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