Currently living in the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa, I’m a tourism marketing specialist, travel fanatic, amateur photographer and occasional travel blogger, with a particular weakness for Tropical Islands, the great deserts of Namibia and Europe’s ancient history.
I get huge enjoyment out of sharing my travel experiences, my hope is that these pages might inspire anybody who stumbles across them to get out there and see their world. We may not always have the time or means to travel to distant lands, but often the most amazing experiences have been, for me, just around the corner in my own country.
I was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia back then) and after a spell working as a surveyor on the gold mines of the Witwatersrand I moved to Cape Town in the 80’s where I met my beautiful wife and started a family. The city has been home ever since. In 1999 the internet became a focus and life steered in the direction of digital marketing, soon afterwards my SEO agency, Synergize Digital was born. The company was acquired by the Publicis Groupe in late 2013 and merged with Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa to become their digital arm.
Professionally, I’m a digital marketing specialist consultant, more about that here: Chris Corbet Digital, a digital marketing consulting company that provides marketing strategy and solutions to business of all sizes in the travel and tourism industry. I’m also owner of a new venture in Garden Route offering luxury holiday apartments: Garden Route Stays, check it out and let me know what you think.
My great love is to travel, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have had opportunity to do my share. I’m also passionate about fresh water fishing for Bass, on most summer weekends I will be found out on the water of our local lakes pitting my whits against that wily fish.
Being obsessed with photography and videography, my Canon camera, GoPro, and more recently a Dji Phantom 3 Drone, are seldom far from hand.