Michelle Sykes

I am Michelle Sykes

I am Dolphin Coast Estates
I am the energy of earth, water and air
I am dramatic contouring coastlines and coastal forests
I am farming communities of Salt Rock and beyond
I am home-maker, creative, I’m simply me.
I am the sought after lifestyle of coastal estate.

I am Dolphin Coast Agent, Michelle Sykes

Hello, I am Michelle Sykes and I’ve been working with Pam Golding Properties since 2009. I specialise in residential property sales and marketing of the Dunkirk Estate in Salt Rock, Loxley Estate in Sheffield and Lazuli Estate in Ballito. I grew up in Kwazulu Natal, on a citrus and sugar farm in the Nkwaleni valley approximately 2 hours from Salt Rock. My family have had a beach house in Salt Rock for as long as I can remember, so this area is second nature to me. I began selling residential property in 1990 in Umhlanga Rocks with a developer.

In 1992, my husband Darren Sykes, and I moved to Somerset West where we were involved in property developments. Darren project managed and built homes, whilst I was instrumental in selling the finished product, working closely with the local Estate Agencies. After my boys came along, we moved to our family farm south of the Kruger Park where I worked at Leopard Creek Country Club in the hospitality industry for five years. Living on the farm, so far from a city was very humbling for us all. We returned to Kwazulu Natal, the Dolphin Coast, in 2005 where I sold property at an equestrian development north of Salt Rock.

Thereafter I joined Pam Golding Properties Ballito in 2009, to represent the estate I love the most: Dunkirk Estate, in Salt Rock. It is a boutique estate with a contemporary feel, with a relaxed Natal farmhouse feel. Over the years with Pam Golding Properties, I have the gained the relevant qualifications such as NQF4 and continue to attend training workshops to stay on top of what is required to understand the industry, as it is ever changing and evolving. Public Relations, small business development and marketing courses in my early 20s have put me in good stead with the Real Estate business. 

I enjoy interacting with people, and this business gives me the chance to make a difference in people’s lives. Dunkirk Estate has reached a decade, and proving to be a great investment to the 380 home owners. I have lived here since 2009 in a home we built ourselves. I believe in the developers, as they continue to deliver. This is the key to a successful development. The Developer remains an investor, which is encouraging. Loxley Estate and Lazuli Estate are also part of the same family. I would be very happy to assist in finding the perfect home for you.

I am a sporty person, I represented South Africa in Jet Ski racing on more than one occasion in the early nineties, finishing 4th and 7th in the world, giving me a chance to wear the Green and Gold! I enjoy going to the beach, cooking, organizing events at my venue, “The Place” in Salt Rock, and spending time with my husband and beautiful boys who are sporty, healthy and sociable. Get in touch and let’s discuss how I can help you with your property requirements. Anything from vacant land, building packages, project management, ready built homes or apartments, I will try to meet your needs in finding the perfect home for your family.


I enjoy interacting with people, and this business gives me the chance to make a difference in people’s lives.