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Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

Are you looking for an other-worldly experience? If so, read on, because you are about to discover the biggest stalactite and stalagmite cave in Israel!

A sign pointing in the directon of the Statactive Cave Nature Reserve
Sign pointing in the direction of the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

Discovered by chance in 1968, the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve is the largest stalactites/stalagmites cave in Israel.  

Going inside feels like going into another planet and it's a great place to see how stalactites and stalagmites are formed and the various shapes they can take.

Picture of the entrance to the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve taken from the inside showing a pathway surrounded by forming stalactites and stalagmites)
Entrance to the cave from the inside

The tour takes about 20-30 minutes and it is definitely a must-do regardless of whether or not you are into geology.

It is a great activity for the whole family and kids are welcome.

Where is it and how to get there?

Nested in the western slopes of the beautiful Judean Hills, driving to the cave is a treat in itself as you will see gorgeous sceneries at any time of the day.

There is no specific address to the caves, but getting there is super easy! Simply look for for Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve (or מערת הנטיפים) on Waze or Google Maps or click on one of the buttons below:

Recommendations and useful information:

Here are some recommendations and useful information to help you plan your visit. Please note that this information may change without notice and I advise you to check everything before you go to avoid any surprises :)

Official Website: Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

Phone #: +972 2 991 1117


Opening hours:

Opening hours of the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Opening hours as of April 25th 2024


Free with the Israel Pass, otherwise:

Kids Friendly? Yes, but baby strollers are forbidden

Wheelchair accessible? No, but some arrangements can be made - Call +972 2 991 1117

Pets friendly? No

Other things to do while you are in the area?


The area is a great place for people who love hikes and nature, and there are plenty of beautiful spots for a picnic.

It's a great place to stop by when you are on your way to Jerusalem and here are a few other things to discover when you are in the area:

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