Author - Chris

I’m Chris Corbet and I’m a Travel Junkie! Currently living in the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa (but prone to hit the road to somewhere else at any time). I’m also a travel fanatic, keen angler, photographer, tourism marketing specialist and travel writer, with a particular weakness for the great open spaces of Africa, tropical Islands and Europe’s culture and history. My writing is aimed at somewhat more mature travel fanatics and “baby boomers”, seeking to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and other delights of the world in a little more style and comfort.

Etosha Nambia

Namibia: Cape Town to Etosha

The day of our long planned road trip through Namibia finally arrived. The trip would take us North from Cape Town to the border post at Vioolsdrift, through Windhoek to Tsumeb, then turning West through Etosha to Henties Bay on the coast. From Henties Bay we would turn South via Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Sossusvlei, to the remote Western side of the Fish River...

Zell Am Zee Austria

Skiing in Zell Am See Austria

Travelling from Cape Town at the end of January, when it’s at it’s hottest and driest, to Austria in mid winter, with temperatures in the early minuses and snow on the ground is quite a shock to the system. We flew from Cape Town, via Johannesburg, to Munich and then traveled by road to Zell Am See in the Tirol region of Southern Austria.[vc_single_image...

Mauritius Grand Baie Paradise Cove

Mauritius Grand Baie

Mauritius seems to have become a kind of default destination to celebrate anniversaries for us, this trip was a week spent at the Paradise Cove Hotel in the North near Grand Baie, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Direct Flight Cape Town to Mauritius One of the great things about Mauritius is it’s accessibility, a 5 hour flight on Air Mauritius, direct from...

Sossusvlei Sesriem

Sossusvlei Long Weekend

Sossusvlei is such an awesome place, each visit has revealed another side to that unique place on this earth. This was a dad and kids long weekend road trip, quality time on the road with not much else to do on the long drive from Cape Town but connect.[vc_single_image image=”3735″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”...

Anse Lazio Beach Praslin Seychelles

Seychelles Praslin Island

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Seychelles has got to be one of my favourite places in the world, reason enough to keep going back, this one is from a  visit to Praslin Island with the family. Getting to Praslin The ferry from Mahe to Praslin takes around an hour and departs 3 times a day, but flying takes only 15 minutes with flights throughout the day. It...

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is probably not reflective of the rest of Zimbabwe, but as one of the country’s bigger foreign currency earners it’s been pretty much left alone. So it’s a nice little town, things work, the shops are stocked up, & hotels and restaurants are all open for business as usual.[vc_single_image image=”3790″...

Mahe Island Beach Seychelles

Mahé Seychelles Islands

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At 1500 kilometres East of the coast of Kenya and Tanzania, the Seychelles Islands are pretty remote. As a country, it comprises of around 155 islands with a total population of 90 000 people, the majority of whom live on Mahé, the largest island. The capital city is Victoria, located on Mahé, visitors coming in by air will arrive...

Barbados Beach Sunset

Going to Barbados

When I was a teenager, there was a popular song which went something like “woah I’m going to Barbados, in the sunny Caribbean Sea“. That song really talked to me, ever since I have had an obsession with visiting that island. Eventually, circumstances made that dream become a possibility, and then a reality and the trip was on...

Mauritius Beach

Mauritius Island Break

Ever since I was a lad I’ve had a fascination with tropical islands, Mauritius, Barbados and the Seychelles in particular. This trip, to celebrate our wedding anniversary was my first, the first of many island hopping travels to come. Mauritius is approximately 65 km long North to South, around 40 km across at it’s widest point and more or less pear...

Kubu Island

Botswana & Namibia Road Trip

Photos and report from our family road trip through Botswana and Namibia in October 2011, 6200 kilometers driven over 12 days, overnighting in 9 different locations, and well worth every minute. Our route took us through Gaborone with a one night stop at Kubu Island, one of the most awesome places I’ve ever visited. Maun, gateway to the Moremi national park...