Smiles Services

Smiles Driving Academy

Smiles is a locally owned and registered business in the learner’s and driver’s license training and has been serving areas around Pretoria and Centurion since 2009. Our services include learners and driver’s licenses. We strive for excellence because it is an important part of professionalism in any job.

We can assist with the computerized learner’s license tests (currently 7 to 14 days with an 80% pass rate). We strive to make your learning to drive experience with us a powerful and harmonious one.

Smiles Driving Academy


We have offered driving lessons since 2009. The Smiles Driving Academy story started with one car and a dream, and today more than 10years later, we’re proud to showcase our fleet of cars and a team of qualified instructors and administrators.  We make sure each client gets their learner’s and driver’s license with a Smile.

Martin Cronje has always love educating people and helping them reach their driving goals.  After years of planning, Martin started the Smiles Driving School brand, and over 10years developed the Driving School into a full-fledged Driving Academy, that has very high service standards and an excellent first-time pass rate for students.

Our experienced training drivers/teachers ensure you receive the skills you need that you can utilize long after your final driving exam. Our curriculum helps you learn driving techniques intuitively.

Martin Cronje

Owner and Principle Instructor

Martin Cronje and the Smiles Driving Academy offers years of experience and have helped thousands of students successfully get their learners’ and driver’s license. But dont take our word for it, visit our FB page and take a look at our 5* rating. 


  • Pretoria Area

  • Centurion Area

  • We don’t cover areas outside of Pretoria and Centurion, which means we don’t cover Johannesburg or areas surrounding Pretoria.

The Smiles Driving Academy Promise

We strive to make your learning to drive experience with us a powerful and harmonious one.

Smiles Driving Academy’s professional instructors make sure that you test ready before making your learner’s license or driver’s license test bookings.  When you book your Evaluation Lesson, our instructors get a clear picture of your abilities, your strength, and weaknesses.  Thus enabling them to make sure you understand how many hours of training you would need, before going for your test.

Our mission is to be recognized as one of the best driving schools not only in Pretoria but South Africa as a whole. We provide exceptional flexible training services for different types of learner’s and driver’s licences. We cater to the needs of our clients to promote road safety while serving the public.

We make our bookings around our clients’ needs.  We make sure our instructors have enough time to travel between students and accommodate all the student’s needs. Please make sure to double-check your times when booking your classes.

We are dedicated to making our cities’ transportation system, safer, effective, and efficient by training and nurturing our students in a professional facility. We are committed to provide our students with a solid foundation of learners’ and drivers’ education knowledge and help develop their driving skills.

We strive to foster in each of our students the attitudes associated with successful life-long driving by developing positive attitudes, educating traffic rules and regulations with emphasis on the concepts of traffic safety and courtesy.

All the Smiles Driving Academy instructors are professionally trained and ready to give each of our students a high-quality educational, training session.  For more information about our Instructors, or to give feedback about one of our instructors, send us an email at

The realisation of our vision lies in our mission which is to exceed the expectations of our venerable clients. This can be accomplished if we commit our shared values, integrity, credibility, competency, service, accuracy, respect, and excellence which make up our business pillars. Our values will ensure we achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction. We are proud to be one of the best driving schools Pretoria has to offer.

Start Learning to Drive Today

Give us a call to schedule your first driving lesson

  • 072 677 4716 /
    082 377 9858


Here’s what some of our happy Smiles Drivers had to say about our services:

Thank you so much Smiles for your amazing service! I definitely recommend Smiles Driving Academy. They are so quick with all the arrangements and are always so friendly. Thank you to Johan, my instructor, for all your patience with me! You are awesome!

Clarese Venter
We would like to thank smiles ..especially Johan for his excellent service and patience with my two daughters, Marizelle and Zellemari (twins).
I believe in individuals and think the way Johan organise his planning and work with his customer is excellent. He is extremely patient and transparent and makes each student relaxed and comfortable. Both our twins made it the first time.
I can really recommend Smiles driving academy to anyone, especially for parents who need their children to pass with confidence and know how to be excellent future road users.
Thanks again to management and the rest of the Smiles group.
Christelle Smit van Niekerk
Thank you, thank you to everyone in the Smiles Team that made this possible. Today I have a Smile on my face because of you guys🙂. Everything was made easy from the offerings of the packages, the scheduling of the lessons until my last pick-up on the day of my test! Special thanks to Gerhard, my personal best instructor. Thank you for being patient with me and making sure I’m ready for the test, I’ll never forget you  🙏🏼.
Thank you
Themban Shakes Ncalane