No less than six back yard dwellings and one house were destroyed in a fire in the early hours of the morning (Friday, 19 May) at Poppedorp, an informal settlement in Kleinmond.

“The chilly winter nights are fast approaching and we ask that people please be careful when working with flammable objects and not to leave any open flames unattended,” requested Fire Chief, Lester Smith.

Any emergency and/or distress call regarding a fire Incident or accidents can be reported to the Municipality’s 24-hour EMERGENCY ONLY number on 028 312 2400.

For day to day law enforcement complaints, phone 028 313 8980.

For general enquiries ring Overstrand’s control room on 028 313 8000/8111


Other important numbers:

National number for a sea rescue emergency: 112

Ambulance and Rescue telephone number 10177

NSRI Hermanus - 082 990 5967


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Kleinmond 028 271 8400
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