Inspired by the many blessings they were fortunate to enjoy during childhood, brothers Robert and Nick More developed the best of MORE to share with you unique and life-enriching experiences. These span the most breath-taking regions of Southern Africa.
“It is the memories of spending long summer days with my brothers in the rapid systems of the Sabie River, watching crocodiles and hippos, which ensure we will be custodians here for a very, very long time.” – The late Nicholas More (1967–2013)
MORE is a fourth-generation family business, which owns and manages a private collection of luxury safari lodges and boutique hotels, set within some of Southern Africa’s most inspiring locations. Our origin dates back to 1933 when our great grandfather, Guy Aubrey Chalkley purchased the Kingston family farm in Sabie, Mpumalanga. Awed by the area’s pristine beauty, he partnered with neighbouring landowners to form the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Later, Kingston was expanded to include a Kruger National Park concession and renamed Lion Sands Game Reserve – our original Eden. This dedication to the environment and joy in sharing it has been passed down the More line.
Our Purpose and Values
Since, we have established eight lodges in three uniquely different reserves, and three hotels in the vicinity of two Natural Wonders of the World. In so doing, we have committed to protecting Southern Africa’s last wild places, bringing people together here, and creating enriching experiences for you to share in. Lead by Robert More, our passionate team appreciates that every day we have the opportunity to inspire your renewed appreciation of life – your own and the natural world – which also allows us to continue conserving the region’s untainted wildernesses for generations to come. We know that Mother Nature is the greatest teacher of the only things in life that truly matter.
For this reason, you will find us in the most awe-inspiring and untouched parts of Southern Africa. Some of our properties are part of the More family heritage – tremendous gifts, handed down through generations of custodians. Others took time and patience to curate, and great passion to transform into the very special and singular places they are today. Each MORE lodge and hotel provides a place for loved ones and friends to some together and with every comfort and convenience afforded, there is time for the rest to take care of itself… During this pause, our commitment is to creating experiences that, shared, reconnect you with yourself, each other and the ‘wonder-fullness’ of life.
MORE Community Trust
The heart of our operation – MORE Community Trust helps fulfil our commitment to creating opportunities for people to enrich their lives. As a non-profit organisation, MCT gives long-term, meaningful assistance to the communities in which our lodges and hotels operate. Empowerment projects here are designed around: early childhood development; skills development and enterprise; and access to clean, running water. But together, we can do more. Over the years, MCT has developed close relationships within these communities, and we invite you to visit, experience a different – and humbling – way of living, Get Your Hands Dirty to help out, and make a tangible, positive difference.