Very pretty, great for kids
Published/Last edited or updated: 18th April, 2016
It makes for a fun excursion for a few hours -- do pack your swimmers.
A multi-level limestone waterfall in a forest setting, Jereweh empties into a good-sized swimming hole where locals have set up a swing that you can use to try and propel yourself as far as possible into the middle of the hole. Swinging aside, the waterfall is beautiful and if you’ve been to Mata Jitu on Moyo Island, Erawan (in Thailand) or Kuang Si (in Luang Prabang) you’ll see the obvious parallels (though all of those are larger). If you’re in Jereweh to surf and the ocean is flat, this is a good two- or three-hour distraction. If you’re travelling with kids, they’ll love it here.
The waterfall is very popular on weekends with local kids and lovebirds (expect to feature in about 765 selfie pics), but on weekdays you’ll most likely have the entire joint to yourself. While the waterfall is only perhaps 10 kilometres from Jelenga, you will need a guide to find it. You need to first ride to Jereweh, then take a side road, go through a couple of gates, drive through the ricefields, then up a dirt track -- you get the idea. Your accommodation in Jelenga should be able to sort out a guide or ojek to take you there and back. There is no admission fee.
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.
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