For the Cape Town CCID’s directory of social services please see their brochure here.

For a list of homeless shelters in Cape Town please see this directory from the Western Cape Government.

Click here for a list of all emergency numbers from the Western Cape Government.

Other helpful local resources are listed below.



ACVV Cape Town provides child protection services for children under the age of 18. Including risk and safety assessments and placement of children in temporary safe care.


Bee Removal

Robert and Deborah Post (Busy Bees)


Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Non-owned animal emergencies : 083 326 160

Owned animal emergencies : 021 700 4145 / 4164


City of Cape Town – All Emergencies

Tel: 107 (Toll-free from landlines)


City of Cape Town – Vagrants Hotline


City of Cape Town – Ward Councillor

Brandon Golding

dpv watch


DPVwatch enables a platform to ensure effective and quick responses to criminal activity and ensures that all members of the community are empowered with information via well developed communication channels.


Khulisa Social Solutions

Khulisa Social Solutions / Streetscapes provides sheltered employment within the green economy to chronically homeless participants through its Streetscapes work-based rehabilitation programme, and assists with social work sessions to reintegrate them into society.


SANparks Table Mountain National Park

Rangers Station


Service Dining Rooms

The Service Dining Rooms has been preparing and serving hot meals to those in need since 1935. (Coffee 07h00, Lunch 11h30)


Snake Sightings

Vard Arman - 082 539 4452
E-mail: h.vardaman@gmail.com

Deon van Zyl - 083 444 6983
Email: g_vanzyl@mweb.co.za

Elroy Arends - 082 616 0090

Shaun - 082 532 5033
Email: Snakes.inc@telkomsa.net

Margo Wilkie - 082 480 5077

Snake Getters: Tracy Dawson & Gary Montague-Fryer
082 639 4310

Braam - 082 560 3187

Please consider a donation to the snake catcher to cover their expenses as they are volunteers…


    TB HIV Care – Discarded Needles

    TB HIV Care is an NGO in the CBD working to prevent transmission of HIV/Aids and TB in our communities. A key part of their work is a drug rehabilitation and needle exchange programme for the homeless. TB HIV Care also run proactive clean-ups in problematic areas and they have established a single “HOTLINE” contact number on whatsapp where residents can contact them about discarded needles, incidents and hotspots for public drug use to be addressed. TB HIV Care HOTLINE number is 079 589 8834


    The Hope Exchange (Ladles of Love)

    The Hope Exchange helps homeless clients on the streets with ablution facilities, meals, clothing, clinic care and social support.



    Watchcom bridges the gap between the volunteer neighbourhood watch members/residents and professional resources such as the South African Police Service, Security Service Providers (ADT, CBAR), City Improvement Districts (OKCID, GPCID, CCID), Metro Police, Law Enforcement, Traffic Services, and SANParks.