Mossel Bay

Your Safety

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:

Your Safety in Mossel Bay

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)44 606 2805 – Mossel Bay Police Station

10177 – Ambulance (National Number)

+27(0)86 108 4124 – Private Ambulance Service | ER24

+27(0)44 691  2202 – Mossel Bay Tourism (business hours only)

Information Brochures

Emergency Services

Mossel Bay Police Station

+27 (0)44 606 2800/5

George Rd., Mossel Bay

Police – National Number

Call 10111

Ambulance – National Number

10177

Metro Ambulance

+27 (0)44 805 5070

ER 24 Private Ambulance Service

+27 (0) 84 124

+27 (0)83 454 1175

Life Bay View Private Hospital

c/o Alhof Drive & Ryk Tulbagh Street, Da Nova, Mossel Bay

Phone: +27 (0)44 691 3718

Fax: +27 (0)44 691 1183

Email: susan.oosthuizen@lifehealthcare.co.za

Provincial Hospital

12th Avenue, Da Nova, Mossel Bay

Phone: +27 (0)44 691 2011

Mossel Bay Fire Department

Cnr Louis Fourie & Schoeman, Da Nova, Mossel Bay

Phone: +27 (0)44 691 3722 | +27 (0)44 606 5107

Report Veld Fires 

+27 (0)44 805 5071

Mossel Bay Traffic Department

+27(0)44 606 5201

Corner Essenhout & Louis Fourie Rd., Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay Municipality

+27(0)44 606 5000

Marsh St., Mossel Bay

 

Municipal Water 

+27(0)44 606 5262/82

Municipal Electricity

+27 (0)44 606 5082

SMS Complaints 

44802

Mossel Bay Tourism

Telephone +27(0)44 691 2202

Corner of Market and Church Streets

URLwww.visitmosselbay.co.za

E-mail :admin@visitmosselbay.co.za 

GPS Coordinates 34 10.876 South; 22 8.578 East

Tourist Safety & Support

Ms. Ilse Jacobs

 +27(0)82 492 3968

ilse.jacobs@westerncape.gov.za

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

Mobile: +27 (0)82 990 5954

Email: station15@searescue.org.za or afraser@mosselbay.gov.za

Mossel Bay Surf & Lifesaving

December & January 

+27(0)83 462 1182

Seabird & Penguin Rehabilitation Centre

+27(0)82 364 3382

Mossel Bay Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team 

+27(0)72 227 4715

SPCA

+27(0)44 693 0824

Bill Jeffrey Ave, Mossel Bay

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