From pristine beaches to bustling cityscapes, Cape Town is home to a host of film locations for rent, making it popular with international location scouts.
Shooting on location makes all the difference when it comes to creating an authentic-looking production, and Cape Town has it all. You could shoot skyscrapers in the morning, a tropical paradise over lunch and a desolate mountain landscape in the evening – the only limit is your imagination.
Some of the most popular locations are found in Cape Town’s central business district, which has a rich architectural heritage. The greater Western Cape also offers a wealth of diverse natural beauty, all within a 2-hour radius of the city.
Cape Town is also known for its world-famous landmarks, including Robben Island, Cape Town Stadium, Lion’s Head, Artscape Theatre and the Grand Parade to name a few. These film locations have appeared in many major feature films and acclaimed TV series over the years.
Here are some of the iconic Cape Town film locations that have made an appearance on the big and small screens:
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom:
The Last House on the Left:
Lord of War:
While the movie was filmed in Johannesburg, the title and premise of District 9 are inspired by events in District 6 in Cape Town.
Cape Town Film Studios have also been featured in Black Sails and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The City of Cape Town Film Permit Office (CTFPO) provides permission for shoots in Cape Town. The City’s online application system is easy and efficient.
A Cape Town film permit will give you the opportunity to tell your story against one of the world’s most iconic backdrops, with the added benefits of long daylight hours and world-class talent.