, renowned for its national parks and game reserves, provides a habitat for an impressive variety of flora and fauna. The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is a spectacle that captivates the imagination with its thundering waters and ethereal mist. Through Wild Horizons range of experiences visitors can witness the falls from various perspectives, whether it be through a leisurely sunset cruise on the Zambezi River or for those seeking a more elevated perspective, Wild Horizons offers thrilling aerial adventures. The “Flight of Angels,” a helicopter tour over the Victoria Falls, presents a breathtaking panorama of this natural wonder. The aerial perspective showcases the vastness of the falls and the surrounding landscape, leaving an indelible imprint on the minds of those fortunate enough to partake in this exhilarating journey.

Wild Horizons provides unparalleled opportunities for safari adventures. The Zambezi National Park, located on the outskirts of Victoria Falls, is a haven for diverse wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and a myriad of antelope species. Game drives and walking safaris, guided by knowledgeable and experienced rangers, offer an up-close encounter with Africa’s iconic animals.

Beyond the allure of the animal kingdom, visitors can explore the rich cultural tapestry of Zimbabwe. The country’s indigenous people, with their vibrant traditions and warm hospitality, add a unique dimension to the Wild Horizons experience. Cultural tours and interactions with local communities provide insight into the customs and daily lives of the people who call this land home. Visitors may have the opportunity to participate in traditional dances, witness intricate craftsmanship, or share stories around a communal fire, fostering a deeper appreciation for Zimbabwe’s cultural heritage.

The Zambezi River, a lifeblood for the region, plays a central role in the Wild Horizons narrative. This mighty river, teeming with crocodiles and hippos, offers more than just a scenic backdrop. Adrenaline enthusiasts can embark on a white-water rafting expedition, navigating the rapids that surge through the Batoka Gorge. Alternatively, a serene canoe safari provides a tranquil way to absorb the beauty of the Zambezi while encountering wildlife along its banks. Sunset cruises, with the sun casting a warm glow on the water, offer a more relaxed experience, complete with picturesque views and the soothing sounds of nature.

Accommodation at Wild Horizons is designed to complement the natural beauty that surrounds them. Luxury lodges and camps, seamlessly integrated into the environment, provide a comfortable and immersive experience.

Wild Horizons is more than a destination; it’s a canvas of experiences that celebrate the wild, the cultural, and the adventurous. It is a testament to the raw beauty of Africa and the untamed spirit that defines this captivating region. For those seeking a journey that transcends the ordinary, Wild Horizons beckons—an invitation to embark on an odyssey through the heart of Zimbabwe’s untamed landscapes and discover the wild horizons that await.

Accessing the ultimate travel experience with Vitality Travel

Go everywhere with Vitality Travel

All Discovery Bank clients, and now Vitality members can access to the Vitality Travel platform, powered by Discovery Bank, and get all the benefits of discounted travel through the new Ðiscovery Account.

With the Vitality Travel booking platform, powered by Discovery Bank, you can book your entire trip in a single, convenient checkout, access all your Vitality Travel benefits in one place and compare pricing across airlines, car hire and accommodation.

You can now book flights, holiday accommodation and car hire on the Vitality Travel platform with your personalised travel discount, which gives you the richest rewards on travel out there.

Discovery Bank Black and Purple cardholders enjoy added value with exclusive access to the Discovery Priority Fast Track at OR Tambo and Cape Town International airports, along with entry to over 1,200 airport lounges worldwide, through loungekey access. To gain access to The Lounge, members can conveniently generate a voucher directly in their Discovery Bank app.

How to access Vitality Travel

Download the Discovery Bank app and browse the list of accounts available. While you qualify for your Ðiscovery Account, you are free to choose from the full range of Discovery Bank products, from transaction accounts and credit cards to full suite accounts that maximise your benefits and rewards. Explore the Discovery Bank product range.

Get from 10% to 75% off local and international flights

As a member with Vitality Health, you get between 10% and 35% off your flights with the Ðiscovery Account. Boost that up to 75% with Discovery Bank and Vitality Money. If you are a Discovery Bank client only (without Vitality Health), you can save between 10% and 40%.

Get up to 25% off car hire and holiday accommodation

As a member with Vitality (Health), you get 25% off at local Vitality Holiday accommodation partners. If you are a Discovery Bank client only (Without Vitality Health), you can save between 10% and 25%.

Get access to millions of non-discounted local and international holiday accommodation listings on Vitality Travel, through Booking.com and have the option of paying with your Discovery Miles, and having all your bookings in one place.

Plus, save from 10% to 25% on unlimited car hire bookings.

Want to boost your rewards even more?

Join Discovery Bank and get up to 75% off local and international flights, enjoy free visits to over 1 200 airport lounges worldwide, and faster security clearance at OR Tambo and Cape Town international airports.

Your next adventure awaits!