Cheap Flights to Zagreb, Croatia
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Experience the Medieval charm of Croatia with cheap flights to Zagreb from South Africa with Travelstart. Situated on the slopes of the Medvednica Mountains along the River Sava, Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia. Zagreb began as two medieval fortress towns strategically located between Central Europe & the Adriatic Sea. Because of this prime position, Zagreb has long been an important place for trade. The well-connected route is still the biggest strength of the city, consolidating its position as an important commercial centre of Central and South-Eastern Europe.
Zagreb is also an industrial hub driven by several scientific and research institutions. Today, this cosmopolitan city is the epitome of Croatian culture, arts, theatre, sports, and academics; attracting tourists throughout the year. You will be in awe of Zagreb’s bountiful nature represented by its parks & lakes, architecture of the medieval towers, palaces of the 19th century, and the ancient cathedrals. Be sure to explore Zagreb through its many restaurants, pubs and bars. Book your Zagreb flights with Travelstart.co.za and enjoy the city’s magnetic allure.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Travel Visa for Zagreb and Croatia.
- The South African Embassy in Budapest Hungary manages Croatia relations as well. Gárdonyi Géza út 17, 1026 Budapest, Hungary. Phone: + 36 1 392 0999. There is a South African Honorary Consulate in Zagreb, Croatia. Agrokor d.d, Trg D, Petrovica 3, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia; Phone: + 385 1 4894 111.
See and do
There are 2 sides to Zagreb and both are musts – Gornji grad (Upper Town) and Donji grad (Lower Town). The Upper Town will reminder you of Zagreb’s medieval past with its forts, towers, churches and museums. Zagreb’s lower town includes the age-old open-air daily farmer's market called Dolac Market.
The Croatian National Theatre (HNK)is the perfect place to take in compelling theatre, ballet, and opera shows. Zagreb boasts a range of interesting museums including the Zagreb Archaeological Museum which exhibits an Egyptian Mummy and Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis - the world’s longest text in Etruscan. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Moderna Galerija (Modern Gallery) displays the works of fine artists. And for something quirky, the Museum of Broken Relationships houses tokens of love from all over the world. Feel the nature at Maksimir, the biggest park in Zagreb or simply walk by the river.
If you’re looking to take something home with you be on the lookout for Croatian wine, pottery, handicrafts, and crystals. These are the best picks when it comes to Zagreb souvenirs. Buses, trains, and 24-hour trams connect all parts of Zagreb. Operational since 1893, Zagreb Funicular connects the Lower Town with the Upper Town.
Zagreb Pleso Airport – ZAG
Location: Pleso, Croatia
Food and beverage: Restaurants, cafeterias, and bars are available across the passage and cargo terminals.
Currency Exchange: A bureau de change is available at Zagreb Airport.
Lost Baggage Help: Call Zagreb Airport Lost & Found Office on (01) 45 62 229.
Airport Hotels: The airport has no hotels. You can find many hotels nearby and in the city.
Car Hire: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty Eurocar are the key airport car rental service providers.
Airport Hub: Zagreb – ZAG is a hub for Croatia Airlines.