Hoba Meteorite, Grootfontein

Sit on Hoba Meteorite, the world's largest single-piece meteorite weighing over 60 tons. Discovered in 1920, this strange cuboid rock from outer space--measuring 2.95 by 2.84 m (9.7 by 9.3 ft) and 1 m (3 ft) high--crashed on this farm some 80,000 years ago. Aged between 200 and 400 million years, this unique piece of rock is made of 82.4 percent iron, 16.4 percent nickel and 0.76 percent cobalt, making it the most naturally occurring piece of iron on Earth's surface. You can touch the meteorite or sit on the circular stairs around it; there is an information center and a kiosk adjacent to the meteorite site. Put Hoba Meteorite and other Grootfontein attractions into our Grootfontein trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Refreshingly down to earth place (excuse the pun). They have information for the visitors and everything needed. Was brought there by locals who liked it. You go to the end of the world to find...  more »
  • You'd expect a meteorite to be roundish, right, well this one's square & mostly solid iron with some nickel & other elements. There's a great history to its discovery & it's worth the drive if you...  more »
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  • Great place if you enjoy a good drive out to a meteorite. Really cool to see something that has been there for thousands of years. Thoroughly enjoyed the service there. Bring a sticker and be sure to stick in on sign outside the admitions office.
  • For those that want to experience first hand outer space objects,would recommend visiting the Hoba meteorite

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