SEROWE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Tourist Attractions
There are a number of attractions in Serowe due to its rich cultural heritage. Among these are the Khama III Memorial Museum, which traces history of Bangwato and the Khama Royal Cemetery located at Thataganyane Hill above the Kgotla.

Serowe Village
Serowe is a historic village by virtue of the Bangwato Empire trail. The village is endowed with a number of historic attractions of significance both locally and nationally.

Thataganyane Hill
Thataganyane is a historical site that used to be mission station for London Missionary Society (LMS). The foot of the hill houses a stone wall church which was built by the LMS in 1925. This was the first mission church in Serowe after the arrival of the Bangwato from Old Palapye. The church hall was the first maternity ward that saw the birth of one of Botswana’s former presidents Mr Festus Mogae since the first midwife in the district; Ms Hailey resided therein.

Royal House at the Serowe Kgotla
There is also Sekgoma’s house at the Serowe main Kgotla. The house was built when Khama III reconciled with his son Sekgoma. The latter then married the wife of his father’s choice. The building has two octagon rooms with a well designed verandah. This is the birthplace of Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of the Republic of Botswana.

The Royal Cemetery
Here lies part of the generation of the ‘Khama dynasty,’ including Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Khama, as well as Tshekedi Khama, Sir Seretse Khama’s uncle.

Western Primary School
Serowe also boats of Western Primary School which was one of the first modern schools in Botswana. The school was first used in 1933 and it is the oldest schools in Serowe. It was formerly used as a Teacher Training College.

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Serowe Museum
The community based Serowe Museum is an important cultural institution in the village and in Botswana. It is housed in an old building that was constructed in 1910. The building was initially used by Tshekedi Khama as a guest and a rest house. It is also known as the Red house; a name derived from the original red painting of the roofing and was renovated as a museum in 1987. Some of the exhibits in the museum depict Batswana’s daily life, the royal family history, Bessie Head Articles, and Basarwa to name but a few. In addition to the Khama history, Bessie Head collections have attracted international scholars to research and write about them. The archival information is clearly important locally, nationally and internationally. The museum was also actively involved in the revival and production of handicrafts and bead work on site.

Sekekeme Hill
Sekekeme hill is located on the southern part of Serowe between the villages of Moiyabana, and Mabuo. The hill was used as a fort and retreat area in the defense of the Bangwato tribe against hostile tribes.
Khubuladintsa
Khubuladintsa is an Iron Age archaeological site that has been used for ritual and spiritual purposes by local communities around Mmashoro village. The village is located along the Serowe-Orapa road.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama Rhino Sanctuary has become one of the key tourism attractions and destinations inRhino Central Botswana. Situate 25km northwest of Serowe and 10km from Paje village Khama Rhino Sanctuary attracts a number of tourists visiting eastern and northern Botswana. The sanctuary was established for the protection and breeding of the endangered white rhinoceros. It is zebraalso a home to other wildlife species such as zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffes and over 230 bird species. Although Khama Rhino Sanctuary is relatively unknown in the tourism market, in the last decade, it managed to achieve a considerable marketing and development as a tourism destination not only in the Central District but in the eastern parts of Botswana as well. It has chalets which have increased its popularity.
The sanctuary is co-managed with Serowe, Paje and Mabeleapodi communities.

 

Sokwe
Sokwe is a natural botanical forest in Serowe with a lot of biodiversity and wild fruit plants.

Planned open spaces for Serowe Administrative Authority

LOCATION PLOT NUMBER PLOT SIZE m2 CURRENT STATUS REMARKS
  1. Mannathoko
1188 10,750 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1416 2799 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1521 3600 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1566 3198 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1700 5199 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1785 7199 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
1898 5199 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
2553 4892 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
2733 4962 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
2938 4962 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
3118 3319 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
3237 3520 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
3330 3199 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
3442 25,458 Undeveloped  
  1. Mannathoko
3468 4180 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4012 2797 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4224 6470 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4225 6747 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4279 4000 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4295 2397 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4296 2363 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4319 1452 Undeveloped  
  1. Boipelego
4339 4863 Undeveloped  
  1. Dinokwane
8158 6186 Undeveloped  
  1. Dinokwane
8174 3352 Undeveloped  
  1. Dinokwane
8194 4875 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
5451 5421 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
5515 3350 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
5578 4809 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6102 3673 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6157 3674 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6284 6501 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6291 5884 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6332 3108 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6441 899 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6445 9727 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6490 5282 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6533 5490 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
6823 5824 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
7495 10,348 Undeveloped  
  1. Semane
7736 3477 Undeveloped