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.


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 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 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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