Information about Safety

Stellenbosch is a safe town. That said, there is always petty crime to ruin a holiday.

  • Dial 10111 for Emegencies
  • Beware of Strangers, you don't know them, they don't know you, why would they strike up a conversation with you
  • Lock all doors at night and during the day
  • Be conservative with jewelry in public
  • Don't accept help from strangers at ATMs and bank machines
  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Do not carry around large sums of cash
  • Be aware of your surroundings when stopping at red lights at night
  • Avoid stopping at Petrol Stations at night
  • Visit townships accompanied by an official guide who knows the area