The Pekel Jama, which means the Hell Cave in Slovenia, was given its name by the common folks due to the very scary looking facade of the entrance of the cave; it looks like the Devil from Hell. Discovered in the 19th century, the Pekel Jama is at least 3 million years old.
The area at the entrance of the cave is its widest part. The paths inside the cave are narrow and some part is quite low.
The Pekel Jama has two parts: the Water Cave and the Dry Cave.
Pekel Jama, despite being smaller and less known; in its Water Cave, we can witness the highest underground waterfalls that can be seen right away in Slovenia, with its 4 meters height drop. The Water Cave is being called such, because a steam of water, the Peklenščica Stream, is running through it. Sometimes, you will be able to witness the undisturbed life of cave crabs.
After the Water Cave is the Dry Cave, which consists of an imposing ascension of stairs (if you are scared of height, be warned). Various shape of stalactites can be seen from the ceiling of the cave, along with bats – if lucky. Many impressive stalagmites are all around, but to ensure their preservation, it is prohibited to touch them.
At the exit of the cave, you will find yourself on top of a small hill. Follow the stairs down and you will be outside the entrance of the Pekel Jama.
Drive 4 kilometers north from Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini.