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Some Popular South African Film Locations Of Hollywood Movies to Visit

Do you know the South African film locations often blow movie producers away from their beauty?

Moreover, what makes the South African film locations even more attractive is the government’s tax rebate for movie producers. South African film locations are versatile and diverse. Means they are best as desert (the Karoo, the Kalahari), contemporary, anonymous cityscapes (Cape Town, Joburg), and at the same time coupled with fathomless tropical jungle (Hogsback, Hawaan, Karkloof, Knysna to name a few).

Let’s find out the most stunning and popular South African film locations of Hollywood movies where exactly so many movies been shot in South Africa.

Cape Town

Cape Town is located in a bowl at the foot of an iconic table-top mountain that is low in water (in summer, at any rate) but this hasn’t stopped Hollywood from taking benefits of this location for their shoots.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was shot almost entirely in the Mother City, a walled city on top of the Cape Town. Using the city’s underground tunnels, St George’s Cathedral, the train station, and the ITCC this film was shot.

In The Dark Tower, Matthew McConaughey strides through downtown Cape Town in the St George’s precinct with his long dark coat only a slight shade darker than his hair. To add more glamor to the movie, Cape Town has an unfinished freeway or two, futuristic glass buildings, and beaches that stands a perfect stand-in for the Mediterranean.

Most of “24 Hours to Live” was filmed in Cape Town, including the R102 linking the city with Woodstock.

Other Great Locations to Stay

8 Bayview Terrace

This makes your stay more exciting and glamorous. The use of wallpaper, views from the terrace and the feel that you are the owner for the vacation makes you proud.

10 Loader Street

This three-bedroom self-catering apartment that is a great exemplification of old and new exciting dashes of art and color makes you feel thrilled.

The Walden House

It is a guest house that is the perfect example of elegance and a hint of colonial with a focus on white and uncluttered.

Buitenkloof Studio

Just simple, uncomplicated, beautiful modern living for two. A great ideal stay for a couple for an idea of true romance.

Three Boutique Hotel

This is yet another great way to have a great time. You don’t have to think twice to consider this an ideal base for your stay.

Villa Chocolat

This is also one of the finest houses in Porterville, the world’s best paragliding spot in the world that oozes country charm.

Cederberg Mountains

This location is  made up of distinctive red rocks and impressive caves of the Cederberg were given a Stephen King flavor when the crew of “The Tower” movie  headed to this mountain kingdom, which is located  three hours outside of Cape Town to film ‘mid-world’, a ‘wasteland’ where remnants of an ancient civilization are scattered.

Although the Cederberg is a past civilization in its San Rock Art, The Tower’s is a future civilization. The Cederberg offers a protected wilderness, like a place of hikes, mountain bike trails and off-the-beaten-track places to stay.

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Here in this reserve, you will get sufficient open-air room, cave suites and the best location for movies. This is the perfect way to experience the Cederberg.

The mountain passes outside Stellenbosch

The R260 million budget Netflix series Troy: Fall of a City was shot in this place which is located in the sweeping landscapes of the Winelands. The whole series was filmed exclusively on African shores including scenes in Cape Town, and you can understand why.

This place offers a great combination of clear skies, Cape Fold Mountains (almost 280-235 million years ago), and historic wine towns making it the best Mediterranean backdrop.

Johannesburg (Queen of Katwe)

Getting a glimpse of Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe about Ugandan chess star Phiona Mutesi, this is the place to rejoice. This movie is about Uganda and Ugandans, but most of it was shot in South Africa. The film crew recreated Katwe in Danville, just outside Pretoria to shoot the flood scenes which was tough to shoot in Kampala.


Are you ready to visit all these places in South Africa where so many movies were shot due to their perfect location and picturesque? I am sure, you would not miss out any of the location if you plan to spend your next vacation in South Africa.