St. Herman’s Cave is part of a vast cave system that occurs in the hilly limestone country of the Cave Branch area or the Mountain Pine Ridge.
Attractions in this zone apart from huge caves with their fairyland configurations, underground streams and evidence of use by Ancient Maya- include the magnificent tropical hardwood forest, ferns, orchids and animals to be found in the woods. Elsewhere, e.g. in the Northern Lagoon, there are interesting caves.
An intriguing natural phenomenon not far from St. Herman’s Cave is the “Blue Hole”. It is a body of water that emerges from deep beneath a massive hill and runs for a short distance in an oasis setting only to disappear again under a ledge in the dark recesses of a hollow in the risk.