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Get your international driving license for South Africa

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Why carry an IDP while driving in South Africa?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. South Africa highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

Driving Rules in South Africa

Experience the road-trip of a life time! Explore South Africa through your own car. Discover this amazing country by driving through its landscapes, coastlines and towns. Here are a few reminders so you enjoy your stay better. 

Important Reminders

  • Drive on the left hand side of the road.
  • Legal driving age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must. 
  • Child-restraint is a must! 
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free. 
  • Drink moderately. The maximum legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Speed limit is 60 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h in public roads outside an urban areas and 120 km/h in highways.
  • First car to arrive in a junction goes out first. 
  • Third-party insurance is mandatory. 

Driving in the Winter

There is no winter in South Africa so no worries here. However, make sure that you are always prepared. Keep emergency kits in your car at all time. 

Have a safe travel and enjoy your stay!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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