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About Dnipro

Dnipro is a historic destination in Ukraine. With over 1 million residents, it is the fourth largest city in the country. Dnipro offers you the chance to explore its lush green spaces and its mix of modern culture and historic attractions. The destination’s top tourist attractions include Lazaria Hloby Park, Menorah Centre, and Dnipropetrovsk National University Botanic Garden.

Get ready to explore this exceptional setting, because cheap flights to Dnipro are now available for a limited time! Dnipro is home to the Dnipropetrovsk International Airport (DNK), which is a 30-minute drive or a scenic 30-minute train ride from the city centre. This airport serves a large number of airline companies, including Ukraine International Airlines and Austrian Airlines. Popular flights from Johannesburg to Dnipro are available. The average flight duration is 16 hours and 20 minutes.

Why visit Dnipro

Scenic Location Dnipropetrovsk

Scenic Location

Dnipro offers you the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday stay, along the magnificent Dnipro River.

Holy Trinity Cathedral Dnipropetrovsk

Historical Sites

A variety of majestic cathedrals, monuments, buildings, and sites can be found throughout Dnipro.

Streets of Dnipropetrovsk

Undiscovered Territory

Dnipro only opened its doors to the world in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved, making it a destination still to be discovered by much of the world.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Ukraine
Currency Ukrainian Hryvnia
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 2.07 UAH
Language Ukrainian
Hub Airport Dnipropetrovsk International Airport
Airline Ukraine International Airlines
Time Zone GMT + 2
Travel Adaptor Type C / F

Best time to visit Dnipro

Dnipro experiences varying degrees of rain throughout the year. The summer season (June – August) has the lowest rainfall levels and offers temperatures around the high 20s and low 30s. This is the peak tourist season, though, and you will find many of the tourist attractions to be overcrowded and the accommodation overpriced. The best time to visit is the late spring (April – May), when the temperatures start to warm up. With the summer heat still to come, there will be less tourists, and you will get more availability and cheaper hotel rates. Just remember to watch out for the rain. Make sure to pack in a raincoat or an umbrella.

Weather & Climate in Dnipro

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -8°C -7°C 1°C 9°C 16°C 20°C 22°C 22°C 16°C 9°C 3°C -1°C
High °C -1°C -7°C 4°C 14°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 27°C 21°C 14°C 6°C 1°C
Rainfall (mm) 43 35 33 37 44 59 53 38 37 33 42 46

Overview

Dnipro, formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk (or Dnepropetrovsk to the locals) until May 2016, is the fourth largest city in Ukraine, with a long history as the main hub for the Soviet Union's arms, space and nuclear industries.

Today, Dnipro offers a scenic location boasting a collection of green and luscious open spaces. The main street of the city, Marksa Prospekt, a broad boulevard stretching through the heart of this destination, is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Other attractions in Dnipro include the beautiful Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in October Square, the picturesque park at Monastic Island, and the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

Visa & Customs

South Africans will need a Visa to enter the Ukraine. You can apply for one at the Ukrainian Embassy in Pretoria (Phone: +27 (0)21 460 1943). Additionally, your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return date, and have two blank pages for stamps.

Address: 9/2 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 01004 Kiev

Phone: + 380 44 289 8840
Fax: + 380 44 289 7206

Health & Safety

The Centres for Disease Control recommend that traveller visit their doctors and get all the routine vaccinations four to six weeks before departing for Ukraine. Furthermore, you should guard against polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

When going out at night, be careful around groups of drunken people, as many of them will pick a fight with you. Robbers are also a problem in Dnipro. Avoid areas such as Topol, Klochko, and Livoberezhnuyi.

While Dnipro is not involved in the protests of 2014, make sure not to say anything against Ukraine or wear anything that supports Russia.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG DNIPRO
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 48.05
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 6.97
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 10.82
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 2.40
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 12.49

Where to stay?

A variety of hotels are available throughout Dnipro. Some of the best features of these establishments include fireplaces, restaurants, spas, pools, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast. The cost of staying at any of them ranges from around ₴ 400 to around ₴ 2000. The most popular hotels include Reikartz, Road Star Hotel, SkyTech Hotel, and Dnipro.

Get Around

The most common transport options around Dnipro include Marshrutkas, trolleybuses, and trams. The trams and trolleybuses cost ₴ 1.5 while Marshrutkas cost from ₴ 5 - ₴ 9.

The Marshrutkas don’t work on a fixed schedule and you will need to flag down one. Take note that in most cases, passengers cram into Marshrutkas.

It is common in Dnipro for men to give up their seats for women and the elderly. It’s best to follow this tradition as you will be harassed if you refuse.

Main attractions in Dnipro

Monastic Island

Monastic Island

Menorah Centre

Menorah Centre

Transfiguration Cathedral

Transfiguration Cathedral

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