How To Get Your 

Drivers License

Get your Drivers


You've taken the first step and now have your learner's license. Now let's take it further. Here we cover the fun practical side of getting you ready for your driver's test.


Follow Procedure Below :

Make sure you do enough driving lessons to become a confident, comfortable and safe driver before booking  your Test Go to your nearest Driving Licensing Testing Centre (DLTC) to book  your Driver's Test. This may take anything from 30 minutes to 2  hours depending how busy the traffic department is!

What you need to Book :                             

  • Your ID or valid Passport + Copy (Certified) 

  • Original Valid Learners License + Copy (Certified)

  • R294 cash for Booking fee (This may increase annually),

  • 2 recent, identical passport size photos (color or black and white)

  • Proof of Address, not older than 3 month's (Incase address is different of what is on your learners license)

  • Take a pen and something hard to press on with you to  complete the form, while you sit and wait in the queue.


What to do at Traffic Department :                                                                            

  • Report at a marked window or go to the information cubicle if you are unsure.

  • Complete the DL1 form (Application for Driving License)

  • Go to the eye test room and complete your eye test with Traffic Official

  • Go wait in the queue and wait to book and pay for your driving test. (Make sure to ask the cashier what date you would prefer) Try to AVOID peak hours : 07:30, 08:30, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30

  • Make sure you keep the receipt as proof of payment and as confirmation of the test date and time - you may need to present it on the day of your test.


Now Contact Us to arrange more driving lessons and to reserve an opening spot for your test date! 

Best Driving Test Tips


  • Attend driving lessons consistently and preferably twice a week over a period of time before your test. Don't cram!

  • Be knowledgeable of the rules of the road and road signage. You may have to refresh your memory if you wrote your learner's a while ago.

  • When you book your test date, make sure to consult your diary and take off work if need be. Being late for your test is obviously not a great idea. Make sure to consult your Instructor and check if they will have the date and time available.

  • Make sure you're familiar with the car that you'll be using for your driving test. If you've learnt in our cars, please make sure  to reserve one for the day.

  • Learn the pre-trip inspection well. Nailing the pre-trip inspection will give you a bit of a confidence boost at the beginning of your test.

  • Practice the driving test route to ensure that you aren't faced with any surprises. The instructors at Ladies 1st Driving School have knowledge of the test routes around Grahamstown. Just remember that the route we teach you is not the guaranteed route the officer will take you on, he could change it at any moment.

  • Make sure to arrive early for your test. Doing so will help you remain calm.

  • Please do not to tell everybody about your driving test. This will only place added pressure on you.

  • Focus on the road instead of worrying about the small mistakes. You are allowed to lose a certain amount of points during the test, but rolling the car, crossing the white line or hitting pedestrians will result in an instant fail.

  • Thank the examiner at the end of your test.