Location fees are made up of four categories and are exclusive of VAT.
- 1 to 12 people max
- 1 to 5 vehicles max
- Fees negotiated between R2000 and R3500 per day
: commercials, documentaries and large stills shoots
- 13 to 40 people max
- 5 to 20 vehicles max
- Fees negotiated between R7500 and R9 000 per day
- Location fee is to be adjusted according to storyboard concept i.e. helicopter landings, impact on fauna and flora, etc.
- 40 and more people
- 20 and more vehicles max
- Location fee is available on request with a minimum of R9 000 per day, depending on the size of the crew and storyboard.
: tourism, promotional and educational programmes
- Where location fees are often requested to be waived or reduced.
- Requests are to be submitted to the Service Provider and every request is to be considered by CapeNature on merit and marketing relevance, content, advertising spin-offs etc.
Filming without permission
- Full payment has to be made in advance. A permit will only be valid once proof of payment has been received.
- The filming permit and receipt of payment have to be presented on request to the Ecological Control Officer (ECO) or reserve manager before filming will be allowed to commence.
- Filming without a valid permit will be charged at the highest fee per category plus 100%, and will be payable on site.
- A cancellation fee of 20% of the full filming fee will be charged if the permit was issued, but the shoot was cancelled 24 hours or less before a shoot.
A reduced fee for commercial shoots on behalf of charity organisations will only be considered in the case of pro-bono advertising campaigns, supported by the relevant paperwork. In such instances we require that CapeNature's contribution to the campaign be acknowledged in some or all of the following manners:
- Contact details
- CapeNature logo
- Media coverage
- Showcasing of sign-boards
Should location fees be waived for whatever reason, the presence of an ECO on site will remain a requirement, and will be charged at the current hourly rate.
Long-term filming projects
- Should it be reported by at least three residents/landowners/visitors to our nature reserves that you have transgressed the terms and conditions of your permit, you will be liable for a fine of at least R5000.
- Blacklisting with the Cape Film Commission will be considered in the following cases:
- If no effort is made to adhere to requirements agreed upon.
- If the production company is noted to have caused environmental damage and fail to pay for damages within seven days
- Failed to meet contractual payment obligations.
- A sliding scale may apply to long-term filming projects. Each case will be considered on considered on merit.
- Days 1-10: 100% of applicable rate
- Days 10 -20: 75% of applicable rate
- Days 20 to end of production: 50% of applicable rate
- Permit fee (non-refundable): R300 per permit.
- Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) fees of R120 per hour or part thereof.
- In the case of very large filming crews and under certain circumstances CapeNature will require additional ECO`s to accompany the crew.
- Other staff assistance: R200/hour excluding traveling time. Additional assistance (guide/courier, labour, technical or professional or scientific expertise) that may be required by the production will be made available at the standard rate.
- Permit issued for use of animals on set: R200/permit issued.