South African Rand
South African Rand
Photo Credit: 'Cape Town - Pretty Kitty', taken by Frans Marais on a Juice Film Shoot. Submitted by Carmen Amos from Juice Film www.juicefilm.tv
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the legislative capital. The South African coastline stretches about 2,500 km, and across two oceans.
South Africa has a great production and advertising infrastructure in place to help you to capture all it has to offer on film and the population is as diverse as the landscape. While it does have statistically high levels of crime, this should not deter you from visiting or working in Cape Town. Put yourself in the capable hands of your production crew and be aware and you will be safe.
South Africa has a varied topography and climate, making for endless shooting landsapes. From desert to sea, to sub tropical, to plateau, to lush greenery, the scenery is ever changing. It is also one of only 17 countries that is considered 'megadiverse' with over 20,000 different types of plants or 10% of the known species on Earth. It is also home to some rather far out animals!
Not req'd for Brit, US, Can, Aus citizens for up to 90 days. Passports must have 2 blank pages for stamps. Citizens of Cyp, Hung, Pol and Slov Rep can stay for 30 days. Nationals of Bulg, Est, Latv, Lith, Rom and Slovenia require visas
Jan1 NY Day; Mar21 Human Rights Day; Good Fri & Easter Mon;Apr27 Freedom Day; May1 Workers Day;Jun16 Youth Day, Aug9 Nat'l Women's Day;Sep24 Heritage Day; Dec16 Day of Reconciliation; Dec25 Christmas Day; Dec26 Day of Goodwill
Summers are hot and dry. Winter months of June and July are rather more wet. Temperatures range from 10 (at night) to 20 degrees C in winter nand 15-25 in summer
There are 11 languages officially recognized in the constitution. English is the most commonly spoken but it is only the 5th most spoken language in the home
Cape Town International Airport
The second biggest airport in South Africa is located around 20km east from the centre of the city. It can easily reached by all National Roads and situated directly at the N2 near Bellville
Public transportation in Cape Town is not that great, so your best bet is to hire a car, or better yet, a driver.
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