Film Production in Johannesburg

Aside from hosting many TV commercial and feature film shoots, Johannesburg is the TV production capital of South Africa.

  • Johannesburg is the largest city (by population) in South Africa
  • Film locations range from upmarket office complexes, shopping centres and houses to grungy city streets, gold mines and industrial complexes.
  • Transit point to film friendly game farms and African bush landscapes
  • Excellent camera, grips and lighting equipment easily available
  • Variety of small and large film studios
  • Gauteng Film Commission offers location permitting and traffic coordination
  • Hot summers with afternoon rainfall (October-March) with relatively mild, rain-free winters (April-September).
Average Weather Conditions Johannesburg
  • OR Tambo Airport is the largest airport in the country,and the biggest airport in Africa. A flight to Durban takes less than an hour, whilst flights to Cape Town are approximately 2 hours long
  • Numerous air charter services allow quick access to game farms
  • The Johannesburg metropolis  is linked by good roads to the nearby cities of Pretoria, Midrand, Sandton and Soweto.
  • Tourist attractions include the Apartheid Museum, Lion Park, Gold Reef City, and the Newtown, Melrose Arch and Rosebank shopping complexes