Garden Route & Klein Karoo Film Industry Support


The Garden Route and Klein Karoo (encompassing towns such as George, Knysna, Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn) has a competitive advantage in the Film industry through its wide range of locations (forests, vineyards, farms, tree houses, tented camps, dams, rivers, beaches, airport, railway, game lodges, caves) within a very short driving distance.

Industry support has been ongoing since March 2011 and has been actively supported by Local Authorities and the Cape Film Commission. Some key outputs over the past months include:

  • Hosting of the first ever Eden Independent Film Festival (George) - have a look at the screenings and activities here.
  • Hosting of a judging event as part of the International Emmys (Knysna)
  • On location shoot for The Bachelor Finland (to air in Finland from end March 2016) at 26 different locations across the Garden Route

Visit the documents page to view minutes of various industry engagements. Other partners that provide industry support:



Filming on location in the Garden Route

Filming in the Garden Route & Klein Karoo is not only possible - it is easy to do!

The Bachelor Finland (2016) shot on location in the Garden Route


George Municipal Area
Carli Bunding-Venter

Knysna Municipal Area
Ilse van Schalkwyk

Frequent Contributors

  1. John Lawson photo
    John Lawson


  2. Carli Bunding-Venter photo
    Carli Bunding-Venter

    George Municipality