Hell Cave

Hell Cave, Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini: Address, Hell Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

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NATAŠA P
Zalec, Slovenia98 contributions
For millions of years the Ponikvica Stream ran through the Ponikvanski kras Plateau, trickled through limestone and, in the heart of the Lower Savinja Vally, carved the magnificent karst cave Pekel. With a bit of imagination, one can discern an image of the devil above the cave entrance. Also, in the winter when the temperature in the cave is higher than the temperature outside, vapours can be seen coming out of the cave. That made people afraid of the cave, hence the name Pekel Cave (eng. hell).
The Pekel Cave is a karst cave with a long history. More than 3 million years old, it lies in the middle of the Ponikvanski kras region, about 4 km north of Šempeter v Savinjski dolini. The cave was created by the Ponikvica Stream that disappears in front of the cave and reappears in the cave as the Peklenščica Stream. The 1159-meter long path through the cave is easy and well

Written June 21, 2020
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David D
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Couples
Pekel Jama, or in English "hell cave". This is a really beautiful cave, and IMHO underrated. It is very peaceful there, without any tourists.
Every hour you can go with a guide in the cave. Our group consisted of only 6 adults and 2 kids. The hour after us, no-one showed up. It is located in quiet nature, where you can have a nice walk.
This cave is less known, but really nice.
You can even get very close to the 4m waterfall inside the cave.
The guide does his explanation in both Slovenian as English.
Entrance price is 8 euro per person.
Sadly enough nut enough is done to preserve the cave with its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Since you can easily touch them, a lot of people seem to do that, and break off pieces of it. This is so sad.
It remains a great and peaceful place to visit.
Written July 13, 2016
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John D
Zeist, The Netherlands191 contributions
Couples
We went for a guided tour for the Pekel Jama cave at 4pm and on arrival there were no other guests but only the operators. Even then, the last tour of the day started with only us two and the guide. She was friendly and gave a good explanation of the caves and shows all the specials: crabs in the water, bats on the ceiling, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites from ancient times and a nice way from hell to heaven.
Written April 14, 2019
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Luka B
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Couples
The cave is nice but they don't accept cards. We had to join the next group an hour later because we had to drive to the nearest ATM. Really not something we've expected from a tourist spot in 21st century.
Written May 1, 2018
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Pieter
Opwijk, Belgium204 contributions
Family
We visited this cave during our stay in Lasko. The visit takes about 1 hour and is worth every Euro. You get more to see then in more commercial caves that you can visit. We just loved it! Explanation in the cave is also really good.
Written September 20, 2016
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Luka
Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini, Slovenia6 contributions
Couples
The cave is placed in the bottom of the valley, nice walk passing the water stream and small waterfalls. The price for entry fee is more than fair. Parking is free of charge.
Written May 22, 2021
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PopotnikB
Maribor, Slovenia100 contributions
A very nice destination for a summer day trip. Suitable for family trips with children over 3 years of age.
Written December 19, 2019
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Uroš L
Ljubljana, Slovenia2 contributions
Family
Amazing experience special in hot summer day. Into the cave is constantly 12 degrees of Celsius and is good summer refreshment.
Written June 4, 2019
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Tanja
Zalec, Slovenia9 contributions
Friends
Christmas story into the cave was realy somthing unique. You have to feel this on one of following Christmas days.
Written January 15, 2019
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Maaike R
Rijen, The Netherlands3 contributions
Solo
Lovely cave, with a normal price and a good guide.The guide, Vinko, told many stories about the cave itself and some legends around. The tour was around 1 hour. There is also a Nice hiking path (circulair) of approx. 2 km and a bar.
Written May 26, 2018
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