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Written by Stephen Langfur
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Phone: (04) 659-0316.
Nature Reserves and National Parks (Main office: 02/500-5444)

Opening hours (figure on taking at least 2 hours at the site):

April 1 through September 30 (approximate dates), from 8.00 - 17.00. (Entrance until 16.00)*

October 1 through March 31 (approximate dates), from 8.00 - 16.00. (Entrance until 15.00)* 

*On Fridays and the eves of Jewish holidays, the site closes one hour earlier. For example, on a Friday in
March one must enter no later than 14.00 and leave by 15.00 (which is not enough time - one needs 2 hours at least).

Note: the water shaft, a major highlight, closes half an hour before the site does. It involves a descent (illuminated, with banister) of 183 steps and an ascent of about 80 to a street west of the site, where the bus can meet you, or from which you can follow signs back to the entrance.


Restrooms at the entrance only. There is no shade on the mound, but often a strong wind in the afternoon.  Bring a hat, water, good walking shoes, a Bible and a map.