Drivers’ & Learner Licences

Driver’s & Learner’s Licence

Apply for a Driver’s Licence:

You must be in possession of a valid learner’s licence for the code for which you are applying, as well as have access to a roadworthy vehicle for the test.

Book an appointment at Customer Services Building (Old Stand Bank Building), Main Street, Knysna. Please bring the following documentation with:

  • Acceptable identification
  • Proof of Address
  • Learner’s licence
  • Two ID photographs

Cost:
CODE A1, A & B – R135-00
CODE C1, C, EC1 & EC – R200-00

Renew your driver’s licence card

A driver’s licence is valid for five years – to renew your driver’s licence card you will need:

  • Acceptable identification
  • Proof of Address
  • Current Driver’s Licence Card
  • If card is expired you require two ID photographs. If still valid one photograph is required.

Cost: R140

Apply for a temporary licence

Documents required for a temporary licence are:

  • Acceptable identification
  • Proof of address
  • Two ID photographs
  • An eye test may be required

Cost: R45

Professional Driving Permit (PDP)

The National Road Traffic Act states that the driver of vehicle that transports persons for reward shall have a PrDP for category P-Passengers.

Subject to the provisions of sub-regulation (2), a professional driving permit shall be held by the driver of-
(a) a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms;
(b) a breakdown vehicle;
(c) a bus;
(d) a minibus- (i) the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms; or (ii) which is designed or adapted for the conveyance of 12 or more persons, including the driver;
(e) a motor vehicle used for the conveyance of persons for reward or is operated in terms of a operating licence issued in accordance with the NLTTA; (f) a motor vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms to which regulations 273 to 283 apply as contemplated in regulation 274;
(g) a motor vehicle conveying 12 or more persons including the driver.

To apply for a PDP you will need:

  • Collect the application forms from the Customer Care Centre;
  • Medical forms must be completed by your medical practitioner;
  • Acceptable identification;
  • Proof of Address;
  • Current drivers licence card;
  • One ID photograph

Cost: R220
Fee for police clearance: R100

Learner’s licence

You cannot apply for a driver’s licence without a valid learner’s license. With your learner’s licence you can drive a vehicle if a licensed driver is present.

To apply for your Learner’s licence you will need:

  • Acceptable identification
  • Two ID photographs
  • Proof of Address

Cost: R68-00

You will receive an appointment date and time to write the required test. If you cannot make the appointment, you can postpone it by going to the Customer Care Centre, at least two days before.

Address:

Customer Services Building (Old Stand Bank Building), Main Street, Knysna

Business Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 3.30pm

Enquiries:

Telehone: +27 (0)44 302 6451