Resava (Divljakovacka) Cave is a cave in the eastern Serbia, 20 kilometers away from the town of Despotovac, in the limestone hill on the edge of the karst field Divljakovac. It is among the largest and most beautiful caves in Serbia with 4.5 km long cave channels.
The cave was known only to the shepherds who used it a shelter from a bad weather with flocks of sheep. One of the shepherds took a part in research of the cave in 1962 together with speleologists.
The cave’s original name was Divljakovacka cave, after a karst field in which it is located. It was were researched by the Novi Sad cavers, led by Dr. Jovan Petrovic.
The cave was officially opened to the public on 22 April 1972. It is one of the oldest examined caves; about 80 million years old, while the oldest cave ornaments have 45 million years. Only 2,850 m of cave channels has been explored, and lenght of touristic track is about 800 meters. The temperature inside the cave is constant at 7C, while humidity varies from 80-100%.
The interior of the cave is rich in numerous and various halls, canals, galleries, pillars, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and petrified waterfalls. Due to its rich and colorful ornament is also called the “Resava beauty“.
By Highway Belgrade-Nis exit Cuprija and by road to Despetovac-Resava Cave