Our city boasts breathtakingly beautiful manicured and wild parks with attractive vegetation, stunning views and unique landscapes.
Cape Town’s 221km² Table Mountain National Park is extremely diverse with several fabulous film locations. This includes the top of Table Mountain of course, and Cape Point peninsula and lighthouse. There are various forest settings, dams, an animal camp with acacia trees, abseiling points, and a quarry. Signal Hill and Lion’s Head both fall within the park and are perfect locations to capture overhead shots of the city or views of Table Mountain.
Noordhoek’s long, unspoilt beach and Boulder’s – home to hundreds of African Penguins, also fall within the national park. The picturesque, winding Chapman’s Peak Drive with its spectacular views lends itself to dramatic footage. Finally, Deer Park on the slopes of Table Mountain, brags with indigenous fynbos and has picnic spots, dog walkers, nature trails, and even a cave, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Ask your local service providers to take you to the magnificent Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens if you need another park in which to film. The gardens are vast and include a tree canopy walkway and sculpture garden. Day and night concerts are often enjoyed at the gardens, as are picnics and hiking.
Greenpoint Park offers various settings suitable for film shoots including playgrounds, a biodiversity garden, tree-lined avenues, exercise areas, and water features. The apartment blocks surrounding the park give it an urban feel.
Then there’s the nearby Three Anchor Bay, with its light house and a promenade filled with people running, cycling and walking their dogs. A large green space parallel to the promenade has a number of outdoor gyms and art installations.
Be sure to get a permit before filming in one of our magnificent parks.