Film Production in Durban

  • Durban has year-long temperate weather, and is thus especially attractive for outdoor shoots
  • Film locations include beaches, lush green coastal and forested areas, rolling hills, cosmopolitan city streets, rural villages, waterfalls and magnificent coastline
  • Basic camera, grips and lighting gear is available in Durban.  More specialised film equipment is easily available by road from Johannesburg
  • The Durban Film Office offers location permitting and traffic coordination
  • Climate is mild subtropical with warm wet summers (October-March) and mild, moist to dry winters (April-September).
Average Weather Conditions Durban
  • King Shaka International Airport opened in May 2010. Johannesburg is less than an hour away by air, whilst flights to Cape Town are approximately 2 hours long
  • Durban is linked by good roads to the nearby city of Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal resorts of uMhlanga, Margate and La Lucia
  • Durban harbour is one of the biggest ports in Africa, and sees a large variety of large container ships, passenger liners and other vessels
  • Durban is the third largest city (by population) in South Africa, situated in the Kwazulu-Natal Province
  • Tourist attractions include the uShaka Marine World, the Golden Mile hotel and beach strip, and the botannical gardens
  • Durban’s International Convention Centre (ICC) is currently the leading conference centre in Africa