A listing of notable films that have been shot in Africa in 2018-2019

The continent of Africa is a popular location choice for the production of films and commercials of varying lengths, formats, and subject matters. Take a look at some of the movies and TV shows that were filmed on the continent during the 2018–2019 season.

Long Format


Black Mirror S5Moonlighting, EndemolSouth Africa
Blood and WaterGambit Films, NetflixCape Town
BloodshotMoonlighting, SonySouth Africa
Deep Blue Sea 3Film Afrika, NetflixCape Town
Deep State 2  
Doctor Who Season 11BBC Studios, Out of Africa EntertainmentWestern Cape
Escape From PretoriaSpier Films, Arclight FilmsSouth Africa
First Dates South AfricaRapid BlueJohannesburg
Good OmensAmazon/BBC, Salt River StudiosCape Town, Atlantis Dunes
Leprechaun ReturnsOut of Africa Entertainment, SyFy, LionsgateSouth Africa
May’s KitchenLadies First DistributionEgypt
Monster HunterMoonlighting, Constantin Film, Impact PicturesSouth Africa, Namibia
Queen SonoDiprente, NetflixJohannesburg
Raised By WolvesFilm AfrikaCape Town
Sacred Games Season 2Filmad Africa Productions, NetflixNairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg
The Batchelor Australia FinaleVisual ImpactNorth West
The Boy Who Harnessed The WindBlue Sky Films, BBC Films, NetflixMalawi
The HotzoneMoonlighting, FoxSouth Africa
The ProfessionalsSpier FilmsJohannesburg
The SealTriggerfish Animation StudiosCape Town
The Snail and the Whale (Post Production)Triggerfish Animation Studios, Magic Light PicturesCape Town
The WatchFilm Afrika, BBC StudiosCape Town
The WidowFilm Afrika, ITV, Amazon PrimeSouth Africa
The YardCurrency MediaKenya
TrackersScene23, M-Net, ZDF, Scribe StudiosCape Town
Warrior Season 1 and 2Moonlighting, HBOSouth Africa
Why NotVisual ImpactSouth Africa
SerenityIdentical PicturesMauritius


Commercial Giants

South Africa has served as a venue for a significant number of international commercial shots over the past few decades, and an increasing number of clients are going further afield to the rest of Africa for creative inspiration and fresh and intriguing shoot locations. Countries such as Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria as well as Uganda are being monitored, but this list is not exhaustive.

Clients from other parts of the world in the commercial sector include:


  • Absolut
  • Ancestry DNA
  • Apoteket
  • BMW China
  • Budweiser
  • Coca-Cola
  • Distell/Viceroy
  • Dubai Expo 2020
  • EWI
  • Facebook
  • Intel
  • Johnny Walker
  • Nascar
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Orange Samsung
  • Pokemon
  • Quaker
  • Shell
  • Skoda
  • Sky Sports
  • TK Maxx
  • UbiSoft
  • Verizon
  • VW
  • Westland
  • Zweifel Caveman