SOUTH AFRICA LOCATION

 SOUTH AFRICA LOCATION

If you are looking for a premium South Africa location fixer for your film or television production, you have come to the right place!

The low costs, endless location options in Cape Town, Johannesburg and the rest of the country plus fantastic weather all contribute to a location that can satisfy a wide range of needs and budgets.

Easy access to South Africa film visas and film permits as well as low barriers to bringing production equipment in have also contributed to a compelling argument for you to seriously consider a South Africa location for your next production.

Contact Rodney or Nikki at FilmFixers. We’re pretty sure that your next location is right here.

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ACCESS

With little exception, South Africa provides unparalleled access – certainly from an African perspective. Over 30 international airlines fly into South Africa – with direct flights into locations like Johannesburg, Cape Town and – to a lesser extent – Durban.

All major cities in South Africa are connected by low-cost airlines and highways. South Africa has an impressive interconnected road network, providing simplified access to all corners of the country. There are regular gas stations supplying all routes.

AFFORDABILITY

South Africa is a very affordable television production destination from most perspectives. Besides providing diverse location options within reasonable distance of each other – something which dramatically reduces travel and time – accommodation, food and vehicle hire are extremely cost-effective and competitive.

South Africa is often referred to as ‘a world in one country’, offering diverse locations to suit most requirements, as well as multi-episode series which require diversity.

Travelling from west to east opens up the arid Kalahari desert with rich Namaqualand culture, through the semi-desert of the Karoo, to the sub-tropical areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

From north to south, the road takes you through the wildlife-rich lowveld, up to the Highveld escarpment that is home to Jonhannesburg, and then steadily down to the Mediterranean-like climes of Cape Town, with the wild Wild Coast and Garden Route adding further diversity to the palette.

Bring in your equipment – South Africa is part of the ACU (African Customs Union) and works with the ATA Carnet system. This means that bringing your equipment in and out of South Africa is seamless – and that moving equipment between members of the ACU (Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho etc.) is equally painless.

Using Film Fixers as your South Africa location fixer will ensure that your production is in safe hands.

Hiring equipment – we have relationships with most major equipment hire companies in South Africa, so accessing equipment is relatively simple – including top-end cameras and lenses. Pricing is relatively competitive – something we monitor and manage on your behalf – and is more than offset by the savings incurred through overweight baggage, insurance etc.

The climate and weather of South Africa is as diverse as its biomes and natural habitats – with climatic conditions  ranging from subtropical to desert, and everything in between. The South African summer runs from November through to March where typical sunny days and cool nights can be experienced with some variation. Most of South Africa’s rainfall also occurs during the summer months – with Johannesburg and the Highveld region offering predictable, sunny winter days.

It is the diversity of the climatology in South Africa that makes it an excellent provider of filming locations, offering strong archetypes. The vast interior mostly supports a moderate to semi-arid plateau, with the driest climates being the desert regions in the north-north-west. The perimeter of the country is hugged by varying degrees of subtropics, and a Mediterranean climate in the lower south-west.

Blyde River Canyon – 3rd-largest canyon in the world, offering multiple location options

Lowveld – safari/savanna and luxury lodge location options to suit all requirements – and budgets

Downtown Johannesburg – a real African city with beautiful buildings, textures and contrasts

Cape Town – offering a multitude of choices, with the iconic Table Mountain, beautiful beaches and so much more.

Drakensberg – tough, unforgiving mountain range with spectacularly beautiful locations.

Namaqualand – arid edge of the Namib desert, with unforgiving, stark landscapes and timeless communities of the ‘first people’ – the Khoi and San.

Winelands – stretching from the tip of Africa up into the ‘Klein Karoo’, offering vast differences in terroir and varietals – and landscapes.

Wild Coast – the beautiful, wild Eastern Cape coast and interior that lives up to its name.

Garden Route – the Southern Cape coastal region, with beautiful forests and lush vegetation interspersed with beautiful beaches and rugged coastline

Kalahari – one of the oldest deserts in the world, stretching down the interior of Southern Africa and home to the San in a breathtaking hostile terrain

Karoo – offering unsurpassed arid, dramatic landscapes and vegetation

Cape Fold Mountains – the majesty of range after range of towering mountains – and mountain passes – stretching thousands of kilometres

SOUTH AFRICA IS A PREMIUM  LOCATION FOR YOUR FILM AND TV PRODUCTION

Film Fixers has spent over 16 years producing content in South Africa, from travel, adventure and reality to documentaries and still shoots.  When it comes to locations in South Africa, there are very few who can match our level of knowledge and relationships, and when it comes to assisting television crews, there are very few South African Fixers who can match our depth of experience and skills. Cape Town and Johannesburg as locations are just the tip of the iceberg – let us show you exactly how versatile this country is when it comes to locations.

WHY SOUTH AFRICA?

  • Easy access
  • Very affordable
  • Seamless Customs experience
  • Easy Visa and Permit System
  • Diverse location options