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Volkswagen Advanced Driving

Welcome to Volkswagen Advanced Driving. At Volkswagen Advanced Driving, we offer a full range of advanced driving courses designed to help ensure your personal safety on the road. Not only will you gain practical driving experience, but also confidence to deal with potential dangers, from avoiding collisions, to the optimal way to respond in a hijack situation. Course vehicles include the Polo GTI, Golf GTI, Golf R, T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan and Amarok. Volkswagen Advanced Driving is based at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West. A certificate of either participation and/or attendance, which is valid for one year, is awarded to you on completion of each course. Our advanced driving courses benefit from the latest developments in driver safety, and our experienced and professional instructors will help you have fun while you learn.

*Valid drivers license required for all courses.

Why choose Volkswagen Advanced Driving Course Academy

  • Experience the latest Volkswagen products and their technology
  • We have a professional driving instructor in each vehicle at all times
  • On site medic
  • Improve your driving whilst having fun
  • Certificate on successful completion of your Advanced Driving Course

Night School Safety Driving 

Discover the key to safer night-time driving with our Night School Safety Driving Course. As the sun sets and darkness falls, the challenges on the road multiply, demanding a heightened level of skill and awareness. Our comprehensive course goes beyond basic driving techniques and is designed to equip drivers with the knowledge and techniques essential for navigating the roads at night. From understanding the intricacies of low-light conditions, defensive driving techniques, hi-jack prevention, practical experience of hazard avoidance, to increased knowledge on your vehicles safety systems. Enrol in our Night School Safety Driving Course to become an even better driver and ensuring that South African roads are safer for all. 

Driving Course

Skidpan, Defensive Driving & Hi-Jack Prevention. Start this full-day course with a lesson in vehicle dynamics, whereby a practical on the skidpan follows. Put this theory into practice as you experience emergency simulations. The defensive driving module ensures greater awareness when faced with day-to-day driving situations. Learn how to predict and identify hazards and escape routes, in order to place your vehicle in the safest possible position on the road. The Hi-Jack Prevention will help with important information to either avoid the situation or survive the potential possibility of being hijacked.

Driving Courses

High Performance Driving Course. Anyone can drive fast in a straight line, but not everyone can react quickly and safely around corners. This full day course will give you the ability to vary your speeds effectively according to different road and traffic conditions. Start the day with a lesson in vehicle dynamics, and then put theory into practice as you experience emergency simulations on the skidpan.  Hone your technique through practical exercises on the race circuit, as you learn about Volkswagen’s technological and safety features.

For course bookings or enquires please contact 082 848 0208 or

Amarok off-road
Driving Courses

Amarok 4x4 Experience. Experience the Amarok and the power of tough used smartly. The day starts with some insights into off-road theory, followed by the chance to tackle various terrains and obstacles on the challenging 4x4 route. You’ll learn various 4x4 techniques, as well as methods you can use to conquer any obstacle. Vehicle recovery and how to safely remove your vehicle from any situation using the latest recovery equipment and techniques will also be demonstrated.


Volkswagen also offers 3 additional courses which range from driving on a track all the way to driving your business forward. The Road Safety Workshop that will teach you and your staff how to maintain a vehicle’s safety and also how to be a diligent driver no matter the conditions or hazards on the road. New employees or a company driver? The Driver Assessment checks that the driver is as worthy on the road as their roadworthy vehicle. Finally, book a Team Building session with either a 4x4 or track experience and get to know your people behind the wheel of The People’s Car.

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