Cape Town has long been a favoured destination for TV and film shoots, and the city is also gaining a reputation as a prime location for commercial filming.
International teams coming to South Africa can expect a favourable exchange rate, granting them access to high production values at very competitive costs. But this isn’t the only advantage to producing commercials in the Mother City.
What makes Cape Town the perfect place to bring your concept to life? The city is a hotspot for creative resources, skills and locations making it a haven for commercial directors worldwide.
Locations: From a choice of beautiful natural and architectural backdrops, to state-of-the-art studios, Cape Town has got it all. View more Cape Town filming locations.
Variety: Cape Town has approximately 5 000 identified filming locations in public spaces, plus a huge variety of privately-owned sites available for commercial production.
Talent: Cape Town is home to an incredibly diverse talent pool.
Support: The city has a bustling local industry with highly experienced crew, technicians and producers available to work with you.
Infrastructure: Getting from one Cape Town location to the next is quick and easy, and broadband connectivity is good.
Reputation: Cape Town is home to a variety of well-established companies known for producing award-winning commercials for world-leading brands.
Location compatibility: Cape Town and the Western Cape have a diverse landscape, giving producers the option to replicate all sorts of international locations, while filming at a lower cost than these destinations.
Time zone: South Africa’s time zone and easy travel from Europe make it an especially appealing location for producers coming from the UK and throughout the EU.
Daylight hours: Long hours of daylight in the summer months (from as early as 5:30 to as late as 20:00) allow for better shooting conditions for longer durations of time.
Cape Town is a prominent media and digital technology hub in South Africa. Filming in the city opens doors to all sorts of creative collaborations with a variety of skilled creative professionals.