Behind the Wheel with…

Pat Symcox

My favourite part of the country is…

The KZN South Coast - it’s where I live and work. The beaches and the lifestyle that the area offers make it an easy and less stressful way of living. Besides the fact that there are ten seriously, nice golf courses really close by!

When I was a little boy, I always dreamed of being…

Once an opening batsman and premier spinner for the South African Proteas, Patrick Symcox eventually moved off the field and into the commentary box. Today he is a passionate golfer and runs a successful property company on the Durban South Coast.

A professional cricketer! I grew up in a cricket-crazy household and that was why I was prepared to give up a working career at 33 years old to follow that dream.

My very best holiday experience was…

Spending time with my wife in India, seeing places like the Taj Mahal and experiencing the amazing culture that exists there.

My biggest holiday disaster was…

Going to the Knysna area in the winter period where it’s cold and gets light too late in the morning!

I never travel without…


My torch, contact lenses and a bottle of fine Red wine.

My career as a professional sportsman taught me…

That the media is a fickle friend and that going from hero to zero happens quickly. It also taught me to remember that the game itself is always bigger than the player and making friends along the way is as important as runs scored.

To be in the property game, one has to be…

Committed to excellence and have a passion for making dreams come true for your clients.

My job makes me feel…

…that I am able to make a contribution to my community.

All visitors to South Africa must travel to and experience...

The Kalahari area. It’s a place where the beat of Africa can be felt in the wind.

One day I plan to…

Travel around South Africa in a campervan with my wife and get to see seldom spoken of places and write about them.