Cape Town’s breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery will once again be filmed internationally and locally in films and commercials, amid the Covid-19 pandemic’s strict measures.
The Mother City’s film office is again allowed to issue permits for filming along the coastline. This filming must be accompanied by strict safety and health measures.
“It is important to know that the beaches are still closed to the public and that production companies will only get permits to use the beaches under strict measures.
“Production companies must appoint specialized environmental officers to ensure that the integrity of our coastline is protected during these surveys,” the City of Cape Town said in a statement.
Apart from the coastline, permits to film in nature parks are also issued again.
“Previously, access to parks and beaches was banned by the government from curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”
The City’s Film Office has received more than 11,000 bookings for filming in the past year, and more than 5,000 of them have been awarded. Since 1 May 2020, 127 permits have been approved for, among other things, photography, documentaries, advertisements and the production of short films.