South Africa’s Garden Route is famous for its beautiful beaches, magnificent forests, stunning lakes and lagoons, and charming rural
The area has long been a tourist destination but is quickly becoming known in the international film community for its splendid locations and their ease of use.
The garden route includes the towns of Knysna, Mossel Bay, George, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness and Sedgefield. It’s also close to Oudtshoorn, and the rugged semi-desert landscapes of the Klein Karoo.
Aside from the natural scenery it offers filmmakers, it also offers a new studio complex, situated in George; as well as a range of interior and exterior architectures.
It’s easy to get into the Garden Route, with airports in George and Port Elizabeth, and a smaller regional airport in Plettenberg Bay. The excellently-maintained N2 national highway provides a high-speed road infrastructure connecting the towns on the Route, and is well-known as one of South Africa’s most beautifully scenic drives.
As it serves a large tourist population, it has a very well-developed accommodation sector, with luxury hotels, boutique bed and breakfasts, and good restaurants.
There are dozens of outdoor activities, ranging from paragliding, river rafting, abseiling, zip-lining, hiking, surfing,
High-speed broadband internet and extensive mobile phone and data networks allow good communication for film production teams.
Glo Films has intimate local knowledge and expertise in TV, photographic and film production throughout this area.