Be Prepared, Be Polite, Be Patient On The Road

Pass your driver’s and learner’s tests with flying colours with the help of RSE Driving School in Gansbaai. A certified driving instructor supplies you with all the necessary modules and trial papers to prepare you for your learner’s license test. RSE Driving School teaches you all the requirements and principles so that you can pass your driving codes 8, 10 and 14 with confidence. Each driving lesson is specifically structured to boost a lifetime of good driving habits and is designed to create a safe, stress-free and friendly learning environment. RSE Driving School supplies an insured power steering car for all lessons and is available as a rental on your test day. To add to the magic, RSE Driving School has special discount packages to save you money. Drive on the road to success, as RSE Driving School will unlock all the necessary skills to keep you moving forward.

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Former high school teacher Lionel Whatley obtained a degree in Transport Economics at Stellenbosch University and has been a driving instructor since 1998.

Lionel, a driver training consultant, worked at He & She Driving School in Parrow for approximately seven years, and this is where he discovered his passion for helping people become mobile.


  • B Econ (1988) Stell.
  • (Transport Economics) + H.E.D (1989) Stell.
  • ETDP: TETA: ASS05541 (NCPD)
  • SAIDI Reg No: WC020

After relocating from the city to the Overberg, Lionel first established himself in Riviersonderend then moved to Gansbaai, where he opened RSE Driving School in 2008.

Learner’s Licence / Learner Sessions

Learner’s Licence / Learner Sessions

RSE Driving School will prepare you for your K53 learner test by taking you through all the steps.

  • 1 Session - R150
  • 5 Session Package - R500
  • K53 Manual - R70
  • Photo’s - R40
  • Learner’s Test Appointment - R68
  • Issue of Learners - R33
  • Valid ID Card / Book

Venue of Your Choice.

Theory Covered
  • Session 1 - Road Law
  • Session 2 - Road Signs
  • Test 1
  • Test 2 
  • Test 3

RSE Driving School supplies notes on each module to study and learn from. 

Driver’s License / Driving Lessons

Driver’s License / Driving Lessons

In each driving lesson, RSE Driving School will sharpen your observation, judgement and car handling skills while interpreting and acting on traffic signs.

  • 1 Hour Lesson - R250 (pay as you go)
  • 6 Lesson Package - R1,250
  • Code B Booking Fee - R135
  • Code C1 and EC Booking Fee - R200
  • Temporary Licence - R140
  • PrDP Licence - R220
  • Test Car Hire - R500 (if needed)
  • 8
  • 10
  • 14
Training Vehicle

Get into gear with the zippy RSE Ford Figo with power steering.

Please note that drivers who need lessons for codes 10 and 14 must provide their own vehicles.

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For more information on driving lessons, contact RSE Driving School directly.

Vehicle Rental For Drivers Test

Vehicle Rental For Drivers Test

The RSE Driving School Ford Figo is available for hire on the big day of your driving test.


  • R500
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Discount Packages

Discount Packages

RSE Driving School offers special discount packages for its K53 learner's classes and driver’s lessons.

K53 Learners Theory Lessons
  • 5 Classes - R500 (you save R250)
K53 Driving Lessons
  • 6 Lessons Only Pay for 5 - R1,250 (you save R250)
  • 14 Lessons Only Pay for 10 - R2,500 (you save R1,000)


“RSE Driving School helped me get my driver's licence in three practice lessons and one lesson on the driving route. Lionel shared very useful tips that I will never forget.”  Jacques Cronje
“What a wonderful man! Lionel of RSE Driving School is very polite and kind when teaching drivers.”  DA Maqz Marai


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