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Rustenburg 0872650396
Witbank 0872656707
Polokwane 0152977544

The well trained driver of today is the safe driver of tomorrow.

  We aim to teach learners the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed for greater safety for all road users. We also aim to provide a

service with integrity, based on honesty and efficiency.

Our mission is to teach potential drivers the K53 way of driving to enable them to be safer road users. The goal of Protea Driving School's training program is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely, legally and economically operate a motor vehicle. An emphasis is placed on proper decision making and risk management skills.

Protea Driving School was established early January 1994 is and owned by the current owners for the last

19 years. We have branches in Rustenburg (Northwest Province) Witbank (Maphumalanga), Polokwane (Limpopo).


We are the best!

We are proud to offer:

  • SAQA approved learning material (going far beyond all the published K53 material)

  • Well trained and experienced training instructor’s

  • Individual driving training to give the learner-drivers as much “beyond the wheel” training as possible.

  • Methodically record keeping

Driving School

Tailor-made Training

We recognize that learners have varying levels of knowledge, skills and capabilities. Our training method
allows us to adapt easily to each learner-driver’s needs. 
Lessons are scheduled to suit the learner’s time table

The Full Story

We founded Protea Driving School with one goal in mind: giving our students the best, most rewarding learning experience.
Protea Driving School is located across the country and reflects the vibrant energy of South Africa. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us today!

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Protea Driving School Instructor Spotlight

Although there are many different ways to teach effectively, good instructors have several qualities in common. They are prepared, set clear and fair expectations, have a positive attitude, are patient with students, and assess their teaching on a regular basis.

Driving Lesson

We go the extra mile: experience build confidence

We understand that newly licenced drivers often find they are nervous about driving on their one after they passed their driving test.  We are happy to help by providing the opportunity to take more lessons after
You past your driving test.


10 Safety Tips for Beginners

1. Be alert

If we think of rules as guidelines, rather than strict commands, we know when they are and aren’t applicable. Always allow yourself the flexibility to choose the most appropriate response to any challenge faced.

2. It’s all about you

Remember, it’s not just about the vehicle. Be aware of your environment, the type of car, and the specific skills required. Perfect your concentration and awareness when behind the wheel, and your skills will fall in line.

3. Control your fear

It’s instinctive for us to let fear take control when we meet a challenge on the road.  However, building the right beliefs about driving confidence will allow logic and good practice to dominate any challenges.

4. Safety is a skill

There are three types of driver: those who have their own crashes, those who get involved in other peoples crashes, and people who simply don’t have them.  ‘Good’ drivers can still crash – it’s more important to be safe.

5. Don’t distract yourself

Make use of your surroundings.  Don’t just listen to the radio and keep an eye out for speed cameras  – look ahead for potential hazards and they won’t catch you by surprise.

6. Expect the unexpected

A better overall understanding of the road means that you will be able to spot precursor events leading to a potential accident. Always remember that a crash doesn’t have to be inevitable.

7. Take it slowly

Fast driving belongs on the racetrack. Travelling at an easy, sensible pace gives you plenty of time and distance to respond to anything you may encounter.

8. Get to grips with your steering

Most people don’t pay enough attention to their steering. If a car begins to lose control, the steering wheel is both the first place you’ll feel it and the best tool for responding to it.

9. Be a smooth operator

Handle your steering and brakes with care. Steer firmly but gradually, avoiding harsh movements. An increased awareness means that you can brake earlier, and with a smoother motion.

10. Know your limits

Without completing an advanced driving course, there’s only so much you can know. It’s important to understand the limits of your skills as a driver, and knowing not to push them.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us with questions or special requests.

Witbank / eMalahleni

Pavillion Centre, Shop 2

19 Botha Avenue

Tel: 087 265 6707  Cell: 0655595507.  Witbank:


Krupen Building

139 Leyds street

Tel: 087 265 0396.    Rustenburg:


102 Schoeman street

Tel: 015 297 7544.         Polokwane:


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