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18 Feb 2020 @ 14:24:06 pm
Rodrigo
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Hi everybody I just wanted to share with you my experience in getting my EB driver license. I’ve moved to South Africa in 2010 and when converting it to the SA one it was code “B”. I always been a camper enthusiastic, always camping in a tent. Being in SA for just over 10 years and visiting many nice camping sites I got interested in camping with a caravan, which I couldn’t hire and tow with a B license. After a long time hesitating to go through the process, I finally embraced it and today I got my EB temporary one. One the thing I must say: although it demands some time from you, it was easier and quicker than I though. So if you are hesitating to upgrade your license to EB, go for it and you won’t regret. Below I’ll summarize all the steps I took.

1. Had to get my Learners license (contacted a driving school which provided me with the studying material and helped me with the test booking and payment). It is required your ID copy and an eye test (you can get it free of charge at any Spec Savers, it is a purple form. You will need another one to book your drive test, but Spec Savers is not allowed to give you two eye test on the day, so you have to go there twice).
2. Passed the Learners;
3. Went for 3 x 1h driving lessons;
4. Booked the driving test (Florida testing station in Roodepoort). The EB drive test includes:
a. Vehicle inspection with the trailer;
b. Yard test (“L” docking, straight reverse, hill and cornering test, parallel parking without the trailer;
c. Route test as per B license route test
5. Passed the yard and route test

I was not in a rush, so I took about 4-5 weeks to go through the whole process and that cost me about R3200 (including the driving school car and trailer hire used for the lessons and test).

Now that I have my EB license I’ll hire a caravan for the first time and if it is really my thing eventually, I’ll buy one. I highly recommend the driving school I used in Florida – Roodepoort and if you want their details just send me a message and I’ll share their details.

Documents required:

-eye test (2x purple form);
- 2 x ID photos
- Learners driver license Original
- Original ID book

Rodrigo

 

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18 Feb 2020 @ 14:41:58 pm
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Thanks for sharing the info and congratulations. Enjoy your caravaning. My son needs to go for his license later this year.  I think its the best to go for it at an young age

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18 Feb 2020 @ 17:16:28 pm
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Rodrigo, well done.

Geert, if possible let your son do the EC.  Dan het hy sommer 'n swaar lisensie wat vir hom in 'n noodgeval werk kan kry.   My dogter en skoonseun het daardie pad geloop want die toets proses was makliker.    Die firma is in Montana iewers.

Regards en groete

 

 

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18 Feb 2020 @ 17:37:20 pm
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Rodrigo, well done.

Geert, if possible let your son do the EC.  Dan het hy sommer 'n swaar lisensie wat vir hom in 'n noodgeval werk kan kry.   My dogter en skoonseun het daardie pad geloop want die toets proses was makliker.    Die firma is in Montana iewers.

Regards en groete

 

 

Dankie Theo.....sal in gedagte hou. Met wat ry  jy dan jou toets? 

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18 Feb 2020 @ 18:10:15 pm
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Geert, Bonus Driving School in Villieria.   Hulle verskaf die voorhaker en die sleepwa. 

Met 'n EC kan jy vir jouself werk kry plaaslik en in die buiteland.    Dit is effe duur om al die lesse te neem.  Ek was trots op my meisiekind toe sy met haar eerste poging beide leerling en bestuur toetse slaag.  Sy hoef nie lorrie te ry nie maar kan nou hulle Bushlapa-wa enige plek heen sleep.

groete

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18 Feb 2020 @ 18:23:49 pm
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Hy het reeds leaners gedoen...is daar verskil....moet hy dit dan oordoen?

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18 Feb 2020 @ 19:28:22 pm
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Dankie vir die bydra.

Baie geluk en hoop ek kamp jou eendag raak.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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19 Feb 2020 @ 06:01:43 am
Butts
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Hy het reeds leaners gedoen...is daar verskil....moet hy dit dan oordoen?

Geert, ek verstaan dit verskil.   Kontak Bonus en hulle sal vir jou die korrekte antwoord gee.

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19 Feb 2020 @ 06:11:06 am
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Baie slim plan om die EC lisensie te doen.  Daar is 'n groot te kort aan betroubare bestuurders daar buite.

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19 Feb 2020 @ 06:13:03 am
Leon
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Thanx for the information Rodrigo.  I think that you post will give some motivation for members to upgrade their licenses

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19 Feb 2020 @ 17:13:23 pm
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Baie slim plan om die EC lisensie te doen.  Daar is 'n groot te kort aan betroubare bestuurders daar buite.

 

Leon, ek dink daar is ook 'n groot behoefte aan betroubare bestuurders hier binne!! Baie ouens dink hulle kan bestuur - met of sonder die nodige lisensies!!

Jammer, ek MOES net kommentaar lewer ....coolfoot-in-mouth

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19 Feb 2020 @ 17:28:38 pm
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Hi guys sorry but I don’t speak Afrikaans unfortunately. Now I’m looking forward to my first trip with a caravan / trailer. I’ll go to the caravan show this weekend to see what is in the market. One that I liked is the Imagine Comfortvan but it looks like will be too expensive for me at this moment. 

Any suggestion of a nice campsite not far from Johannesburg that I could go for the weekend? Thanks. 

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20 Feb 2020 @ 07:51:45 am
Leon
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Hi guys sorry but I don’t speak Afrikaans unfortunately. Now I’m looking forward to my first trip with a caravan / trailer. I’ll go to the caravan show this weekend to see what is in the market. One that I liked is the Imagine Comfortvan but it looks like will be too expensive for me at this moment. 

Any suggestion of a nice campsite not far from Johannesburg that I could go for the weekend? Thanks. 

Sorry Rodrigo.  A forum member commented that it is advise-able to rather get an EC license as there are a lot of work opportunities with such a license.

There are a few Resort around Brits in North West.  About an hours drive from JHB.

Kleinparadys

Drieberge

Dube 

Hartbeeshoek

Bosveld Oase

Bush 'n Buck

Too name but a few.  Their details are on the NET.

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