Explore Natural Bridge Caverns Near New Braunfels TX | Veramendi

Explore Natural Bridge Caverns Near New Braunfels TX | Veramendi


Whether you’re and active spelunker, Texas cave aficionado or a novice to exploring the world below, if you’re even just a little interested in exploring a cavern or two, the Texas Hill Country is the perfect playground.  And the best part is, you don’t have to go far from the exciting new master planned community, Veramendi, to set off on your cave expedition. Located 13 miles west of Veramendi, Natural Bridge Caverns San Antonio was first explored by college students in 1960 from St. Mary’s University. After four expeditions they discovered a cave system that spanned two miles. While we may not know Natural Bridge Caverns age precisely, it was perhaps formed as far back as 20 million years ago when several faults formed in Texas due to settling of the coastal regions. The students’ discovery is now one of Texas’ most popular attractions and one the world’s best show caverns.


Open year-round, except Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Natural Bridge Caverns hours vary by date/time of year and offer a variety of unique tours for every interest and skill level. The Discovery Tour is the original tour and perfect for families that want to see the unique cave system but want to keep the lights on or sign up for the first tour of the day at 9AM typically and view the cavern by Lantern. The Discovery tour departs every 10-40 minutes depending on how busy the cavern is on that day. The Hidden Passages Tour takes it up a notch with an opportunity to experience total darkness and see some of the more rare and delicate formations within the cavern. And for those that are ready for the same experience the first explorers had, you can sign up for a Hidden Passages Adventure Tour or a Discovery Adventure Tour.  On these thrilling tours limited to adults and children over 10  years of age (Discovery) and 13 years of age (Hidden Passages), you’ll follow experienced staff as they guide you through climbing, hiking, rappelling, and exploring the caverns. You’ll also find other unique Natural Bridge Caverns events and attractions to explore, including Bracken Bat Flight, Christmas at Caverns, gem and fossil mining, and more. Tickets for tours can be purchased online or in-person and Natural Bridge Caverns military discount offers free admission for active duty personnel.


Once you’ve had your fill of underground fun, Natural Bridge Caverns zip line and canopy ropes course, as well as the Ranch Roundup outdoor maze are just a few more of the exciting activities your family can enjoy. Right next door to the caverns your family can also head out on another type of adventure, the Natural Bridge Caverns Safari. Located just across the street from the caverns, you can take a ride through Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch to see ostrich, zebras, buffalos and more as you wind your way through 450 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, and magnificent live oak trees. The Wildlife Ranch is home to over 500 animals from 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide.


When you call Veramendi home you never have to travel far to experience fun and adventure! This exciting new master planned community features an outstanding location perfect for exploring local caves like Natural Bridge Caverns, the Hill Country’s best parks like San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, historic downtown New Braunfels, and more. Explore our award-winning builders and our amazing community and discover why Veramendi is the ideal community to enjoy the best of Texas Hill Country living. Contact us today to schedule a tour and find the right builder for your new Veramendi home!