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42 Discounts & Deals Just For South African Pensioners

17 April 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Shamima Ahmed in Money Talks

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With South Africa's economy constantly taking a knock it sometimes seems like there is not much hope for this country. The one thing that can create a more positive environment is for our people to stand together and have each other's backs. And this is exactly what this group of retailers and South African has done for elderly people of South Africa. Each of them is offering an awesome discount that will help pensioners stretch their budget, just a little further.

We did some digging, research and fact-checking and found quite a few businesses that offer pensioners discounts. From big and small household purchases, travelling and entertainment, there are dozens of ways for South Africa's 60+ crowd to save some money. Here's a list of what we found to be the most useful!

Disclaimer: All the below discounts have been fact-checked before publication. The below discounts are subject to change at the retailer's discretion. nichemarket can confirm that the info is correct at the time of publication, but businesses have the final say and therefore we cannot be held liable for any changes. 

  • Note: Updated 13 January 2020 - Added Garden Stuff Discount

6 General Household Discounts For Seniors

1. Builders Warehouse

Location: National

Pensioners receive 10% off all cash purchases every Wednesday. This excludes services and sale items. Customers must bring along their Id’s to qualify for purchases,

Visit their site: https://www.builders.co.za/pensioners-discount

2. Game Stores

Location: National

Apply for a Game Pensioners Card at the customer service desk in-store, to qualify for a 10% discount on purchases of up to R3000 on Wednesdays only!

Visit their site: https://www.game.co.za/game-za/en/special-discounts

3. Makro

Location: National

Pensioner’s Day takes place every Tuesday at all of our Makro branches nationwide and qualifies for up to 10% off on most general merchandise products (excluding Liquor, cellular products, tobacco products, iTunes, ShowMax, Google Play and Makro gift cards). They can also receive up to 5% off on most food products including Butchery and Fruit & Veg.

Visit their site: https://www.makro.co.za/

4. Pick 'n Pay


Pick 'n Pay offers over 60s double smart-shopper points on a Wednesday.

Visit their site: https://www.pnp.co.za/

5. Property Rates

Location: National

Most municipalities assist pensioners by grating them rebates for property rates. You have to apply for this at your local offices or online and can be granted a refund between 40% and 100% depending on your circumstances.

5. Gardenstuff

Location: Cape Town

GardenStuff' factory shop based in Cape Town offers pensioners discounts for over 60-year-olds every Friday with 10% off on all gardening products in stock. Check them out at - www.gardenstuff.co.za

7 Health & Personal Care Discounts For Seniors

1. Clicks

Location: National

ClubCard members 60 years or older are automatically opted-in for SeniorsClub. Enjoy earning double points on your purchases on Senior double points days on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Note: Updated 06 November 2019 - Seniors will earn double points every Wednesday of the month

Visit their site: https://clicks.co.za/clubCardPage

2. Dischem

Location: National

Dischem has a 60 Plus Programme for senior citizens over the age of 60. The benefits include Double points on all items purchased in-store every Wednesday, one free blood pressure test a month, discounts on selected salon treatments and invitations to exclusive 60 Plus tea parties.

Visit their site: https://www.dischem.co.za/60-plus-programme

3. Mowana Spa

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Mowana Spa offers a 10% to 20% Discounted Rate to Seniors on Mowana Spa Packages, Beauty@Mowana Treatments and Retail Products.

Visit their site: https://www.mowanaspa.co.za/seniors-discount.html

4. Royal Orchid Thai Spa

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Royal Orchid Thai Spa has a special for pensioners every Wednesday called "The Golden Years Discount." Their promo includes Specials on Pedi's, Mani's and facials.

Visit their site: https://royalorchidthaispa.co.za/pensioners-spa-discount-seniors-spa-deals/

5. Spec Savers

Location: National

Spec Savers have a pensioners package for over 65-year-olds. Get a free selected frame to the value of R599 when you purchase an eye test and prescription lenses.

Visit their site: https://www.specsavers.co.za/offer/pensioners-package-1

6. Torga Optical

Location: National

Pensioners get discounts on Pensioners Packages every day at Torga Optical. Packages start from R1200 and include an eye test, frame, lenses and Torga's scratch protection guarantee.

