To report any untoward incidents happening on City of Cape Town council land / public space … such as bark stripping in Newlands or other forests, or tree felling on streetscapes (non-private property)
107 – or else 021 – 480 7700 emergency numbers from any phone, go directly to City control center who will then redirect you. These are both 24/7 lines.
112 – from any cellphone in South Africa, even with no airtime. When this number is dialed, it is followed by an automated menu. But remain calm, because the menu exists as a form of control and filters out abuse of the system.
10111 – if you need police assistance
10177 – if you need an ambulance
If reporting bark stripping on the emergency lines above, they will contact rangers by radio.
Additionally, please email reports of bark-stripping, with the GPS co-ordinates or description of location to:
If reporting actvities involving tree felling in public spaces /streetscapes use the same emergency numbers, and please also email clear pictures of offence /offender, with available witnesses ideally, to: The City Recreation & Parks Department: