Silabur Cave
Silabur Cave
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5.0 of 5 bubblesJun 2019
Silabur Caves are a rarely visit Sarawak gem. Only recently discovered as a tourist destination, the caves are visited by few locals (generally on the weekends) and very few tourists (the prior group on non-Malaysians before our arrival was a month earlier). The caves which are about 2 hours south of Kuching makes for a fantastic day trip for the novice spelunker. When we visitied on a Tuesday, we were the only group at the park. The required guide can be booked via phone and will take you to two caves with an optional summit hike. The day starts out with a fairly easy hike to the mountain before a steep uphill to the cave enterance. Walking around the cave, you get to explore three large interconnected caverns. The size and color of the caverns are amazing and create some great Instrgram-able views. After exiting the cave, we were led to the summit which was rated “moderate” difficulty. Being of slightly below average fitness, the hike was very challenging and required me to stop every few minutes to catch my breath. Some of the terrain required large steps and occasional rope assistance. Walking downhill from the summit was only slightly easier as we were assisted by gravity. Near the end of the hike, we stopped at the water cave which a great break from the heat. You can walk over one hundred meters into the cave in knee to waist deep water. The water is cool and refreshing, and the water sculpted walls are beautiful sculpted. The last part of the hike is essentially flat and easy. Total time: six hours including breaks for lunch and photo ops. Recommendations: Bring a flashlight/torch as a few areas are very dark, and the water cave has no outside light after a few meters. Bring at least two liters of water. Our group carried 1.5 each which was not adequate. Unless you are really into hiking, skip the summit and spend additional time inside the cave.

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Leonard
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Visited two beautiful caves: Gua Silabur & Gua Siturib in a day.

Make sure you start your day early. We arrived SK Lobang Antu about 8:00 am after having our breakfast at Serian Market.

Uncle Benedict was there to welcome me and my 6 other friends - started off with registration & payment then he briefed us on the do's and don'ts.

We didn't hike up to the summit due to the hazy weather (above 200 api) but we went into a small cave/tunnel with cold water stream after having natural foot spa. Get to see big spiders and bats.

You may want to spend some time in Gua Silabur, you'll be able to see how the natural light shines the cave at different timing.

Things to bring:
- at least 2l of water
- torchlight (preferably head lamp)
- extra set of clothes (after going through the caves and leaning on bats' excrement)
- wide lens camera

Rates as of 8 September 2019:
Local Guide: RM80 (up to 4 people)
Entrance Fee: RM10/pax
Adidas Kampung (rubber shoes) Rent: RM3/pair
Written 9 September 2019
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Greg C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Silabur Caves are a rarely visit Sarawak gem. Only recently discovered as a tourist destination, the caves are visited by few locals (generally on the weekends) and very few tourists (the prior group on non-Malaysians before our arrival was a month earlier). The caves which are about 2 hours south of Kuching makes for a fantastic day trip for the novice spelunker. When we visitied on a Tuesday, we were the only group at the park.

The required guide can be booked via phone and will take you to two caves with an optional summit hike. The day starts out with a fairly easy hike to the mountain before a steep uphill to the cave enterance. Walking around the cave, you get to explore three large interconnected caverns. The size and color of the caverns are amazing and create some great Instrgram-able views. After exiting the cave, we were led to the summit which was rated “moderate” difficulty. Being of slightly below average fitness, the hike was very challenging and required me to stop every few minutes to catch my breath. Some of the terrain required large steps and occasional rope assistance. Walking downhill from the summit was only slightly easier as we were assisted by gravity. Near the end of the hike, we stopped at the water cave which a great break from the heat. You can walk over one hundred meters into the cave in knee to waist deep water. The water is cool and refreshing, and the water sculpted walls are beautiful sculpted. The last part of the hike is essentially flat and easy.

Total time: six hours including breaks for lunch and photo ops.

Recommendations:
Bring a flashlight/torch as a few areas are very dark, and the water cave has no outside light after a few meters.
Bring at least two liters of water. Our group carried 1.5 each which was not adequate.
Unless you are really into hiking, skip the summit and spend additional time inside the cave.
Written 14 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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