Although incidents of crime against tourists happen rarely in South Africa, tourists should still be aware of the basic emergency procedures to follow should anything happen. It is recommended that you go to the nearest safe and public place

Call the Police Energency Number (10111) which is free from a phone box or landline, and briefly explain what happened

If you are using a mobile phone, call 112 and your call will be transferred to the appropriate emergency service

If you have been injured, the call centre will dispatch an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital. Alternatively, you can call the National Ambulance Service (10177)