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Grootfontein

About the area

A sleepy agricultural town in Namibia’s northwest, Grootfontein (“big fountain” in Afrikaans) is the last major centre on the journey up further north. The town is known for the Hoba Meteorite, the world’s largest meteorite, as well as the Dragon’s Breath Cave, the world’s largest underground lake. Then there’s the baobab on the outskirts of town that is so massive, it was proclaimed a national monument.

Highlights

View the Hoba Meteorite, the world's largest intact meteorite, estimated to weigh nearly 60 tonnes.
Traverse the wild and historic Bushmanland of Namibia on horseback.
Behold Tree 1063, the giant baobab outside town on Farm Keibeb.
Visit the Altes Fort Museum to see its collection of historical artefacts, industrial items, and local minerals.
Go on a game drive and admire nature at the nearby parks and nature reserves.

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