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18 September 2023 Media Release: The Garden Route and Klein Karoo – An Ideal Film Destination

Media Release: The Garden Route and Klein Karoo – An Ideal Film Destination

18 September 2023

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo, stretches from Witsand to Plettenberg Bay, right around to Oudtshoorn as well as Calitzdorp and Ladismith on the infamous R62. Situated about 280km from Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s richest treasures, where you can lose yourself in nature, between majestic mountain ranges, breath-taking views, a natural garden of rich, colourful vistas, with valleys and lakes, rivers and forests, with miles upon miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches and a brilliant blue coastline.

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo comprise locations for TV, Film and Commercials, and is ideally placed to not only manage any overflows from other filming destinations but to become a major player in its own right in the industry. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo has a competitive advantage with their multiple localities and is able to package and offer a wide range of locations (forests, vineyards, mountains, farms, tree houses, tented camps, dams, rivers, beaches, airport, railway, game lodges, caves, heritage sites and buildings, industrial areas, which is broader than just its internationally recognised natural advantages). A range of services are available and on offer in the district to assist the industry in producing high-quality films in the Garden Route district.

𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗪𝗶𝗻, 𝗞𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗼, 𝗞𝗻𝘆𝘀𝗻𝗮, 𝗙𝗮𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗻, 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗮 𝘀𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱, 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗮𝗿, 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗯 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿, 𝗣𝗮𝗱 𝗻𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝘂 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘁, 𝗔𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗺, 𝗗𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲.

𝗧𝗩 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝘆𝗹𝗹𝘀: 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝟮, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝟭 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝟮, 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗦𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀, 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗼𝗲, 𝗧𝗿𝗼𝘆: 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗻𝘂𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗹𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀.

A policy framework and permitting system were developed and are in place to facilitate, regulate and standardise filming within the Garden Route district to provide for the issuing of film permits, filming in environmentally sensitive areas, the use of municipal services during filming and to provide for filming in public areas.

FIND OUT MORE: To explore the many film shoot options and locations in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo, get in touch today.

𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻

Patric Walton (Chairperson of the board)
Tel: +27 79 554 5046