Visit their site: https://www.torgaoptical.co.za/pensioners-promotions-2

7. Weighless

Location: National

Weighless Ladies over 60 and men over 65 qualify for a discounted membership rate of approximately 18%.

Visit their site: https://www.weighless.co.za/

13 Travel & Transport Discounts For Seniors

1. AA

Location: National

The AA offer over 60s a special membership package at a discounted rate. The AA 60 + Advantage roadside cover includes everything you need for any eventuality.

Visit their site: https://www.aa.co.za/products/membership/aa-60-advantage

2. CapeNature

Location: Western Cape

If you’re a South African resident in possession of a valid ID, and you’re 60 or older, you qualify for CapeNature’s senior citizen discount of 30% off all self-catering and camping facilities.

Visit their site: https://www.capenature.co.za/senior-citizen-discount/

3. Golden Arrow

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Golden Arrow Buses have a discounted pensioner’s clipcard, available to passengers over 60 years of age and is valid for 10 rides. This clipcard must be used within 60 days of purchase date and can only be used between 08:00 and 16:00 on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays.

Visit their site: https://www.gabs.co.za/smart-card-faq-s/

4. Greyhound

Location: National

South Africans 60 years and older get 15% discount on their tickets during off-peak periods.

Visit their site:

5. Intercape

Location: National

Intercape offers Senior Citizens over 60 a 15% discount on tickets. Pensioners must produce their ID showing your birth date when purchasing.

Visit their site: https://www.intercape.co.za/online-bus-tickets/loyalty-discounts/

6. Intercity Xpress

Location: National

Intercity offers a 5% discount on tickets to pensioners; produce your pensioners' card or ID with purchase.

Visit their site: http://www.intercityxpress.co.za/specials/discounts/

7. Mango Airlines

Location: National

Mango’s senior citizen campaign offer over 60 Guests the opportunity to save 10% off select Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights when booking through the call centre or via our website.

Visit their site: https://www.flymango.com/en/guest-info/mango-guests/elderly-guests

8. Metrobus

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Pensioners use a black Metrobus tag, which is valid for a year. They receive a 50 per cent discount on their bus trips. The minimum amount on the stored value tag is R50, and the maximum is R500.00.

Visit their site: http://www.mbus.co.za/index.php/risk-management-88/daily-scheduled-public-transport-service/tags-and-smart-card

9. SANParks

Location: National

SANPARKS give all permanent Residents of South Africa over the age of 60 discounted tariff rates. However, this does not apply on Friday and Saturday nights, nor any long weekends.

Visit their site: https://www.sanparks.org/tourism/tariffs/pensioners_discount.php

10. Shosholoza Meyl

Location: National

Senior Citizens of 60 years and older are entitled to a discount during off-peak periods when they travel in Tourist Class (not applicable to Economy Class) on Shosholoza Meyl. Senior Citizens should produce their identity documents when buying a ticket.

Visit their site: http://www.shosholozameyl.co.za/general-info.html

11. The Willows Holiday Resort & Conference Centre

Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

The Willows Holiday Resort & Conference Centre offer Pensioners a 10% discount on accommodation units and a 50% discount on camping sites.

Visit their site: https://www.thewillowspe.co.za/discounts/

12. Tiger Wheel & Tyre

Location: National

Tiger Wheel & Tyre run a Pensioner Specials every Tuesday. Enquire with your local branch about in-store discounts on tyres / selected products and services for customers over 60 years old.

Visit their site: https://www.twt.co.za/pensioner-specials-tuesday

13. Tsogo Sun Hotels (Deal No Longer Applicable)

Location: National

Tsogo Sun hotels offer and significant savings for over 60s. Enjoy a saving of 50% off the best available rate of the day, subject to availability.

Visit their site: https://www.tsogosun.com/m/offers/seniors-offers

12 Entertainment Discounts For Seniors

1. Cape Point

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Cape Point offers seniors a discounted entrance fee into the reserve of R65. This also includes a return funicular ride to the old lighthouse.

Visit their site: http://capepoint.co.za/enjoy-cape-point-for-less/

2. Cape Wheel

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

The Cape Wheel, located at the V&A Waterfront, offers pensioners a discounted rate on tickets Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Pensioners pay only R75 from 10 am until 6 pm (weather permitting).

