where to go / Grootfontein


Grootfontein is the last town before you head into the Caprivi Region and the town serves the surrounding cattle-farming community. During 1885, 40 Boer families from the Dorslandtrekker were travelling towards Angola. But after the Portuguese gained power over Angola, they turned back and established the Republic Upingtonia at Grootfonein. Although a small town, it is home to the largest known meteorite to touch down on earth - the Hoba Meteorite. If you're interested in visiting and engaging a San (Bushman) community, then you can continue eastwards from Grootfontein to Tsumkwe. We can book your accommodation and visit to the San at the local lodge. The lodge also offers nature drives into the Khaudum National Park where herds of Roan Antelope can be spotted, despite the dense vegetation. Grootfontein is also close to Tsumeb, where you can visit the Otjikoto Lake outside of town before continuing to the Etosha National Park. ... read more  Read More


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