About Chris Corbet

Originally from 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. In 1999 I started an SEO company, Search Maestros, which became a leader in the online marketing industry in South Africa. Rebranded as Synergize Digital in 2008, the company was acquired by the Publicis Groupe in late 2013 and merged with Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa to become their digital arm.

These days I live in the beautiful Garden Route, the internet makes it possible to operate from this awesome environment, and, when the need arises to travel, George Airport is a 10 minute drive from my home, putting the world within easy reach.


Professionally, I’m a digital marketing consultant, providing marketing strategy and solutions to business of all sizes, primarily in the travel and tourism industry. I act as a marketing partner to tourism business owners, representing and assisting them in their relationship with online service providers.

We also own and run a number of luxury self catering apartments in the Garden Route through our online portal Garden Route Stays.


My great love is to travel, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have had opportunity to do my share, I occasionally write about our travel experiences on my blog A Travel Junkie for any who are interested. A passionate photographer, my camera or GoPro are seldom far from hand. For those who are interested in such matters, I use Canon cameras (currently a 5D), a GoPro or my trusty iPhone. Computer is a Macbook Pro, with Photoshop Elements for photo editing.