Waterberg Plateau Park

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Waterberg Plateau Park is a national park in central Namibia encompassing the Waterberg Plateau, 68 km east of the town of Otjiwarongo. The Waterberg Plateau is a particularly prominent feature, elevated high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia. The plateau and some 405 km² of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972. The plateau is largely inaccessible so in the early 1970s several of Namibia's endangered species were translocated there to protect them from predators and poaching to extinction.

Hoba Meteorite

The Hoba Meteorite was discovered by Jacobus Hermanus Brits in the 1920’s on the farm Hoba, 19 km from Grootfontein. It is the world largest meteorite and weighs 60 tonnes. It is approximately 3 meters square and about 1 meter in depth and is made up of 82% iron 16,4% nickel and 0.76% cobalt. It was declared a national monument in March 1955.It is estimated that the meteorite fell to earth about 80,000 years ago. The meteorite is a National Heritage Site.

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