You have to be 17 years or older when applying for a light motor vehicle Learner License


You will need to:  

Book an appointment online on the 'Stellenbosch Citizen app' to get an appointment for your eye test. 

Even if you have a private eye test certificate you will still need to book online. Remember this appointment is only for your eye test/admin and not the date for your test, once you are there will you only be able to make the appointment for your test. 


You can download the app here: 


once installed, click on 'traffic services' at the bottom, 

then on 'eye test', &  'proceed'

continue until you get to where you can pick from a selection of dates and times where you will be available, now pick an available time from their list that is still open and make the booking.

Take these with to your appointment:

  • ID book/Valid SA Passport  (Non South African Citizens need to apply for a Traffic Register)

  • R68

  • 2 x ID Photos

  • Proof of address - not older than 3 months.  You can use your own bank account statement (if the account is in your name). As long as your name is next to the address on the statement, the Traffic Department will accept it.  It does not matter if the address shown on the statement is not in Stellenbosch or area you are booking your test. 

You also have to fill in the the following form should you want to print it out and fill in, in advance - "Application for Learner License" form (Blue Form)

Complete A,B,D - with a black pen

Stellenbosch Traffic Department opening times:  Mon-Thur 8:00-15:00,

No applications on Fridays

Tel: 021 808 8800

NB You can make an appointment for your learner license at a completely different traffic department to where you want to do your driver license test.  

Stellenbosch' waiting times are extremely long for learner license test appointment,  the best alternative currently is Milnerton which is safe, clean and efficient and which also operate over weekends;- saturdays and sundays.

Please phone to confirm with them first that they are open - 0860 103 089

To see alternative traffic departments and their waiting times click here  (scroll to right to see approximate waiting times.)


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