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Bat Cave

Bat Cave is situated in the Cradle of Humankind, near Krugersdorp in Gauteng. With 4400sqm of cave to explore, it offers a range of caving adventures, suited for adventurers of all ages.

Bat Cave Standard

Bat Cave Standard Adventure
  • The perfect "starter" excursion.
  • No experience needed.
  • Enter in through the roof on ropes.
  • 1.5-hour underground tour.
  • A minimum of 8 people required for a dedicated group.
  • Individuals or smaller groups may be able to join other smaller numbers to make up a group. Check with our office.

Bat Cave Explore

Bat Cave Explore
  • See more of the 4400sqm cave.
  • A guide is present for safety & in an advisory capacity only.
  • Not a guided excursion.
  • A minimum of 6 people is required for a dedicated group.
  • Individuals and smaller groups may be able to join other smaller numbers to make up a group. Check with our office.

Bat Cave Twilight

Bat Cave Twilight
  • Enter the cave on the ropes as the sun-sets.
  • Meet the cave nightlife.
  • Come out to a starry sky.
  • Bring a cooler box for afterwards.
  • A minimum of 6 people is required for a dedicated group.
  • Individuals and smaller groups may be able to join other smaller numbers to make up a group. Check with our office.

Cave Information

Facts
  • Adventure caving.
  • 17m entry in through the roof on ropes.
  • Actual time underground in the 4 400sqm cave is at least 1.5 hours.
  • Damage through mining in the 1800's, so not much aesthetic value, but growth is still possible to see.
  • Young adventurers, accompanied by an adult, must be over 8 years of age.
Cave Location
  • Cave is on private property, near Krugersdorp, in the Cradle of Humankind.
  • Parking available across the road on private property.
  • Nearest toilet facilities 1km away.
Duration
  • 3 hours needed from arrival to exiting the cave
  • 1.5 hours guided excursion underground.
Physical Requirements
  • Some crawling on hands and knees.
  • Healthy, relatively fit 8-70 year-olds.
  • Claustrophobia rare because airflow is satisfactory.
  • Steel rope ladder exit.
Wet/dry trip
  • Dry excursion.
Climbs/traverses
  • No steep climbing.
  • No traverses.
Rope/ladder usage
  • Steel rope ladder to exit.
Safety precautions

The guide is equipped with:

  • A mini First Aid kit at his/her disposal that goes on the excursion.
  • Level 3 First Aid knowledge.
  • Radio access to a backup safety network.
  • The caving group is informed beforehand on what to do if an emergency situation arises.
Equipment provided
  • Overall.
  • Safety mining helmet per person.
  • All abseiling/belay requirements.
  • Torches.
Clothing required
  • Constant temperature in the cave of +/-17 degrees.
  • Old jeans/gardening-type clothing/overall.
  • Shoes with good tread.
  • A jacket in winter for while you're waiting to go in.
Spare lights
  • The guide always carries an extra light as a precaution.
Health problems
  • Please notify the office beforehand as to any health problems/injuries you may have and you can be advised accordingly.
  • Wild Cave Adventures retains the right to halt any of these excursions if the guide feels that the safety of the group is being compromised by the actions of an individual.
Please Note
  • If you or anyone around you becomes distressed or concerned at any time on the excursion, please notify the guide immediately - they are trained to help.
  • It is important to eat properly before an excursion so that the body is running effectively - especially on the more challenging excursions.
Importance of Cave and Environmental Ethics
  • Please treat the cave and its surrounds with respect. We are the aliens in the cave!
  • Cigarette butts smouldering cause fire and death to the wildlife in the area.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking in the cave.
  • Many creatures make their homes in the caves entrances/exits. Please tread carefully, and you'll be surprised at what you'll get to see!
  • Please help to keep this piece our World Heritage area clean.