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 S5 Moonlighting, Endemol South Africa
Blood and Water Gambit Films, Netflix Cape Town
Bloodshot Moonlighting, Sony South Africa
Deep Blue Sea 3 Film Afrika, Netflix Cape Town
Deep State 2    
Doctor Who Season 11 BBC Studios, Out of Africa Entertainment Western Cape
Escape From Pretoria Spier Films, Arclight Films South Africa
First Dates South Africa Rapid Blue Johannesburg
Good Omens Amazon/BBC, Salt River Studios Cape Town, Atlantis Dunes
Leprechaun Returns Out of Africa Entertainment, SyFy, Lionsgate South Africa
May’s Kitchen Ladies First Distribution Egypt
Monster Hunter Moonlighting, Constantin Film, Impact Pictures South Africa, Namibia
Queen Sono Diprente, Netflix Johannesburg
Raised By Wolves Film Afrika Cape Town
Sacred Games Season 2 Filmad Africa Productions, Netflix Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg
The Batchelor Australia Finale Visual Impact North West
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Blue Sky Films, BBC Films, Netflix Malawi
The Hotzone Moonlighting, Fox South Africa
The Professionals Spier Films Johannesburg
The Seal Triggerfish Animation Studios Cape Town
The Snail and the Whale (Post Production) Triggerfish Animation Studios, Magic Light Pictures Cape Town
The Watch Film Afrika, BBC Studios Cape Town
The Widow Film Afrika, ITV, Amazon Prime South Africa
The Yard Currency Media Kenya
Trackers Scene23, M-Net, ZDF, Scribe Studios Cape Town
Warrior Season 1 and 2 Moonlighting, HBO South Africa
Why Not Visual Impact South Africa
Serenity Identical Pictures Mauritius


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