Fly To Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
The fourth largest city in the Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk is located 452km from the capital, Kiev. The city is a major industrial centre, and was once a major hub for the Soviet Union’s arms, space and nuclear industries. As a result, Dnepropetrovsk was not open to the public until the 1990s. Today it’s an important commercial and political centre, a lively city situated on the Dniepr River renowned for its scenery and history.
The city was originally a fortress settlement until the 16th Century, and the new city was founded by Russian Prince Potemkin in 1776.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Dnepropetrovsk do need a Visa for the Ukraine. These can be arranged at the Ukrainian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa (Phone: +27 (0)12 460 1943). Remember to ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return, and that it has 2 blank pages for stamps.
- The South African Embassy is situated in Kiev, Ukraine. The address is 9/2 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 01004 Kiev. Phone: + 380 44 2898 840.
See and do
Dnepropetrovsk is a very scenic city with a number of green open spaces. The main street, Marksa Prospekt, is a wide boulevard that stretches through the centre of the city. It’s lined with a selection of shops and restaurants. Along the boulevard you’ll pass the main square, Zhovtneva or October Square, home to a beautiful cathedral erected by Catherine the Great in 1787 as well as a number of other important buildings, including the Museum of History, and a pretty park. There are a number of other historical buildings worth exploring in the city, and you’ll find many of them along Central Avenue between Pushkin Prospekt and the Embankment as well as sections near Globy and Schevchenka Parks.
Dnipropetrovsk International Airport – DNK
Dnipropetrovsk Airport, which is currently being renovated, is located 15km southeast of the city of Dnepropetrovsk.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Dnipropetrovsk International Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: At the airport: Academy Hotel. Nearby: Hotel Diana, Hotel Nadezhda, Hotel Viking, Lavina Hotel, Reikartz Dnepropetrovsk Hotel.
Car Hire: AutoEurope, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and various local car rental companies.
Airport Hub: Dnepropetrovsk Airport (code DNK) is a hub for Dniproavia.