Dragon's Breath Cave

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The Dragon's Breath Cave is a cave located 46 kilometres (29 mi) northwest of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia.

Inside this cave lies the largest non-subglacial underground lake in the world, with an area of almost 2 hectares (4.9 acres).[1] The lake is located around 100 metres (330 ft) below the surface.[2] Its depth is unknown, though exploration to date suggests it is at least 100 m.[3] The underground lake is inhabited by one of the world's rarest fish species, Clarias cavernicola, also known as the golden cave catfish, according to BBC's documentary film Africa.


  1. ^ "Dragon's Breath, Namibia". National Geographic. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Namibia's hidden depths". Travel Namibia Magazine. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  3. ^ Fileccia, Alessio (2012). Namibian ground water systems. Speleo Diversity. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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Coordinates: 19°28′05″S 17°47′08″E / 19.46806°S 17.78556°E / -19.46806; 17.78556