The shot-stopper, who is owned by Witbank Spurs, has plied his trade across several teams in South Africa. He has confirmed that he is one a week-long trial with the Chilli Boys.
"I am training at Chippa. It is an opportunity to train with Farouk Abrahams, who I have always respected as a coach and am honoured to be around," he tells KickOff.com.
"I haven't signed yet but I am on trial where I hope to impress. It is a seven day trial until the end of the week and then we will see what the story is."
De Villiers' arrival at Philippi ties perfectly well with Kassaly Daouda's (Niger) January absence for Africa Cup of Nations duty, suggesting that the 6ft2 goalkeeper could come in as a replacement.
"It has nothing to do with it [Kassaly going to Afcon], but I hope to add some value to the squad and see if I can help maintain their PSL status.
"I know the dog fight [of the relegation battle]. I have been there with Jomo Cosmos. I know what works and what doesn't work.
"Hopefully with hard work I can help guide the squad, help them train and add more experience."