Film Production Director Photography Producer South Africa Cape Town
Film Production Director Photography Producer South Africa Cape TownFilm Production Director Photography Producer South Africa Cape Town
Film Production Director Photography Producer South Africa Cape Town

THE FILM COMPANY - GETTING AROUND
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Flights, Time Zones and work permits

Work Permits
Although visas may be required, fortunately work permits are not for foreign crew working on your commercial in South Africa. However since visa requirements tend to change, it's best to check with your local South African representative or consulate. Should you require any assistance in this such as a letter of invitation, just shout.

Flights
South Africa is well connected with the rest of the world and all the major airlines are represented here. Johannesburg International Airport is a major hub (though some airlines fly direct to Cape Town and Durban). Should you land at JHB, many domestic flight are available to fly on to Durban (one hour away) and Cape Town which is a two hour flight.

Time Zones
GMT/UTC +2


Your time here...

Welcome
Naturally we'll pick you up from the airport and whisk you off to your pre-booked hotel in an air-conditioned minibus.

Hotels:
As for hotels, we have some of the finest hotels in the world, and we'll find something to suit your taste and budget

As a guide you can allow $155 / €125 / £85 per person per night for a quality 4 star hotel. We can of course offer more luxurious hotels. Breakfast is often included in the price.

All your local transport arrangements are taken care of.

An experienced chaperone will meet you at the airport and transport you in an air-conditioned mini bus to your hotel. Ask them any questions. They know all the best restaurants (we make sure about that), sight seeing - any activity you're interested in.

Meals: allow about USD55 / €40 / £27 for a 3 course dinner with wine, mineral water, coffee and tip; half that for lunch on prep days.

Mobile (cell) phones: we can provide local SIM cards for GSM mobile cell phones, so you can use our network for local calls in South Africa.

E-mail: we can set up a mail box for you while you're in South Africa.

Time Out
Before the shoot, during the shoot and post, one of our team will show you the sights, recommend the best places to eat or assist you with whatever activity that may interest you. South Africa offers many attractions and excursions to enthral you and your Client from wine estates to golfing, sailing, climbing, game drives, endless beaches and, of course, a vibrant nightlife.

Keeping in Contact
South Africa operates on a GSM network so if you have a GSM-enabled phone, international roaming is available. But we can supply you with rentals phones and local SIM cards if required.

Health & Safety
As in any major city throughout the world, it best to be sensible. Our tap water is perfectly safe to drink and malaria mainly confined to the eastern half of South Africa, especially on the coastal plains, which are far north from the Cape. Our medical fraternity is world class. Even though we have every medication, it is advisable to bring any specialist medication with you.


BMW

Ushuaia

Duracell

Hashem

Pan Am

Perrier

Christian Dior


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