The Boulder Cave – Indoor Climbing Gym Pretoria

Welcome to The Boulder Cave indoor climbing gym based in Silverton, Pretoria


The Boulder Cave is Pretoria’s only dedicated bouldering gym.

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. Leaving behind ropes and harnesses and just using climbing shoes and a bag of chalk over safety mats, your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering “problems” (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength and your brain.

Bouldering is a fun, new type of exercise that you can either do by yourself or with a bunch of friends. It is easy to learn and since no two problems are the same you will never get bored.

We have problems for climbers of all levels with 340m2 wall space and over 80 problems which we regularly change so you will always find something challenging and new no matter your skill of experience .

Private, group and beginners coaching are available, contact us for more details.

So if you’re looking to train for your next epic rock climbing trip, get fit or to just try something new come visit us in Silverton.

Rates and Store


  • Day Pass: R90
  • Monthly Membership: R500
  • 10 Punch Passes(valid for 2 months): R750


  • Day Pass: 70
  • Monthly Membership: R450
  • 10 Punch Passes(valid for 2 months): R590


  • Shoes: R30
  • Chalk Bags: R10

*Contact for kids parties and private events

We also have a small shop where we sell locally produced chalk and rope bags, climbing chalk and some small snacks and drinks

Locally produced climbing rope bags with tarp for only R450
Locally produced climbing rope bags with tarp for only R450
Locally produced climbing chalk bags for only R190
Locally produced climbing chalk bags for only R190

Upcoming Events

During the July school holidays we will be hosting a holiday program

kids holiday program
kids holiday program


10 June 2017 – Friendly bouldering competition(see Facebook for more details)

Climbing Pretoria
Bouldering competition in Pretoria


Climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression

A growing body of research suggests that bouldering, a form of rock climbing, can help build muscle and endurance while reducing stress — and a new study co-led by a University of Arizona doctoral student of psychology suggests that the activity also may be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression. UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer …

Climbing facility in Pretoria, a short history

The Boulder Cave was built with the goal of expanding the climbing community in Pretoria, by providing a high quality, high intensity bouldering training facility. The structure was designed to be both accessible to newcomers to the sport of bouldering, as well as seasoned climbing aficionados. Growing climbing in Pretoria is important for various reasons. …