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Emergency Numbers
EMERGENCY NUMBERS

AA Emergency Breakdown, tel: +27 (0) 83 843 22 or 083 THEAA

Aids Counselling, tel: +27 (0) 41 453 2233

Aids Help Line, tel: +27 (0) 800 012 322

Alcoholics Anonymous Area Service, tel: +27 (0) 41 452 7328 or +27 (0) 861 435 722

Ambulance, tel: 10 177

Atlas Security, tel:  0861 585 585

Aviation Rescue, tel: +27 (0) 41 581 3585

Crimeline, SMS 32211

Disability Hot-Line: +27 (0) 82 290 3764 or +27 (0) 41 368 3707.

FIDELITY ADT: 086 12 12 200 | COMMUNITY INFO CENTRE (CIC): 086 12 12 210 & 073 766 7447

Fire Brigade, tel: +27 (0) 41 585 1555

Gardmed Ambulance, tel: +27 (0) 41 373 6777

Netcare 911 Ambulance Service, tel: +27 (0) 82 911

Netcare Greenacres Hospital Emergency Unit, tel: +27 (0) 41 390 7120

Life Line (PE), tel: +27 (0) 41 373 8666 (Crisis Line)

National Sea Rescue Institute, tel: +27 (0) 41 585 6011

Police Flying Squad, tel: 10 111

Port Elizabeth Weather Office, tel: +27 (0) 82 231 1624



MEDICAL MATTERS

District Surgeon:  041 464 0600.

Hospitals:

Dora Nginza Hospital – Spondo Rd, Zwide, tel: +27 (0) 41 406 4111

Netcare Greenacres Hospital – Ring Road, Greenacres, tel: + 27 (0) 41 390 7120 / 390 7298

Livingstone Hospital – Standford Road, Korsten, tel: +27 (0) 41 405 9111

Mercantile Private Hospital – Durban Road, Korsten, tel: +27 (0) 41 401 2700

Provincial Hospital – Gipson Street, Mount Croix, tel: +27 (0) 41 392 3911

St George’s Hospital – Park Drive, Central, tel: +27 (0) 41 392 6111

Medical Services: Visitors are responsible for their own medical needs and should obtain medical insurance prior to their arrival. Doctors are listed under “Medical” in the Telephone Directory.


 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS – PORT ELIZABETH

Phone:  041 452 7328
Email:  aape@telkomsa.net

Mondays:

  • 7:30pm – St. Marks Church Hall, cnr. Main & Voortrekker Streets, Humansdorp
  • 7pm – Malabar Primary School, Gladiola Street, Malabar
  • 7:30pm – Princess Alice Hall, African Street, Grahamstown
  • 7:30pm – Walmer Town Hall, cnr. 8th & Main Road Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Tuesdays:

  • 7:30pm – Congregational Church, cnr. Rose & Pearson Streets, Central, Port Elizabeth
  • 7:30pm – Moravian Church Hall, Bertram Road, Port Elizabeth
  • 7:30pm – Methodist Hall, cnr. Kenton & Kariega Roads, Kenton
  • 7:30pm – St. Martin de Porres Church Hall, Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth

Wednesdays:

  • 7:30pm – Lorraine Methodist Church Hall, Luneville Road, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth (Ladies)
  • 7:30pm – Peacock Room, Afrox Building, St. George’s Hospital, Park Drive, PE
  • 7:30pm – St. Michael’s Church Hall, Jameson Road, Schauderville
  • 7pm – Kennel Club, Gubb Street, Central Uitenhage

Thursdays:

  • 7:30pm – Holy Spirit Church Hall, cnr. Rensburg & Harrington Streets, Comfort
  • 7:30pm – Methodist Church Hall, cnr. Newton Street & 3rd Avenue, Newton Park, PE
  • 7pm – Goodwill Centre, Campbell Street, Port Alfred

Fridays:

  • 7:30pm – Christ the King Hall, Sable Street, Gelvandale

Saturdays:

  • 4pm – Moravian Church, Bertram Road, Bloemendal (Newcomers Meeting)
  • 5pm – Mater Dei Church Hall, Cape Road (between 4th & 5th Avenues), Newton Park, PE

Sundays:

  • 3pm – Anglican Church, cnr. Spondo & Javu Streets, Zwide, PE
  • 5pm – Peacock Room, Afrox Building, St. George’s Hospital, Ring Road, PE


MONEY MATTERS

Banking hours: Operating hours for commercial banks are Mon. to Fri.  09h00 to 15h30, Sat. 08h30 to 11h00.

Banks:

First National Bank – 293 Cape Road, Newton Park, tel: +27 (0) 41 390 8000

ABSA Commercial Bank – Corporate Place, Ring Road, Greenacres, tel: +27 (0) 41 396 5500

Standard Bank of SA Ltd. – 1 Pickering Street, Newton Park, tel: +27 (0) 41 390 2400

Nedbank – The Bridge Shopping Centre, Ring Road, Greenacres, tel: +27 (0) 41 391 4200

Credit Cards and Travellers’ Cheques: Most shops, restaurants, hotels, etc will accept all major credit cards as well as travellers’ cheques.

Currency: The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR) = 100 cents (c). Notes issued are R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins issued are R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c.

Foreign exchange:  Foreign currency may be exchanged at some Commercial Banks and Travel Agencies.

Tipping: A 10% tip is standard in restaurants.


VAT (Value Added Tax): South Africa has a Value Added Tax System of 14% on purchases and services.  Foreign visitors can reclaim their VAT on collective purchases of more than R250.00.



INFORMATION/TOURISM SERVICES

Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Nelson Mandela Bay:

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (serving Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage & Despatch)

Head Office / Call Centre, Cnr. Mitchell Street & Walmer Boulevard, South End, tel: +27 (0) 41 582 2575 (Mon. to Fri. 08h00 to 16h30)

Airport Visitor Information Centre, PE Airport, Arrivals Hall, Tel: +27 (0) 41 581 0456/7 (Mon. to Fri. 07h00 to 19h00)

Donkin Visitor Information Centre, Donkin Reserve Lighthouse Building, Belmont Terrace, Central, tel: +27 (0) 41 585 8884 (Mon. to Fri. 08h00 to 16h30, Sat. to Sun. 09h30 to 15h30)

Boardwalk Visitor Information Centre, Boardwalk Complex, Marine Drive Entrance tel: +27 (0) 41 583 2030 (Mon. to Sun. 08h00 to 19h00)

Uitenhage Information Office, 73B Graaff-Reinet Road, Uitenhage, tel: +27 (0) 41 922 5214 (Mon. to Fri. 08h00 to 16h30)