Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency Tel Numbers

Contact Emergency Services: +27 (0)44 302 8911 all hours

Fire and Rescue

The municipality’s Fire and Rescue Services respond to and deal with all types of fires and emergencies, ranging from structural, informal settlement, veld fires and motor vehicle fires. The service extends its work to other emergencies and rescues, snake catching, search and rescue and motor vehicle extrications, as well as hazardous material fires.
We also strive to provide a safer environment for our residents, visitors and staff, by creating awareness of the dangers associated with fire in our communities.
We currently consist of 4 fire stations in Knysna (main station), Sedgefield, Karatara and Masifunde in the Northern Areas.

Contact Fire & Rescue Services: +27 (0)44 302 8911 / WhatsApp +27 (0)60 998 6969


Traffic Services focus on monitoring the roads, managing traffic violations and ensuring the safety of drivers and pedestrians on the town’s roads.

To report incidents to Traffic Services contact: Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6551 or 6337 

Email: traffic@knysna.gov.za 

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement is also operating within the municipality’s Public Safety Division. Their primary function is to enforce by-laws throughout the municipality.

Contact Law Enforcement Services: +27 (0)44 302 6551