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Review: S(h)ongololo Lounge JNB

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Miles knows he’ll be up there soon – most traveled monkey =)

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This is part of the Around the World 2015 Mega Trip

Review: S(h)ongololo Lounge JNB

Prior to boarding our Cathay Pacific flight from JNB to HKG we were invited into the S(h)ongololo Lounge which is right around the corner from the Cathay gates. The lounge was free to us because of our flight cabin ( business J ), but you can also buy 3 hours in it for R350 (~$26).

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The lounge was CROWDED!

This wasn’t a complete surprise. Layovers can be quite long in Johannesburg and for $26, more people than not are going to fork over the coin to have a place to kick it for a few hours. It’s also small. Roughly the same size that Etihad had at IAD…and it services one airline and one flight a day! We had about 20 mins. Enough for a quick trip to the bathroom, a snack, and some pics. Miles is just so dang obsessed with getting pictures everywhere 😉

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Miles looks very young for his age… thank goodness he had his I.D. 
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There are signs stating that all pre-packaged food was to be consumed in the lounge

I can’t imagine too many people are adhering to that policy 😉
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The hot food was mainly Asian…but pretty decentIMG_8060

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There should be a bigger sign for the toilets and showers heh…heh…heh

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A small yet functional business centerIMG_8056IMG_8057

Despite being overly crowded it was all in all it was a good lounge. Nothing spectacular like United’s at LHR, but it had hot and cold food, great looking pre-packaged sandwiches, open bar, and showers. Had we not been curious as to what it had to offer I doubt we would have even gone in. We had a big hold up at check-in and customs took forever. If you have free access to the lounge, then by all means go in and check it out…if you don’t and it’s just an hour or two between connections…I would skip it. There are plenty more dining options to check out in the terminal and when combined with duty free shops…more than enough stuff to keep you occupied.

Although…you might miss an opportunity to see Miles up on this wall in the future 😉

Miles knows he'll be up there soon - most traveled monkey =)
Miles knows he’ll be up there soon – most traveled monkey =)

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