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American Express Platinum Card

American Express Platinum Card
American Express Platinum Card, Credit: American Express®

The Platinum Card offers a range of exclusive benefits especially for travelers who love to explore the world. The card lets you travel the world with ease and peace of mind knowing the benefits thereof are in your best interest at heart. All charges are automatically moved to your POT (Pay Over Time) Balance.  Get the freedom of choosing how much to pay, pay in full, minimum payment, or however you wish to settle your account.

The POT (Pay Over Time) is a special feature that lets you manage your repayments periods. Get unlimited access to Bidvest Premier Club airport lounges situated in South Africa, this comes with complimentary drinks and snacks.

The Platinum card gets you a Travel Insurance Cover including emergency medical assistance and personal accident insurance when you travel abroad (Travel Tickets have to be purchased on the Platinum Card). You can get an accelerated earn rate of 1.5 Membership Rewards™ for every R5 spent on a purchase or online shopping.


  • Get a dedicated banker to take care of your travel and lifestyle plans, dinner reservations and tickets to sold-out shows.
  • Unlimited Access to Bidvest Premier Club airport lounge
  • Access to over 1000 Priority Pass Lounges worldwide
  • Complimentary access to all Centurion Lounges in America, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, and India

Get discounts on Emirates, Etihad Airways, and South African Airways.

You automatically get 30 days’ travel insurance cover for both local and international flights when you purchase the travel ticket(s) using the Platinum Card by American Express. There’s also cover for preexisting, seniors and hazardous pursuit – for clarity on Travel Insurance call 0860 885 503.

Get the best service and benefit from Hilton Honors™ Hotels in all 10 hotel brands in over 93 countries worldwide. The Platinum Card automatically enrolls you in the elite Preferred Golf Programme in over 50 gold resorts. You also get a Golden Circle jade membership at Shangri-La which offers exclusive benefits – furthermore, you instantly qualify for Club Carlson Silver Elite status as a Platinum Cardholder.

You get exclusive invites for exclusive events, you don’t have to arrange a night out with your spouse, or partner, or a VIP event, or a special night – it will all be done for you as well as give recommendations. For any assistance in regard to Special Events and Tickets or car privileges call 0800-004-244.

Become a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® member to enjoy special benefits and offers. There is a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards ® loyalty Programme as well as Avis President’s Club Programme.


  • To enjoy the American Express Rewards, you have to join the Membership Rewards Programme
  • For every R5 spent using the Platinum Card, you get 1.5 points.
  • You get a point when you make purchases locally and internationally excluding fees, cash withdrawals, taxes levied by Nedbank or the government, fees, charges, etc.

More Information

Visit the American Express Platinum Card Page for all the terms and product pricing, you may choose to apply online today.

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