#Pakal_Kafe Ein Sadjma
Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a pakal_kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)
Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).
>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!
Ein Sadjma is situated in the Gush Etzion area, just north of Bat Ayin. The water from the little pond is transferred via a stream to a little square pool just underneath it.
Ein Sadjma is one of the nicest maayanot in Gush Etzion. It is also known as the Deer Maayan, due to the many deer that live in the area. The maayan was refurbished in commemoration of Yitzhak Weinstock, an Alon Shvut citizen who was killed in a terrorist attack near Ramallah, the day before his enrollment to the IDF, in 1993.
What to expect?
You can bask in the shallow water of the natural pond or you can continue down to the square pool, which is around 2x2 meters big. The pond is surrounded by grapevines, shady trees, and plenty of picnic tables. A great place to stop for a fun refreshing breather.
What you need to know!
The area recently underwent a cleanup and was rebuilt in commemoration of Yitzhak Weinstock - so please respect the place and keep it clean.
It can get chilly in the area, even in the summer, so make sure to bring something warm.
Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours
Distance from the parking lot: Right nearby
Best season to visit: All year long
🚗 By Car: Drive to Bat Ayin After you pass the roundabout before Bat Ayin, you will have to make a right turn onto a dirt road. You will see a sign with the name of the spring. Continue along this road until the end where you will see another sign letting you know you have arrived at your destination.