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About us

The difference that makes the difference!

Who are we?

With over 20 years of coaching and training experience we will coach you to deal with your nerves and to grow as a person. Now you will calmly focus to drive easily and effortlessly. We believe in you and your potential. We will help you with Quality service pass your K53 driving test with our qualified driving instructors in the peninsula and the Southern Suburbs.

About Us

We are a dedicated group of highly specialised individuals and coaches who care about making a difference.We coach K53 driving instruction all over Cape Town and especially in the Southern Suburbs.

Our dream is to assist all people within Southern Africa towards fulfilling their growth needs specifically through driving.

Our Driving School operates in Cape Town and its surrounding areas especially in the Southern Suburbs and will gladly assist you to achieve your goal in getting your Learners or Drivers License

Our Coaches

Our coaches are highly trained and Qualified K53 driving instructors focused on assisting you in every way towards achieving your outcomes.

They have walked the journey ahead of you and continue to do so each year as they are assessed and re-certified annually.

They also are committed to a Constant and Never-ending Improvement Process (CANIP) towards enhancing their own skills towards assisting you better towards achieving your desired outcomes.

What we do

What makes the Driving Coach different from your average Driving School : We recognize that the number one factor inhibiting people from learning to drive and obtaining their drivers license is nerves, and as such we leverage the technology of NLP (behavioural psychology) towards helping our clients maintain a positive state, and achieving success on purpose or deliberately. We start with some simple beliefs, that clients already possess all the resources that they require, there is not such thing as failure only feedback, and we learn best through a reflective experiential process. We communicate this to our clients, and through providing a safe environment we assist our clients to learn is the most effective way, rapidly and confidently.


Grant Hamel established The Driving Coach as a CC in August 2006. Simply using a Website and a well branded vehicle, and leveraging the NLP technology with coaching into straightforward driving instruction, we established a winning formula that “is the difference that makes the difference”.

We have found that over a two year period the success of our clients is not only rapid and practical, it is also lasting and sustainable, that encompasses so much more then mere driver training. In 2008 The Driving Coach evolved to starting a new instructor and towards mid year gaining a manager. The business is still in the process of evolving business systems, and establishing standards.

Hilton Swanson proudly took over the reigns of The Driving Coach as of 01 January 2013 and is excited about taking this business to new levels and new standards.

Our Coaches


He is very dedicated to clients being ready for the test and has a good reputation with Milnerton Traffic Department.


Dave is very dedicated to safe driving and punctuality when doing lessons.


He is the Learners Theory Guru with a 99% pass rate, even with Mentally challenged learners.


Edwin services the Northern Suburbs, West coast, CBD, Sea Point, and Camps Bay.

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Current Students


Linlee! We thank you for your patience and help in me passing my licence. Your calm manner gave me confidence and made the whole lesson a happy one, and I will recommend you to future motor cycle riders.


I just want to say thank you to Driving Coach for making it possible to obtain my drivers licence. Your teaching methods are really great!


Thank you for your time. I absolutely love The Driving Coach because it instills so much confidence in its students. I look forward to my lesson on Tuesday!


I have had more than my fare share of driving lessons. By the 3rd time i had failed, i decided to change my instructor and got in touch with Brian from Driving Coach. As an experienced learner driver,I knew what i wanted out of an instructor. I had been driving pass the practice yard in…


Albert really put 100% into assisting me, he is efficient, patient and effective in his instructing. I did both my learners as well as drivers through Driving Coach and both I have not been disappointed with. After having done my lessons with Albert, I was 100% confident and I have tried and tested other driving…

Shane Joseph

I’d just like to give you some positive feedback on my experience with my instructor, Anthony. He was extremely competent, calm and really knew his stuff. His positive attitude and encouragement was a big help and allowed me to pass my test on the first try – I believe he is a real asset to…

John Louw

I would just like to thank Dave Goldstein for being such a kind, caring and nurturing teacher towards me when learning to drive on the road. Every lesson was enjoyable and relaxed. He was patient with me every step of the way and I would not be where I am without him. Yesterday on the…


When I arrived in Cape Town from France, I needed to be able to drive but I had no experience of South African roads regulations. I got in touch with Hilton and after only a few lessons I passed my learner license thanks to his advices and his trainings. I then quickly started to practice…


I just wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks to your team especially my coach Albert. With his help and guidance I was able to pass my driver’s test on 16 February 2012. He is a great teacher..he is patient and makes you feel at ease as he is willing to go the extra mile…


A huge thank you for taking Chelcie on the last driving lesson ! It did the trick as she passed her drivers test today at Hillstar!! 5TH time lucky! A big Thank You to everyone !!!

Fiona Eadie

I want to take this opportunity to praise my instructor, Shafiek Moses. I had driving lessons about 7 years ago with another instructor (from another driving school). I found the experience so awful that I didn’t touch a car again. The mere thought of driving filled me with panic and caused me sleepless nights. I…

Karen Jennings