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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Cape Town (May 26, 2022)
June 13, 2022

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Cape Town (May 26, 2022)

Location: U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town

Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town would like to advise visitors that Reddam Avenue between the U.S. Consulate General and Steenberg Village incurs frequent criminal acts against our visitors.  Use extra cautionary care if you walk on this avenue.  Be situationally aware of your surroundings.  If walking along Reddam Avenue, it is best to walk on the west sidewalk (side of the Consulate General).   Another option is to drive a vehicle on this road.  As with previous guidance, it is best to avoid large crowds of people.  If you come upon a crime in progress, move away from the area immediately, head towards a safe location, and then notify the police (call: 10-111).

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings;
  • Keep a low profile;
  • Maintain vigilance along Reddam Avenue;
  • Minimize walking along Reddam Avenue;
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates; and
  • For information regarding emergency preparedness, please visit  https://www.ready.gov/kit.


U.S. Embassy Pretoria

(Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services)

877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Tel: +27-12-431-4000


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U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

(Covering the provinces of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State)

1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst


Tel: +27-11-290-3000; after-hours: +27-79-111-1684

U.S. Consulate General Durban

(Covering KwaZulu-Natal Province)

Delta Towers, 31st floor, 303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street


Tel: +27-79-111-1445

U.S. Consulate General Cape Town

(Covering the provinces of Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Northern Cape)

2 Reddam Avenue, Tokai


Tel: +27 21-702-7300; after-hours: +27-79-111-0391

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444

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