Grootfontein is located in the north-east of Namibia in a lush green environment. The town is situated 1,430 m above see level in a good tropical climate, and is blessed with an annual rainfall of 500 mm and higher. In summer Grootfontein is turned into a lush paradise of purple, blue, red and green hues as Jacaranda and Flamboyant trees bloom.
The district is abundantly endowed with wildlife and game, while the district is well known for its cattle and crop farming. Grootfontein is a well-developed town and forms the gateway to the north-eastern parts of Namibia. Passing through Grootfontein, many a traveler and visitor is often enticed to stay a bit longer to rest and refresh themselves before continuing on their journey.
Another attraction in the vicinity is the Hoba Meteorite, the biggest meteorite ever found on earth. This nearly 60 ton meteorite can be visited on the farm Hoba, in the Otavi Mountains.