Visiting caves

Divača Cave – a luxury of beauty and tranquillity

Divaška jama

The Divača Cave is located just off the Divača – Lokev road, about 1 km from Divača. It was discovered in 1884 by Gregor Žiberna, called Tentava, and three years later it was opened to tourists.

A visit to the Divača Cave is interesting because, with its many valleys and sinkholes, it is part of the once active cave system formed in this area by the River Divača, which flows into the famous Škocjan Caves not far away. Throughout its long geological history, almost the entire tunnel has been covered with large volcanic deposits, which decorate the interior of the cave with interesting formations. Many species of cave animals and other forms of life have found a place in the cave. In the past, Divaška Cave has been visited by celebrities. Among them are the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Prince Rudolf, after whom the cave was named for some time (Rudolf’s Fairy), and the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

The cave tour takes about 1 hour. The cave trail is well-maintained and illuminated, making it suitable for visitors of all ages. It is approximately 500 metres long. The temperature in the cave is 11°c. Access to the cave. You can also visit the cave if you arrive in Divača by train. From the local train station, you can reach the Divača Cave by following the Risnik Karst and Natural History Learning Trail through the karst forest and past large valleys. This option is suitable for a half-day excursion.


Jamarsko društvo Gregor Žiberna Divača
Kraška cesta 67, 6215 Divača
T: +386 31 522 785 Borut Lozej, +386 41 498 103 Kristjan Rešaver