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About Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the colourful capital of Slovenia. With over 270 000 residents, it is a wonderful location for a fun-filled travelling experience. Ljubljana offers you a variety of vibrant events, historic architecture, and a size that makes exploring the city a pleasure. Its top attractions include the Triple Bridge, Tivoli City Park, and Ljubljana Cathedral.

Get ready to explore the capital in Central Slovenia, because cheap flights to Ljubljana are now available for a short time! A 25-minute drive or a scenic 45-minute bus ride away is this destination’s international airport. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including Adria Airways, Turkish Airlines and Air France. Popular international flights depart from from Johannesburg to Ljubljana. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Ljubljana is approximately 13 hours and 55 minutes.

Why visit Ljubljana

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Old World Charm

The architecture around Ljubljana gives you a sense of stepping back in time, with structures such as the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Castle.

Ljubljana Night Lights

Festive Culture

With its nightlife, festivals and events, including the Christmas Market and Festive Lights, Ljubljana is the place to be for an exciting travelling experience in Slovenia.

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Slovenian Cuisine

Make sure to sample the local delicacies (such as baked octopus and the Carniolan sausage) at Ljubljana’s popular eateries, including Manna Restaurant and Klobasarna.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Slovenia
Currency Euro
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 EUR
Language Slovenian / English
Hub Airport Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)
Airline Adria Airways / Turkish Airlines / Air France
Time Zone GMT + 1
Travel Adaptor Type F

Best time to visit Ljubljana

With all the events that take place in the summer (especially during July and August), hotel rooms and travel seats become scarce, and only careful planning and advance bookings will ensure you get to enjoy Ljubljana when the weather is at its best. If you’d rather avoid the crowds, but still catch some of the fun, the best time to visit is during September. The winter period (November – March) brings the snow and ice, and with a variety of ski resorts near the capital, it is another wonderful period to visit Ljubljana. If you visit during this season, make sure to dress warmly.

Weather & Climate in Ljubljana

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -5°C -4°C 0°C 3°C 8°C 11°C 13°C 13°C 10°C 6°C 0°C -3°C
High °C 2°C 4°C 10°C 14°C 20°C 23°C 26°C 24°C 21°C 15°C 7°C 3°C
Rainfall (mm) 40 40 40 50 50 50 50 50 60 70 70 50

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a lovely tourist destination with its green spaces, including Tivoli Park, and its divide caused by the Ljubljanica River. A fact that enhances this already alluring city is its small size, which makes exploring Ljubljana a pleasure.

During the spring and summer, enjoy a range of events, such as the Exodos Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts and the Ljubljana Summer Festival. In the winter, there is the Ljubljana International Film Festival and the Christmas Market and Festive Lights.

Other top attractions of the Slovenian capital include the historical structures such as the Triple Bridge, and, of course, the city’s nightlife, which brings this destination to life at night with a spectrum of colourful lights.

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South Africans will need a Schengen Visa to visit Slovenia. For more information, contact the Consular Section of the German diplomatic missions in South Africa (which act in behalf of the Slovenian government) telephonically at 0861 002 245. Make sure your passport will be valid for six months after your return date.

The South African Honorary Consulate in Ljubljana

Prazakova 4, SI-1514, Ljubljana

Phone: + 368 1 2006 300 Fax: + 368 1 2006 434

The Centers for Disease Control recommend that you visit your doctor four to six weeks before departure to receive all the routine vaccinations. Depending on what you do while in Ljubljana, you may also need vaccinations for diseases such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

Ljubljana enjoys a high level of safety, however, be cautious in the evening. Beware of crowded bars, where fights may break out.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Ljublajana
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R100 R111
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R35
Cappucino (regular) R22 R22 R20
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R12
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R38 R38 R54
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