A real adventure – the cave of the Mészégető springs
The cave of the Mészégető springs can be found in Orfű, not far from the Orfű lake. This is a cave of varying sizes, with an active stream in it. It is unique because of its solved shapes and waterfalls, and a typical feature of this cave is a black coating on the stones.
The “wild” cave with no infrastructure can be visited after prior request, with guide, for a fee. The tour is 400 metres long. The visitors are provided with the equipment necessary for the tour by Duna-Drava National Park Directorate.
The average width of the cave is 1 m, while its height is between 1.5 and 3 metres. Its entrance is small, its height is only some 60 cm, 2 metres wide and the first, 1.5 m high and 2 m diameter hall before the syphon can only be accessed on all fours.
Having gone through the first syphon, the visitor has to cope with a silt layer of 20-30 cm. At the narrow places, you have to squeeze yourself through, then you will have to walk in waist-deep water. You will forget all the difficulties when you see the sights inside the cave: waterfalls, stone blades, cauldrons, limestone pavements, shell-shaped holes, deepened by the streaming water, smaller or bigger dripstones, and miniature petrified waves.
Conditions of participation:
Participants must be 14 years old or older.
In case of youngsters between 14-18, we request a written permission from the parents.
A qualified guide accompanies the participants.
Tours start on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.
Participation fee: 5300 HUF per person, which includes guidance, coverall, helmet, head lamp, and insurance.
Group size: min. 4, max. 8 people
Previous registration is necessary!
Cave: N 46°08,535 E18°09,118 Altitude: 202 m
Car park: N 46°08,550 E18°09,132 Altitude: 196 m