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Karst cave Zdenc

Zdenc cave is one of the most beautiful water resources in Bela krajina. At the entrance, there is a renovated water capture, outdoor wash, water trough and a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. Behind the entrance, a 78 m long cave was formed by an underground tributary of the Vidovec stream. The underground tunnel is only a few meters wide. Visiting the cave is only possible if accompanied by cavers!

The entire Vidovec – Zdenc cave system consists of karst caves Zdenc and Vidovec and the stream Vidovec. The stream has all the characteristics of a typical Karst sinking river. The stream is located on the marl aquifers below Drašiči village. The Zdenc cave, also called the Božakova cave, has a permanent spring. Its depth is about 3m. The total length of the cave is about 155 m.

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What to do

  • There are benches and info boards in front of the cave,

  • You can freely go to the entrance of the cave, outdoor wash, water capture, and water trough.

  •  You can walk through the meadow to the siphon where the stream disappears.

  • ENTRY INTO THE CAVE WITHOUT CAVERS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!

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Where to discover

The Zdenc cave is located below the village of Božakovo in the municipality of Metlika. If you are driving along the Gradac - Metlika road, when arriving at the traffic lights in Metlika drive strait for about 100 meters. You will see a signpost for Božakovo, turn right and drive straight. When crossing the railway crossing in the village of Rosalnice, turn towards Božakovo. Drive straight for about 3 km through the villages of Radoviči and Želebej. When you arrive at Božakovo, drive slowly. You will see a signpost for Drašiči on your left. Turn here. After about 300 m, turn right onto the forest path and then left immediately. The cave is located about 100 meters lower.