Blyde River Canyon
Blyde River Canyon

About Kangela

Why Kangela?

KANGELA widely used in Southern and East Africa meaning: “look at you with curious eyes!”

Who Am I?

I’m Chris, video creator, writer, photographer, outdoor lover and overlanding & road trip fan. After many years in the digital marketing space, I decided that corporate life wasn’t for me, sold my business and went freelance, exploring my world and sharing the adventures in words, video and photos. And, I haven’t regretted it for a single minute.


Born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia back then), 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 Cape Town born wife Birgit, and started a family. In 1999 life steered in the direction of digital marketing. I started a company, Synergize Digital, that grew into one of the most respected agencies in the country with a staff of 50 and a global client base, winning several awards for our work. After selling the business in 2013, I adopted a remote working lifestyle, giving me the privilege of being able work on the go while doing what I love most pretty much full time.

Our Backyard – when not on the road, we live in the village of Groot Brakrivier, gateway to the beautiful Garden Route. 

The Kangela blog is aimed at those who want to experience all the wonderful aspects of road tripping adventures, but who don’t care as much about how they get there, as they do about the journey itself and the destination. I’ll show that you don’t HAVE TO have all the latest accessories bolted to your expensive 4×4 in order to experience adventure in the great outdoors.

Uncovering Africa’s Unique Places 

Right now the adventure continues with project 60460. Which is an epic overlanding road trip, exploring 60 of the most iconic places in southern and east Africa, all by road, to mark my 60th year on the planet, and a life lived to the max. Read about Project 60460 here.

Watch this space…

Chris Corbet
Sossusvlei Namibia
Connect On Social Media

I’ve got an active and popular YouTube channel here: Kangela on YouTube. I’m also active on Facebook, and on Instagram. Please do follow and subscribe so that you’ll be notified when we add a new video or photo. If you’ve got an interesting channel (which I’m sure you do), I’ll follow back.

Working Together

My day job is a digital creator & marketing specialist, helping forward thinking brands, particularly in the real estate, hospitality & tourism space to get the best from their online presence, especially through video. Read about my digital & video marketing services here.

I’m available for assignments and collaborations, with a large, growing and engaged following on this blog and on social media: 18k+ on Instagram, 7k+ on Facebook and a growing YouTube channel (now exceeding 13K subscribers)

Contact Options & Media Kit Download

Media Kit (Pdf)

Drop me a message here or email me: hello@kangela.com


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