Stay Safe

Taken from official COP/CMP7 site:

In general:

  • Don’t carry a camera openly in the city. Please take care when using your camera, as this will identify you as a tourist and could draw unnecessary attention.
  • Avoid wearing jewellery and expensive watches.
  • If you are accosted, remain calm and be co-operative.
  • Be extra-careful when drawing money from a bank machine [ATM]

When on foot:

  • Carry your handbag across your body.
  • Do not carry an excessive amount of cash on you.
  • Do not leave valuables exposed (on a seat or the ground) while having a meal or drink.
  • Do not let strangers get too close to you – especially people in groups.

On the road:

  • Lock all your car doors.
  • Never leave anything worth stealing in view when your car is unattended.

On the beach:

  • Take only the bare essentials.
  • Do not leave valuables, especially cameras, unattended.
  • Safeguard car keys by pinning them to your swimming gear, or putting them in a waterproof wallet or splash box and taking them into the water with you.


Police and Flying Squad: 10111
Metro Police: 031 361 0000
Ambulance: 10177
Netcare Medical Response: 082 911
EMRS Medical Response: 10177

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