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About Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a tourist hotspot in Croatia. With a population of over 40,000 residents, it is the fourth largest city of the country. Dubrovnik offers you the opportunity to uncover its wealth of history. The city is home to architecture from numerous time periods. Top attractions of this destination include Lokrum, Stradun and the Walls of Dubrovnik.

Cheap flights to Dubrovnik are now available for a limited time, so get ready to experience this exotic city. The destination is served by the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Čilipi, which is a 30-minute drive from the city centre. This airport serves a large selection of airlines, including Turkish Airlines and Croatia Airlines. Popular flights departing from Johannesburg to Dubrovnik are now available. The duration of the flight is 16 hours and 20 minutes.

Why visit Dubrovnik

Sponza Palace Dubrovnik

Historical Foundations

Dubrovnik boasts architecture and tourist attractions that date back to various classical periods, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Roman Baroque. Discover all these exotic sites in Croatia.

Old Port Dubrovnik

Thrilling Activities

Have your own adventures within Dubrovnik, with boat rentals, kayaking, snorkelling, safaris and more. Enjoy the time of your life in this amazing tourist destination.

Cathedral of Dubrovnik

Unforgettable Tours

With the various sightseeing tours available in Dubrovnik, you’ll get the chance to enjoy fantastic views of the city and explore the surrounding islands off the coast.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Croatia
Currency Croatian Kuna
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.53 HRK
Language Croatian
Hub Airport Dubrovnik Airport
Airline Croatia Airlines
Time Zone GMT + 1
Travel Adaptor Type C/F

Best time to visit Dubrovnik

September to October (the first months of autumn) is the best time to visit, with warm and pleasant weather. The same goes for the waters, making it a superb time to come if your holiday plans include the beach. Adding to this is the fact the crowds will be gone and hotel rates drop. November to April (late autumn through winter to early spring) is low season with cold waters and less crowds. Most hotels close during this period, so you would have to look longer than usual for accommodation. The summer months of June to August are peak tourist season, bringing the crowds and the high hotel rates. Let Travelstart assist you in getting your dream holiday underway.

Weather & Climate in Dubrovnik

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 6°C 6°C 8°C 11°C 14°C 18°C 21°C 21°C 18°C 14°C 10°C 8°C
High °C 12°C 13°C 14°C 17°C 21°C 25°C 29°C 28°C 25°C 21°C 17°C 14°C
Rainfall (mm) 139 125 104 104 75 48 26 38 101 162 198 178

Overview

Dubrovnik is a major tourist destination next to the glittering Adriatic Sea. It is Croatia’s most visited location, with cobbled streets and architecture reminiscent of different periods drawing travellers from all over for centuries.

Dubrovnik’s medieval walls, fortifications that wrap around the Old town, offer you splendid views over roofs and beyond to the gorgeous ocean. You can even spot some top attractions, including the Bell Tower, Rector’s Palace, and Sponza Palace, each from different classical periods.

You might even see a famous face on one of the luxury yachts that sail off the shore of Croatia, with the fans Dubrovnik has. The city has a wonderful selection of upmarket hotels, along with more affordable holiday rentals. Even budget conscious travellers can enjoy their time in Dubrovnik.

Visa & Customs

South African passport holders will need a Visa to visit Dubrovnik, or anywhere else in Croatia. Make sure you have enough time for Visa processing, that your passport is valid for six months after your return date, and that you have three blank pages available for entry stamps.

South African Honorary Consulate in Croatia

Address: Vinkovićeva 7, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: + 385 4680 981

Health & Safety

Dubrovnik enjoys a high standard of safety. If you go during the summer season and walk the city walls, make sure to take plenty of water and wear a hat, since there will be no shade.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG DUBROVNIK
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 152.25
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 57.09
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 26.60
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 17.13
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 49.48

Where to stay?

Plenty of the hotels in Dubrovnik are situated on the coast, one of the more popular areas in which to book accommodation. The average cost of staying at one of them ranges from under R 1000 to over R 8000, depending on your preferences. The most reputable hotels are Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Antica Ragusa, and Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik.

Getting Around

Dubrovnik’s streets are perfect if you intend to explore the city on foot. When you wish to use the public transport service, however, there are buses. In terms of cost, the cheapest option is to buy your tickets at any kiosk, at a rate of just over R 20 per ticket. If you pay when boarding a bus, a ticket will cost under R 30.

Main attractions in Dubrovnik

Lokrum

Lokrum

Stradun

Stradun

Walls of Dubrovnik

Walls of Dubrovnik

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