Locations

FILM THE WORLD IN ONE CITY

If location is everything, Cape Town has it all. From towering mountains to rolling waves – bustling cityscapes to desolate landscapes.

You could shoot New York in the morning, tropical paradise over lunch and the Alps in the evening – the only limit is your imagination. Some of the most popular locations in the Western Cape are found in the central business district with a variety of urban looks and various types of architecture, as well as stunning natural beauty – so diverse that almost any country in the world can be replicated within a 2 hour radius of the city of Cape Town.

Cape Town’s iconic locations including Robben Island, Cape Town Stadium, Lion’s Head, Artscape Theatre and the Grand Parade among others, have featured in a number of big screen and television hits.
Iconic locations and narratives used in famous films include:

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison, City Hall and Cape Town Film Studios

Safe House
Lion’s Head, St. George’s Mall, Artscape Theatre, Fountain Circle, Grand Parade and Cape Town Stadium

Invictus
Newlands Rugby Stadium, school sports field (Bishops or Rondebosch Boys)

District Six
The title and premise of District 9 inspired by events in District Six

The Last House on the Left
The Helderberg Nature Reserve

Doomsday
Ratanga Junction/Century City precinct

Blood Diamond
V&A Waterfront, Table Bay Harbour

Lord of War
Camps Bay

Homeland
Artscape Theatre, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town Mosques

Tomb Raider
Hout Bay, Cape Town Studios

Dredd
The Cape Town Film Studios

The Cape Town Film Studios has also featured in Black Sails, Mandela: Long Walk, Mad Max: Fury Road

ARCHITECTURE

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