Bolt Driver and vehicle requirements in South Africa

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Bolt South Africa has specific requirements for new drivers. Below are requirements for drivers and cars in South Africa:

Bolt Driver Requirements in South Africa

To register as a driver on the Bolt platform, you must have the following driving requirements:

  • A valid South African PrDP (use the Natis link to apply)
  • A clear photo, preferably against the white background without a hat/sunglasses.
  • An Android or iPhone Smartphone with GPS
  • A clear criminal record acquired at your nearest Huru location.
    • Criminal record checks are mandatory and should not be older than 30 days.
    • The report result has to state “No previous convictions” in order for it to be accepted.
  • To take trips, you need a vehicle. All vehicles in South Africa must pass the Dekra Vehicle Shuttle inspection, please visit your closest branch to complete this.
    • Don’t have a vehicle, No Problem! Indicate this on your submission and we’ll use your data to match you with a Fleet Owner.

If you have these requirements, you may continue to complete the following steps to sign up as a driver:

Step 1: Registration

Visit the application portal to start the registration process. You will be asked to enter the following details:

  • Your contact details
  • City (please select the city you would like to operate in here)
  • Driving and/or vehicle documents.

Step 2: Complete training

  • After registration, you will be prompted to complete an online safety training session within the app.
  • Additionally, onboarding guidance can be requested from your app.

Step 3: Activation

  • After you have completed the training session, kindly allow a period of 24-48 hours for profile activation
  • You will receive an SMS with your username
  • Please follow the instructions to create a password.

Bolt Vehicle Requirements in South Africa

To be eligible for Uber platform, your vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • The vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition
  • The vehicle must pass the Dekra Self-inspection.

Metropolitan cities

Vehicle Categories:

  • Johannesburg: Go, Classic, XL, Premium and Van
  • Cape Town: Go, Classic, XL and Premium
  • Durban: Go, Classic and XL

Bolt Go Hatch

  • 2010+ 4-door hatchbacks

Bolt Go Sedan

  • 2010+ Sedans, 7-seaters, SUVs and Vans

Bolt Classic

  • 2015+ Sedans, 7-seaters, SUVs and Vans
  • Driver requirements are specific to the city you operate in

Bolt XL

  • 2013+ 6-7 seaters

Bolt Van

  • 2013+ 8-11 seaters

Bolt Premium

  • 2013+ luxury sedans, SUVs, 6-11 seater vehicles

Remote cities

Vehicle Categories: Go Hatch, Go Sedan and Classic (All cities)

Bolt Go Hatch

  • 2010+ 4-door hatchbacks

Bolt Go Sedan

  • 2010+ Sedans, 7-seaters, SUVs and Vans

Bolt Classic

  • 2015+ Sedans, 7-seaters, SUVs and Vans
  • Driver requirements are specific to the city you operate in

Bolt XL

  • 2010+ 6-7 seater vehicles

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