The American Express® Gold Card

Gold Charge Card

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Travel Features


As the Primary Gold Cardmember, your first eight visits each calendar year to any of the South African Premier Club lounges are free. Supplementary Cardmembers and guests pay a nominal fee (R50 for domestic lounges, R100 for international lounges), which will be charged to your Card in due course. Simply present your Card to the lounge staff to gain entry.


Our expert team is available 24 hours a day to assist you with all your travel arrangements. From sourcing competitive airline quotes (to give you the choice of flexibility or price), to making flight bookings, car rentals and hotel reservations worldwide.


Apply for your free linked Personal Travel Card1 which is lodged exclusively at our Concierge and Travel Service. This allows your travel consultant to take the hassle out of purchasing your air tickets by removing the need for you to be present your ticket will simply be delivered directly to you.


Purchase your American Express® Travellers Cheques through our round-the-clock concierge service and we will ensure that they are delivered to you.


Make cash withdrawals at all national and Saswitch ATMs and over 800 000 international ATMs and American Express dispensers in the Express Cash Network.


When you make travel reservations using your Gold Charge Card you will receive automatic travel cover, which includes up to R4 million emergency medical and personal accident insurance when travelling overseas. Please note that Terms and Conditions apply.

Cover is also available if you are over 75 years of if you have a pre-existing medical condition.

To extend your automatic cover to include additional medical expense and personal accident cover, lost baggage, trip cancellation or curtailment and more, you may purchase topup insurance for additional peace of mind. If you prefer to have the topup insurance automatically purchased whenever you travel, call your Gold Charge Services and enjoy a discount on the premium.


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Enjoy special discounts of up to 30% on brochure rates on car rental in South Africa. Reservations should be made through the Gold Charge Services (24 hours) to ensure that you enjoy the best rates available for the chosen period of the rental. Please note that the discounted rate is seasonal and dependent on vehicle availability. Alternatively, Cardmembers wishing to reserve directly with Avis should apply for their free Avis Wizard Card*.

*A valid Avis Wizard Card is required to enjoy discounts when making reservations directly with Avis. Rentals will automatically be charged to your Gold Charge Card.




We welcome you to apply for the American Express Gold Charge Card, providing the following criteria are met:

  • You are over 18 years of age;
  • You have a good credit rating;
  • You are a South African resident; and
  • You have an annual income of R200,000 or more.