About MORE

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)

Our Roots

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… Great grandfather, Guy Aubrey Chalkley was awed by the pristine beauty of the Sabie region and purchased a farm here that would later form the base of our Lion Sands Game Reserve. Continuing his legacy of dedication to the environment and inheriting his passion for sharing it, we have expanded the MORE conservation and hospitality footprint ­­– including Marataba Game Reserve. Her raw beauty rendered us breathless, her wild and untamed nature captured our hearts, and it is with great love that we transformed her lodges into the very special and singular places they are today.

Our Purpose and Values

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. Led 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.

Our Places 

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 Private Travel

Over the years, MORE Private Travel has grown from a simple travel desk to a full-service concierge agency, offering complimentary and bespoke travel planning to each guest of MORE. ‘Private’ is ultimately what sets us apart – through our years on the ground, we have come to understand what it is you are looking for and provide you with highly-personalised service. Ours is no one-size-fits-all operation, and the essence of our business is creating life-enriching journeys – as unique as you are. From your Private Travel Planner to destination Concierge Executives, we are with you every step of the way. This leaves you free to relax and be present in the moment. And the return value? A more meaningful experience for you.

More Community Trust

The heart of our operation – More Community Trust (MCT) 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; access to clean, running water; and improving living standards. 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 helping out, and make a tangible, positive difference in their people’s lives.