The Scarlet South Festival is produced by the Shikma Besor Tourism Association in the flowering fields of the northern Negev and takes place during the weekends of February in conjunction with KKL-JNF. The public is invited to enjoy the red carpets of anemones and get acquainted with the natural, historical and recreational sites in the area. KKL-JNF has been involved in the development of the region since before the State of Israel was established, and continues to assist the local residents in their initiatives for this Festival project. At your service are information stations, free tours, and a special walk through the carpets of anemones!
KKL-JNF at the Festival:
Yad Mordechai Information Station
Fridays in February from 09:00 to 15:00
Saturdays in February from 09:00 to 16:00
At the information station you will be able to get the Festival program including information about excursions and Festival events, a map and an information booklet with hiking routes and options for recreation and lodging in the area. The information station will operate regardless of weather conditions.
Information and Hikes
Excursions with KKL-JNF guides from the information stations in the Reim Recreation Area and in Ruhama Forest
Every Saturday in February at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00
• Reim Recreation Area – at the entrance to the Water Facilities Road. Hear the story of the settlement of the area prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. The excursion is in your own car to the Water Facilities Road in Beeri Forest.
Duration about an hour and fifteen minutes.
• Ruhama Forest – at the entrance to Kibbutz Ruhama. Hear about the early days of the kibbutz at the beginning of the twentieth century. The excursion is to the Jamama Well and the Byzantine church mosaic via fields of anemones (by car and on foot).
Not including Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Free. The information stations will be open from 09:00 to 16:00 in accordance with weather conditions.