Visit their site: https://capewheel.co.za/whats-on/

3. City Sightseeing Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

South African pensioners can get a 50% discount on our Classic ticket on Tuesdays and Fridays, which means you'll pay R100 for a ticket that usually costs R200. The offer is also valid if a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Friday. Pensioners also get a R20 discount on a Waterfront Harbour Cruise ticket (usually R45) on these days. Bring your South African barcoded ID along to qualify.

Visit their site: https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/destinations/cape-town/pages/cape-town-specials

4. City Sightseeing Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

South African pensioners qualify for a 50% discount on all 1-day tickets (valid for both the Green Tour and City Tour) from Monday to Friday, including public holidays. This means you'll pay R110 for a ticket that usually costs R220. Bring your South African barcoded ID along to qualify.

Visit their site: https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/pages/joburg-specials

5. Cradle of Humankind

Location: Magaliesburg, Gauteng

Pensioners qualify for a discounted ticket when visiting the Cradle of Humankind. Seniors only pay R65 for access to both Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves (on presentation of a valid ID).

Visit their site: https://www.maropeng.co.za/content/page/admission

6. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Free entry into the garden for senior citizens every Tuesday. Not Valid on Public Holidays.

Visit their site: https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenboch/visitor-information/information/

7. Nu Metro

Location: National

Nu Metro Cinemas also offer pensioner discounts on every day of the week except for Wednesdays, as Wowza Wednesday Special applies which costs even less than senior prices. Over 60s qualify for the following discounts: 2D Movies R60, 3D Movies R80, Xtreme Movies R85. Gauteng Only: Nu Metro also offers pensioners discount at their full Scene VIP cinemas in Gauteng, namely Bedford Centre, Hyde Park corner, Parkview and Woodlands. Here seniors can expect to pay R85 and R100 for 2D and 3D movies respectively.

Visit their site: https://numetro.co.za/

8. Ster Kinekor

Location: National

Join the SK Club and over 60’s can enjoy 25% off Movie Tickets every day.

Visit their site: https://www.sterkinekor.com/club-loyalty/SK_Club

9. Table Mountain Cableway

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Enjoy the scenic views from table mountain with discounted rates for Over 60's seven days a week! Bring along your ID and pay only R50 a one-way ticket or R100 for a return trip. Table Mountain Café also special discounted meals for pensioners.

Visit their site: https://www.tablemountain.net/content/page/seniors-students

10. The Banyard Theatre

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape and Johannesburg, Gauteng

The Banyard Theatre Johannesburg offer half-price shows to over 60's every Sunday afternoon at Cresta, Emperors Palace, Silverstar & Gold Reef City theatres. The Cape Town theatre provides the same discount for their Wednesday shows.

Visit their site: https://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/specials.aspx

11. Two oceans Aquarium

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Take along your South African pensioner card to the Two oceans Aquarium and receive a R45 discount on your admission ticket.

Visit their site: https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/special-offers

12. World of Birds

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

WOB offers a 62% discount on entry fees for pensioners. Regular Adult entries cost R120, Pensioners with a valid card pay only R75.

Visit their site: http://www.worldofbirds.org.za/

1 Finance & Legal Discount For Seniors

Van Heerden – Locke Attorneys

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Van Heerden – Locke Attorneys, offer a discount on standard tariffs to pensioners provided that they meet the requirements. Have a look to see if you qualify.

Visit their site: http://vhlattorneys.co.za/pensioners-discount/

3 Food & Dining Discounts For Seniors

1. Doppio Zero

Location: Gauteng

Doppio Zero gives a 10% discount to pensioners every Wednesday from 7am to 6pm at the following Gauteng based restaurants: Belair, Mall of the South, Clearwater Mall and Bassonia

Visit their site: https://www.doppio.co.za/pensionersdiscount/

2. High Stakes Restaurant

Location: Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

All pensioners enjoy a 15% discount on their dinner on presentation of their pensioner’s card (High Stakes Menu only – not snackers menu) Sundays to Thursdays.

Visit their site: https://www.emeraldcasino.co.za/restaurants-and-bars/special-offers/15-pensioners-discount

3. Montagu Fruit and Nuts

Location: National

Participating Montagu stores nationwide offer a 5 to 10% discount to senior customers. Have a look at the link to see if your local store has any offers.

Visit their site: https://montagudriedfruitnuts.co.za/pensioners-discounts-selected-montagu-stores/

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