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“Excellent Night Drive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Serowe
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Pretoria, SA
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Night Drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

We camped here as a stop over to the Pans. We camped in site B1 which was in a lovely area. Bit of a hike to the ablution block - especially in the pitch black but nice site to pitch a tent.
We had the sedan which was a problem - although they advise that all accommodation is accessible by sedan, we did need to be rescued by a bakkie at one stage. From the campsite, you cannot access the restaurant/ bar after six so require all food and drink to be with you.
We went out on a night drive. Not cheap but absolutely fantastic. Driver and guide were great and spotted all sorts including an aardvark. Knowledgeable and fun - probably the best night drive we have been on. Huge credit should go to the guides.

Visited April 2012
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Centurion, South Africa
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“Good experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

It was a good experience to visit this place, especially in the light of the threat to rhinos currently -it's a good initiative. As far as the chalet is concerned, don't expect too much. It is quite rustic, and thread bare. Don't expect too much from the food at the restaurant either, the hamburgers were like shoe-soles! But, when we chose oxtail for dinner it was delicious! They served it with very good maize porridge and the waitress was very charming. The staff at the reception was also extremely friendly and efficient.

Visited March 2012
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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“A great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

The rhino sanctuary is located off the Orapa road from Serowe and is about 25km from the Serowe turnoff. The sanctuary currently covers around 4,300 hectares,however I understand that they have recently acquired more land adjoining the existing.
I have stopped at the sanctuary on a couple of occasions in chalets and have not been disappointed. Although I drive a 4x4 I would think that most of the sanctuary is available to 2 wheel drive vehicles. If you are someone who enjoys looking at game and in particular rhinos you would not be disappointed by your visit.
There is a restaurant however I would recommend self catering during your stay.
The chalets are reasonably basic but do have all the required facilities and are comfortable enough.
This is a place that I never tire of visiting!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great Campsite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

Our time at Khama Sanctuary was enjoyable. We were only there for 1 night as part of an overlanding tour.

The campsite was clean, provided power points, flushing toilets and hot showers.

We also went on a game drive. The 4X4 were in good condition, the guide was extremely knowledgeable and we plenty of Rhino (including a baby!!).

Would recommend Khama Rhino Sanctuary as a worthwhile detour on your way to the Delta!

Visited June 2011
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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“Mixed bag”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Having turned up without a booking we threw ourselves on their mercy and were given rooms in the Education Centre, clearly what they use for people turning up at short notice. These were basic but adequate and certainly reasonably priced. However if you want the full ambience, book in advance. Be warned however that much of the accommodation requires you to drive to the restaurant/pool area to buy meals. The later can be crowded at weekends and public holidays with outside visitors bringing in their own drinks and hogging the pool area. This improves in the evening. Service for food can be slow and somwhat reluctant in the early mornings. Would stay there again but would definitely book chalet/lodge accommodation and self cater mostly. Definitely the place to see rhino but watch out for Hector, the white rhino known to charge vehicles and also Noddy, a hand reared black rhino who wanders into the pool area - it's not advised to pat him! Reception staff very helpful and also worth taking a guide in your own vehicle to get best views of rhino.

Visited December 2011
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