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Rietfontein Destination Guide

Delve into Rietfontein in Namibia

Rietfontein in the region of Otjozondjupa is located in Namibia - some 202 mi or ( 325 km ) North of Windhoek , the country's capital .

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Local time in Rietfontein is now 04:30 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Windhoek " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Ghanzi, Ondjiva, Windhoek, Rundu, and Gobabis. While being here, you might want to check out Ghanzi . Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Rietfontein ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Kombat

Kombat (the place of the giraffe) is a mining settlement at the southern margin of the Otavi Mountain Range in northern Namibia. It is situated 37 kilometres East of Otavi on the B8 to Grootfontein. Minerals were discovered near Kombat in 1850. Around the year 1900, Kombat Mine was opened to extract copper. It was operated by Tsumeb Corporation Limited until the 1970s, and later by Ongopolo Mining.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.72 17.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Mining communities in Africa, Mining in Namibia, Otjozondjupa Region, Populated places in Namibia

Hoba meteorite

Hoba (also known as Hoba West) (pron. "HOE-bah") is a meteorite that lies on the farm "Hoba West", not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It has been uncovered, but because of its large mass has never been moved from where it fell. The main mass is estimated at more than 60 tons, making it the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) and the most massive naturally occurring piece of iron known at the Earth's surface.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.59 17.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Geography of Namibia, Geology of Namibia, Meteorites found in Namibia, National Monuments of Namibia, Otjozondjupa Region