The World’s Largest Meteorite

Last year Neatorama’s Alex Zavatone happened to find himself near Angola on the African continent. While driving through Grootfontein, Namibia, he spotted a road sign that simply said “Meteorite.” Later he decided to make a 170 mile pilgrimage through beautiful and wild landscapes to Hoba to see what it was all about.



You’ll have to go to the Neatorama website to see the money shot – but it’s worth it! I’ve never seen such a well-presented interplanetary visitor. Read Alex’s full tale here.


  1. #1 zav
    April 8, 2010

    Actually, it was more like 900 miles. It was on the return trip to the capital of Namibia from the north, next to the Angolan border.