Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve

Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve

Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve
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Sebastian Forbes
Limassol City, Cyprus730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Unique in that it offers a combination of a real dinosaur foot print, viewing points, 750m cave, huge multi-level cafe, dinosaur play park, 4km woodland walk, and a glass-floored viewing platform, all for 20 GEL each.

You will definitely need an hour to an hour and a half, good shoes (not white !), and plenty of energy.
Written 12 March 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,051 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The Sataplia Cave and Reserve is part of the Imereti Caves Protected Areas, which also includes Prometheus Cave. Sataplia is the lesser one of the two and feels more like a project where you would take Primary School children on excursion.
After buying your ticket, you wait for a large enough group to assemble before you can proceed. The guide gives rather basic information in 3 languages and you're forever waiting for some stragglers to catch up before she starts talking.
There is a gallery with a few footprints of dinosaurs, a dinosaur museum displaying the fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur and a raised platform which provides panoramic views over the surrounding country. On the way to the platform you walk on a white gravel path through the forest, where they have placed polyester dinosaurs for your entertainment.
There's also a small cave, which now looks like a disco with coloured lights highlighting features ; especially the "red heart" gets a lot of attention.
Written 3 November 2023
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Traveler
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This place is amazing. For big and small kids who are and are not fascinated by dinosaurs, this is an incredible experience.

In short, the whole set up is done beautifully. The facility has been built with due consideration of the surround nature.

The dinosaur foot prints were quite exciting to watch along with the slagtites and stalagmites.

This place is beautiful and a a must see experience ....
Written 26 August 2023
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Usama Bin Zaheer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve is a tourist attraction 10 km from Kutaisi, about 240 km from Tbilisi. Georgia is still developing as a tourist destination and therefore, at times, you may come across a person or a situation that is not what you expected or desired. After I bought the tickets, I was told by the cashier to join the group of around 50 people that was about to leave for the cave tour. The starting point of the tour is about 400m from the ticket office. During the tours in Georgia, the guide usually gives the information in 3 languages, Georgian, English and Russian. However, on that day, after our guide finished speaking in Georgian and Russian, she just moved on. The Non-Georgian and Non-Russian people in the group inquired, what about English? Her response was, I don’t know. Just
imagine if you have come for the tour, paid for the ticket and still you don’t get to know anything about what is being explained in the tour. At that time, there was no point in turning back. I was not the only one looking for an English translation, there were more than 10 people from different nationalities that had been sent with this group.

Since we only saw some stone walls and dinosaur photos in dim lights, there is nothing much I can say about this place

After the tour, I went to the ticket office again and explained the
situation to the man in charge of the office. His advice was very
simple. Buy another Ticket, 7.5$, and go with an English speaking
group. I told him that the cashier asked me to go with that group. He
said there is nothing much he can do.

After having travelled to 26 countries, this was the first time I
encountered such a situation. Not one but both the staff responsible
to guide and assist the tourists just shrugged their responsibilities
and did not do anything to remedy the situation.

If Georgia aspires to be a tourist destination, such acts of blatant
unprofessionalism must be ceased forthwith, otherwise the tourists
these have unlimited choices when it comes to attractive destination
Written 6 July 2023
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ashkaan n
Batumi, Georgia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
One of the best place to see in kutaisi , not far from city, it contains beautiful walking at nature park ,cave, sightseeing , glass bridge which you can see 70 m under your feet.suggest to visit this place with prometheus cave,and tskaltubo they are quite near to each other.
Written 20 September 2020
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The reserve gets its name from the mountain on which it is located. There are several attractions in the reserve which include a covered gallery where you can see footprints of dinosaurs, a dinosaur museum where you can see the fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur and also get more information about the dinosaurs and a panoramic viewpoint which provides great views over the surrounding country.

However, the main attraction of the reserve is an underground cave with stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is a smaller version of the more famous Prometheus cave and is beautifully lighted up in different colors. Highlights of the cave include a sintered stone garden and a stony heart hall which has a large rock shaped like a human heart.

The entire reserve is located in a dense colchic forest which contains rare tree species. The panoramic viewpoint extends over the cliff and has a transparent floor. So you can see straight down to the bottom which is a very scary experience.

The park is beautiful but requires a lot of hiking and climbing. So make sure to weare sturdy footwear. The underground cave has a steady temperature of around fourteen degrees. So warm clothes may be appropriate.
Written 25 March 2020
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Maria Rachel
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This place has amazing views and a very interesting natural history. The caves were beautiful. This location is more for the nature lover. I would 100% recommend going especially if you enjoy scenic hikes. You will most likely need to take a taxi to get there though.
Written 18 February 2020
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Phillip8789
Terrigal, Australia796 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The dinosaur footprints, enclosed within a covered museum. are astonishing in their authenticity.

You can get a very good view of this unique, prehistoric site via a well-constructed walkway that provides great access to the footprints.

Further on, after a walk through the local natural, forest area and via a couple of animated dinosaurs, you arrive at a limestone cave of stalagmites and stalactites.

Quite good, but a little underwhelming. Unfortunately, having visited the Jenolan Caves in NSW , Australia, apparently one of the best limestone caves area in the world, on several occasions, for us this was not overly unique. For others the attraction will be different.

To complete our visit we walked up to the observation point, which afforded views over the local countryside.

For me, the dinosaur footprints were the highlight!!!
Written 30 November 2019
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Ivan_002_10
Tbilisi, Georgia672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Sataplia is a rather small cave located in Tskaltubo, Georgia. It is famous for fine speleothems and the dinosaur footprints nearby. Prometheus Cave, which located also in Tskaltubo district, 20 min drive from Kutaisi, is one of the most colorful place in Georgia. Prometheus Cave is longer and more impressive than Sataplia Cave. So, find two more hours and visited these magnificent caves.
Written 24 November 2019
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Amy
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
If you are not that nature lover or have a lot of time I recommend to skip this one and go direct to Prometheus Cave. Main attraction of this place is cave which much smaller than Prometheus and 360 panorama view. Dinosaur foot print is not as expect.
Written 8 November 2019
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