Safety in Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is proudly low in crime. It’s one of the safest towns in South Africa – but, as with anything in life, it’s always best to take reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your possessions. Here are some tips:

  • Take advice from the locals – especially about where to go after dark;
  • Avoid walking alone in deserted areas and at lonely look-out points;
  • Avoid carrying large sums of cash and make sure that your bags and cameras are secured with stout straps;
  • Don’t allow strangers to help you at bank teller machines (ATMs) – if you’re unsure of what to do, ask for assistance inside the bank or from your concierge or the manager of your guest house;
  • Please don’t give your money to children and beggars on the streets – it’s usually extorted by more senior people or used to buy glue for sniffing. If you’re moved to help, rather provide food or clothing or contact one of the local service clubs if you’d like to make a cash donation.
  • Lock your doors whenever you leave your car unattended and, at night, park in well-lit areas.
  • Safety In Numbers:
    • 10111 – Police (National Number)
    • +27(0)44 691 2222 – Mossel Bay Police Station
    • 10177 – Ambulance (National Number)
    • +27(0)44 691 1911 – Private Ambulance Service
    • +27(0)44 691 2202 – Mossel Bay Tourism (business hours only)

Emercency Services

Police Station

  • +27(0)44 691 2222 2C
  • George Rd., Mossel Bay

Police – National Number

  • Call 10111

Ambulance

  • +27(0)44 691 3170
  • Provincial Hospital, 21st Ave., Mossel Bay

ER 24 Private Ambulance Service

  • +27(0)084 124
  • Corner Alhof Drive and Ryk Tulbagh St. Da Nova, Mossel Bay

Life Bay View Private Hospital

Mossel Bay Fire Department

  • Cnr Louis Fourie & Schoeman, Da Nova, Mossel Bay
  • Phone: +27 (0)44 691 3722

Traffic Department

  • +27(0)44 606 5201
  • Corner Essenhout & Louis Fourie Rd., Mossel Bay

Water & Electricity

  • +27(0)44 606 5041
  • Marsh St., Mossel Bay

SPCA

  • +27(0)44 693 0824
  • Bill Jeffrey Ave, Mossel Bay

Fire Brigade

  • +27(0)44 691 3722
  • Corner Louis Fourie Rd. & Schoemann St., Mossel Bay

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

Provincial Hospital

  • 12th Avenue, Da Nova, Mossel Bay
  • Phone: +27 (0)44 691 2011

Mossel Bay Municipality

  • +27(0)44 606 5000
  • Marsh St., Mossel Bay

 

Mossel Bay Surf & Life Saving Club

  • Mobile: +27 (0)83 462 1182

Southern Cross Life Saving Club

  • Mobile: +27 (0)82 740 7654

Mossel Bay Tourism

Ambulance Services

  • 12th Avenue, Mossel Bay
  • Phone: +27 (0)44 691 1911
  • Toll-free number is 10177

Tourist Emergency

  • +27(0)44 878 2139  or +27(0)82 492 3968