Scouting and technical visits
- All applicable rules, regulations and permit conditions must be adhered to at all times. In case of a transgression, the permit may be withdrawn without any refund.
- The location manager must ensure that every film crew member is fully informed about the conditions in the permit and general rules and regulations pertaining to the area.
Ecological Control Officers (ECO)
- Initial location site visits are free of charge. Arrangements to enter nature reserves have to be made at least 24 hours in advance. An Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) fee of R120 plus VAT, per hour will be charged for repeated technical or logistical visits.
Changes in film script
- No filming may take place in the absence of an ECO, except where otherwise agreed with the reserve manager.
- The CapeNature manager will keep a record of the ECOs activities during filming.
- Should the script be amended with changes that are incompatible with the permit conditions and general rules and regulations, they should be discussed with the CapeNature manager.
- Additional requests will be considered according to their merit and impact on the environment. This may necessitate new permit conditions.
- The CapeNature manager and location manager will inspect the terrain immediately after wrap up. Possible ecological damage and transgressions of conditions in the permit will be identified and recorded on the wrap assessment form.
- Payment for any ecological damage, agreed upon between the reserve manager and the location/production manager, needs to be made within seven working days.
- As soon as production is completed, all infrastructure, equipment, vehicles, etc must be removed without delay.
- In the case of long term filming, wrap assessments could be done on a regular basis, for instance weekly, in the case of a long term filming projects.
- At least one ECO must be on site at all times.
- Filming will be limited to specified areas.
- No disturbance of rock formations, moving of loose rocks or scarring of rock faces will be allowed.
- No natural vegetation (dead or alive) may be disturbed.
- Soil may not be disturbed.
- Game may not be disturbed.
- No pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed outside the designated areas.
- Tame animals must be handled in accordance with the permit conditions.
- Bringing in of plants must be in accordance to the permit conditions.
- Construction work must be done in accordance with the permit conditions.
- There may be no spilling of oil or fuel from vehicles or equipment during filming.
- No open fires will be allowed. If necessary, smoke may only be generated according to the conditions in the permit.
- No dogs or pets may be taken into a reserve.
- Access control/vehicle movement
- The film crew must report to the CapeNature manager or Ecological Control Officer and present their permit, after which the key to the entrance gate will be handed to them.
- The main entrance gates shall remain locked at all times.
- Tourists must be accommodated on the set, unless the film crew has obtained the area as dedicated space for a fixed period.
- All vehicles must stay on the roads at all times.
- Helicopter landings will be restricted to the sites identified by the manager or ECO.
- The film crew has to supply its own chemical toilets.
- The toilets should be kept clean and in working condition throughout.
- There must be at least one chemical toilet for every 15 people.
- If vehicles and equipment are left in a parking area away from the shoot, provision should also be made for an additional toilet over there.
- Toilets must be inconspicuous and ecologically acceptable.
Traffic and parking
- Supply sufficient refuse bins at appropriate sites.
- Refuse must be removed from the terrain on a daily basis.
- Lids of refuse bins must be wind- and animal proof.
- Littering of any kind is strictly prohibited on the terrain.
- Refuse may not be burnt or buried on the terrain.
- Smoking is only allowed in designated areas and appropriate refuse containers must be used for stubs.
- Vehicles and machines may only be used on existing roads.
- The speed limit in nature reserves is 40 km/h.
- Vehicles must be parked in demarcated areas.
- Sufficient parking space has to be left for visitors.
Combustible materials and chemicals
- Use only demarcated areas for cooking, eating and dishwashing.
- Supply a sufficient number of refuse bins.
- Remove refuse from the terrain on a daily basis.
- Wastewater must be removed from the terrain in sealed containers.
- Fire extinguishers must be on hand during food preparation.
- No open fires allowed.
- Burning stoves must be continuously guarded.
Firearms and explosives
- Combustible materials and chemicals must be handled according to the conditions in the permit.
- No herbicides, chemicals or combustible materials may be used without prior permission by the CapeNature manager.
- In case of accidental pollution, the CapeNature manager must be notified immediately and appropriate steps must be taken to rehabilitate the affected area.
- The use of firearms and explosives will be limited to the minimum.
- Firearms and explosives must be handled according to the conditions in the permit.
- CapeNature management must inform anyone in the immediate vicinity who may be affected of the intended use of firearms and explosives.
- Possible sources of noise must be handled in accordance with the requirements in the permit.
- No music may be played on site.
- Power generators should be sealed against noise.
Period of filming
- Nobody, except security guards if they are required, may remain on the site overnight.
- Equipment and infrastructure left overnight must be managed in accordance with the conditions in the permit.
- Sufficient notice to explain the presence of equipment and infrastructure left overnight must be posted.
Please note: In addition to the above, the following ESKOM requirements are to be complied with. Failure to comply with any of the above conditions will result in the immediate cancellation of this permit. All fees are payable to CapeNature.
Additional Filming Conditions at Rockview Dam, Kogelberg Nature Reserve
- The site must be cleared of equipment and infrastructure on the day that the crew leaves the site. Alternative arrangements need to be made for long-term filming projects.
- Restrict all re-fuelling of all vehicles, including helicopters, to the area outside of the reserve. Arrangements can be made with ESKOM regarding re-fuelling in the area adjacent to the Visitor Centre.
- No filming of ESKOM or the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) structures without their written approval.
- DWAF and ESKOM require access in the area at all times.
- The level of the Rockview Dam may vary rapidly due to ESKOMs operations.
- Ensure that all catering and eating facilities are restricted to the open grass area behind the visitor centre, and not in the visitors parking area.