Arnhem" ..untainted by the outside world - famous for bats since 1930. Namibia's largest, longest and most majestic cave; inhabited by 6 different species of bats. Arnhem Cave is 4,5km in length - the longest in Namibia. It was officially declared a tourism attraction by the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism in 1995. It is situated only 85km from the Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek and 130km from the capital, making it the ideal first or last stop during your visit to Namibia. A guided tour through the cave at your request will probably leave you with your most memorable experience of caving. The duration of the tour depends on how far you would like to explore the cave. No crawling is necessary and the tour could last up to three hours - if you desire. Arnhem Cave is still in a completely natural state. It developed through the solution of limestone and dolomite from between thin layers of quartzite and shale. The insoluble rock layers eventually collapsed to form a large complex of narrow tunnels and enormous caves.
With a subterranean length of 4.5km, Arnhem Cave is the longest cave system in Namibia. Formed in a layer of limestone and dolomite, Arnhem was sandwiched between folds of stratified quartzite and shale, and discovered in 1930 by farmer DN Bekker. Shortly thereafter, mining operations began extracting the deposits of lucrative bat guano, which were commonly used at the time as fertiliser.
CAMPING MAX 4 PERSONS PER SITE
SELF CATERING CHALETS
• PRE-SCHOOL FREE OF CHARGE• SCHOOL CHILDREN N$100 PER PERSON/NIGHT• ADULTS N$150 PER NIGHT
• 2x SINGLE BEDS & 2x SINGLE MATTRESSES• N$1000 FOR 2X ADULTS • N$250 ADDITIONAL PER CHILD
• N$100 PER ADULT• SCHOOL CHILDREN N$80• CAVE WALK - N$250/ADULT & N$100/CHILD