Do I need an international driving license to legally drive a vehicle in South Africa?

International drivers licenses in South Africa

It is recommended that you have an international drivers license when driving in South Africa. When it comes to insurance most South African insurers do
not necessarily require an international drivers license, however this depends which country you come from.

Once you become a South African resident
however, you are required to have a South African Drivers license within 3 years of obtaining your permanent residence.

This information has been provided by Cindy Alfino, Insurance Authorised Representative – FSP 23418. For more information please use the contact form
or email