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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any movies been filmed in Cape Town?

Yes! South Africa is a popular destination for international film makers, not least of all because of the reliable weather, unrivalled variety of spectacular locations, stunning scenery and great value.

If you're coming to Cape Town, a few noteable movies in recent years that you might want to watch are Safe House (with Denzel Washington), Blood Diamond (with Leonardo DiCaprio) and Lord of War (with Nicholas Cage) as these include many shots of Cape Town and the surrounding area.

Here is a list of some of the better known movies and series filmed in Cape Town and South Africa...

Cape Town

Dredd (2012 - Karl Urban, Lena Headey)
Safe House (2012 - Denzel Washington)
Dark Tide (2012 - Halle Berry)
Chronicle (2012 - Dane DeHaan)
Invictus (2009 - Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman)
Amelia (2009 - Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor)
24: Redemption (2008 - Kiefer Sutherland)
Cavegirl (2008 – Thora Birch)
Doomsday (2008 – Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins)
Oliver Cromwell (2008 - Dominic West)
Rendition (2007 - Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal)
Hitman (2007 - Timothy Olyphant)
Ask the Dusk (2006 – Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland)
Blood Diamond (2006 – Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connolly, Arnold Vosloo)
Catch a Fire (2006 – Tim Robbins)
Lord of War (2005 – Nicholas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto)
Slipstream (2005 – Sean Austin, Ivana Milicevic, Vinnie Jones)
Wake of Death (2004 – Jean-Claude van Damme)
The Piano Player (2002 – Christopher Lambert, Dennis Hopper)
Ryan’s Daughter (1970 – Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills)

Rest of South Africa

The Adventures of Sinbad (1996 TV Series)
Life on Earth (1979 – David Attenborough)
The Life of Birds (1998 – David Attenborough)
Long Way Down (2007 - TV Mini Series – Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman)
Meerkat Manor (2005 TV series – Bill Nighy)
Bravo Two Zero (1999 – Sean Bean)
Broken Arrow (1996 – John Travolta, Christian Slater)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995 – James Earl Jones, Richard Harris)
From Dusk til Dawn 2 (1999 – Robert Patrick)
The Poseidon Adventure (2005 - Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Bryan Brown)
Prey (2007 – Bridget Moynahan)
Primeval (2007 – Dominic Purcell)
Racing Stripes (2005)
Red Dust (2004 – Hilary Swank, Jamie Bartlett)
Sarafina (1992 – Whoopi Goldberg)
Starship Troopers 3 (2008 – Casper van Dien, Amanda Donohoe)
Tarzan and the Lost City (1998 – Casper van Dien, Jane March)
Zulu (1964 – Michael Caine)