SEROWE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

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.


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 in 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 also 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

 

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