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Sarajevo is the captivating capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Southeast Europe. Despite the ravages of war in the early 1990’s, today Sarajevo has transformed into a lively and diverse city with a rich history and a prominent cultural and social scene.

Nestled on the plains between the Dinaric Alps, Sarajevo offers tourists a variety of exciting outdoor attractions. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the Bijambare Caves and Bosna Springs, or skiing on Mount Bjelasnica Jahorina – the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics. Explore the city on foot and see if you can spot the Sarajevo Roses that are scattered along the pavements. For a glimpse into the capital’s history, visit the Tunnel Museum, which gives visitors an opportunity to find out more about this infamous period in Sarajevo’s past. The Sarajevo Film Festival, held annually in August, and the International Jazz Festival, which is held in November, should not be missed if you happen on Sarajevo in these months.

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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details


  • South African passport holders do need a Visa to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The closest South African Embassy to Bosnia Herzegovina is in Athens, Greece. 60 Kifissias Avenue, 151 25 Maroussi, PO Box 61152, 15125, Athens, Greece. Phone: +30 210 6106645. Email:

See and do

Sarajevo is a cultural hub of entertainment, fashion, and the arts. It is a modern, fast-growing and tourist-friendly city with many memorable must-see attractions. From lakes, caves and gardens to cathedrals, temples, and museums, Sarajevo has something for everyone.

The Sarajevo National Theatre has been around for almost a century, showcasing ballets, plays, and other performances. Today, the theatre still opens it doors to the public and offers people the opportunity to get swept up in its unforgettable shows.

There are also various cultural centres in Sarajevo – there are multimedia centres, centres for the children of Sarajevo, as well as the Bosnian Institute, which focuses on arts and culture. The many galleries in the city house art from all over the globe.

If you want to get outdoors, The Bijambare Caves and the Botanical Garden of the National Museum are worth a visit too. The city is rich in architectural diversity, with modern and traditional buildings sitting side by side – taking a walk around the city will open your eyes to the many eye-catching architectural designs.

Sarajevo International Airport - SJJ

Food and beverage: Fast food, refreshments, a Snack Bar and food halls are available at Sarajevo Airport.

Currency Exchange: Wechsel Exchange.

Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or left at the airport itself can be reported to the lost property offices at the relevant terminals. If you lost an item in the terminal, go to the baggage terminal building. Contact details: +387 33289105. Email:

Car Hire: Avis, Europcar, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, FAC, Rent-a-Car Minell, Sixt, City Car Rental, and Speed Auto.

Airport Hub: Sarajevo International Airport is a hub for B&H Airlines.


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