Which K53 Book To Use?

 

There are a number of K53 learner’s and driver’s licence books available these days. If you’re not sure which one to use, this page should help you choose the best one for your needs.

 

All the books listed here are accurate and complete

  • All the K53 books featured on this website have been carefully reviewed and can be recommended as being complete and accurate according to the requirements of the official National Road Traffic Act and its Rules and Regulations.
  • Books and digital products that have been found to contain information that is not clearly explained, or which contains errors, are not featured on this site.
  • At each reprint, the books or CDs featured here have included the latest changes to the legislation where applicable to the K53 tests.
  • Each product featured on this site meets the standards of good, plain language that is easy to understand. Some of the books – and the CD-ROM – go the extra mile with additional helpful learning methods to help the student learn and understand the material as easily and quickly as possible.

Every book on this website passes the test of completeness and accuracy, so the choice of which K53 book to use is more about your own preferences. What style of presentation suits YOUR style of learning best?

Below are short book reviews that very briefly summarise each book in terms of its presentation format and teaching method, and the kinds of readers it would appeal to most.

 

 

Learner’s and Driver’s Licence combinations

 

The New Official K53 Manual (A4 format)

Available in paper and downloadable eBook editions

The New Officlal K53 Manual

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  • Very thorough content with additional practice test questions as well as answers and explanations
  • Includes 3 practice tests and 242 test questions in all
  • Full-colour illustrations to support the text
  • Liked by those who want concise explanations to help understanding
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader
  • Click this link to look inside this manual (opens new window)

 

The Official K53 Learner’s and Driver’s Made Easy (A4 format)

Available in paper and downloadable eBook editions

The Official K53 Learner's and Driver's Made Easy - Book

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  • The only manual that illustrates every rule of the road
  • Liked by those who enjoy this book’s particular style of full-colour odd-ball characters demonstrating the rules of the road and road signs
  • Includes a 100-question mock test with a list of the correct answers
  • Also include and extra 94 test-yourself questions spaced throughout the book, with a list of the correct answers given on the answers page
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader
  • Click here to look inside this manual (opens new window)

 

The All-in-One K53 Learner’s and Driver’s Tests (A4 format)

The All-in-One K53 Learner's and Driver's Licence Tests book front cover

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  • The first manual to include both the learner’s and driver’s licence test information
  • Well presented and organised, with crisp, easy-to-understand language
  • Full-colour illustrations used in an appropriate manner, with several of them being in the form of a road layout running down the outside margins
  • Liked by people who want a conventional-style instruction manual that is easy to read and understand
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader

 

The Complete Learner’s and Driver’s Licence (A4 format)

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  • Now with a better quality paper and cover
  • Other than the road signs, which are in colour, the book is a black and white publication with B & W illustrations for the driving test manoeuvres and yard test layouts
  • Includes a 100-question practice test with a list of the correct answers
  • Liked by those who don’t feel a need for supportive colour illustrations in all sections
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader

 

 

Learner’s Licence only

 

Pass your Learner’s Easily (A4 format)

Available in paper and downloadable eBook editions

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  • The first book to be produced with many cartoon-style full-colour images that actually support specific content rather than just being on the pages for decoration
  • The first manual to include a mock test
  • The first book to come out with simple language that everyone can understand
  • The first book to be requested by a provincial traffic chief to be translated into a fourth language for his province
  • The all-time favourite and most-used book for the learner’s licence test in South Africa
  • Its easy to use, easy to read, and the neat and orderly presentation format truly helps you to pass your learner’s easily
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader
  • Click here to look inside the manual (opens new window)

 

Shuters K53 Learner’s Licence Manual

Shuters K53 Learner's Licence Manual

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  • First published in 2012 specially for sale through schools, though also available at other outlets
  • Liked by the many who enjoy a neat, logical layout with quiz-type activities to support their learning
  • Neatly laid out with all the info you need for passing the official test
  • Includes a mock test to give you practice and experience for writing the official test
  • Has shaded panels with extra tips and hints
  • Has a practical revision activity at the end of each key section of the syllabus – something unique to Learner’s Licence manuals
  • Has a chapter of important motoring principles to help with understanding
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader
  • Click here to look inside the manual (opens new window)

 

Pass Your Learner’s Licence First Time (A5 format)

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  • A budget edition in a useful compact size
  • Liked by those who just want the facts without illustrations or additional explanations
  • Full-colour with a few fun cartoon-style illustrations interspersed here and there
  • Well laid out in an orderly manner, with concise text
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader

 

Driver’s Licence only

Note: The publishers have advise that these Driver’s Licence books are being phased out in favour of the manuals covering both the Learner’s Licence and the Driving Licence tests in one book. While stocks are still available, they’ll remain on this page.

Pass your Driver’s Easily (A4 format)

  • Pass Your Driver's Easily book front coverThe first driver’s licence manual to come out with simple language that everyone can understand
  • Liked by those who relate to the Pass your Learner’s Easily presentation style
  • It’s easy to use and easy to read. The neat and orderly presentation truly helps you to pass your driver’s easily

 

Pass Your Driver’s Licence First Time (A5 format)

  • Pass Your Driver's Licence First Time book front coverFor light motor vehicles only
  • A budget edition for the learner’s licence test, in useful and compact size
  • Liked by those who just want the facts without illustrations or additional explanations
  • Full-colour with a few fun cartoon-style illustrations interspersed here and there
  • Well laid out in an orderly manner, with concise text
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader

 

Pass Your Motorcycle Licence First Time (A5 format)

  • Pass Your Motorcycle Licence First Time book front coverFor motorcycles only, in similar presentation to the motor vehicles edition above
  • Liked by those who just want the facts without illustrations or additional explanations, and not all the motor vehicle test info
  • Track layout diagrams included for each manoeuvre
  • Well laid out in an orderly manner, with concise text
  • No sponsor adverts to distract attention or confuse the reader

 

 

Learning to drive/driving lessons

IMPORTANT: The K53 driving test is a practical test where you get to show the examiner that you are a competent driver. You cannot learn to drive from a book. The driver’s licence books featured here explain everything about the test so that you’ll know exactly what and how you will be tested.

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Therefore, in addition to this preparatory knowledge you do need to take driving lessons with a qualified driving instructor, preferably one who is registered with SAIDI – The Southern African Institute of Driving Instructors.

When you are ready to make a booking for driving lessons, don’t be shy to ask the driving school to show you proof of membership of SAIDI. After all, YOU are paying for the lessons, so you want to be sure you have a competent instructor.

 

Related pages

Learner’s Licence Books – Overview

Learner’s And Driver’s Combo – Overview

Which K53 Book To Use? (Comments About Each)

Topscore Interactive CD Covering Both Learner’s And Driver’s Test – Disc or downloadable

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