Emergency Numbers

Emergency Information for Cape Town

These are the most important Cape Town Emergency Numbers:

Please take the time to store these numbers in your phone and cell phone and print them out and put them on your fridge or somewhere you have got easy access to when an emergency or crisis arrises, which hopefully will never happen...

Fire, Police, Ambulance (Call Centre) 107

Cellphone Emergency: 112

• Police - Flying Squad: 10 111

• Fire Department: 021 535-1100

In case of medical emergency

• Ambulance: 10 177

• ER 24 Emergency Medical Care: 084-124

• Netcare Emergency Medical Care: 082-911

• Poison Information at Red Cross Childrens Hospital: 021-6895227

Do you need the Telephone number of a Private Hospital in Cape Town, then go to Cape Town hospitals.

Important Helpline Numbers when out and about

Take these Cape Town emergency numbers with you.

• Sea Rescue: 021-449-3500

• Table Mountain National Park Rangers: 086-110-6417

• Mountain Rescue Service: 021-984-9900

Armed Response Companies

Should any emergency regarding your personal safety occur at home contact your Armed Response Team.

Should you need their meet and greet services when you arrive home late at night and are not sure if somebody followed you. They make sure their customers get into their homes safely.

• ADT: 086-1212-401

• Chubb: 086-1021-911

• City Bowl: 086-015-1515

• District Watch: 021-559-3024

• Halt Security: 021-975-1503

• Roman: 021-982-0563

• Star Alarms: 021-557-1455

Crisis Help Lines

• Aids Help Line: 0800-012-322

• Child Line: 0800-055-555

• Child Protection: 0800-111-213

• Life Line: 0800-102-322

Expat Cape Town Tip:

Store in your cell phone your next of kin or emergency family contact under ICE (which stands for In Case of Emergency)

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