About Dragon’s Breath Cave
About Dragon’s Breath Cave beneath the Kalahari Desert of Namibia
Dragon’s Breath Cave is the largest underground lake in the world and is located in the Southern African country of Namibia. Dragon Breath Cave is located near the mining town of Tsumeb Namibia. Dragon Breath Cave is actually a sinkhole with rocky, vertical sides beneath the Kalahari Desert.
The truth is, the Kalahari is not a true desert as it receives too much rain, but it is actually a fossil desert. The Kalahari Desert stretches across seven African countries of Angola, Botswana a Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. The Namibian section of the Kalahari Desert is covered with trees and seasonal waterways due to regular rainfall.
Like most cavefish, the golden catfish has small eyes, poor hearing, and very little color appearing almost white having adapted to the extreme darkness. Dragon's Breath Cave discovery was made in 1986 by a group of scientists. Dragon Breath Cave is aptly named because of the humid air that rises from its 200 feet shaft opening.
Dragon Breath Cave is 2 hectares or 5-acre size laying in pitch blackness.
The depth of the cave is unknown but is estimated as having 40 million cubic feet of fossil water which is a space of 631 feet; nearly 2 ½ football fields can fit comfortably inside the cave.