Emergency Assistance

Police in South Africa

  • Contact the police by calling 10111 from any South African phone, or 112 from a cell phone, to report emergencies
  • Call 10111 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.
  • For the tourist crisis incident reporting line, call 086-187-4911

Medical (Ambulance) in South Africa

  • In a genuine medical emergency call 10177 for an ambulance.
  • Private ambulance services may be contracted for a fee for medical transport to a private hospital. Below is a list of private ambulance companies operating in South Africa.
    • Netcare 911: 082-911
    • South African Paramedic Services: 021-511-2999
    • ER24: 084-124

Fire Service in South Africa

  • In a genuine emergency call 10177