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Procedure for Filming & Photography Permits Applications


There is an enormous demand locally and internationally for wildlife and landscape photographs and footage for film, television, books, advertising etc.

This demand has resulted in national parks under SANParks management being inundated with requests for commercial filming or photography permits.

National Parks are the pride of a country and SANParks has been tasked to manage certain of the country’s natural and cultural heritage. Conservation of these areas and their contents is our primary mandate. Showcasing this country’s natural heritage and beauty to the world is also a consideration, but never at the cost of conservation.

As such, SANParks has reviewed its policy and tariffs for filming and photography in National Parks.


  1. As from 4 August 2009, SANParks has instituted the following procedure for applications for permits for filming and photography in National Parks.
  2. All application forms can be downloaded from this website and should be faxed through to the number on the application form.
  3. Please go through the tariff document before filling in the application form as once an invoice for the application has been filled out, no amendments can be made.
  4. Once an application has been filled and sent to SANParks, the application will be evaluated to assess the impact of the activity.
  5. Should the application be successful, an invoice will be issued and only after proof of payment has been sent to SANParks, will a permit be issued.


For all enquiries, please contact:

Khumbulani Tshabalala
Tel: (021) 712 0527
Fax: (021) 713 1542

For Kruger National Park applications, contact:

Mr William Mabasa
Tel: (013) 735 4363

Please ensure that you read the policy and go through the tariffs thoroughly.

Table Mountain National Park Filming, Photography, Events, Functions and Races:

Should you wish to hold an event, function, race, film or have a stills shoot in Table Mountain National Park, please download and complete one of the forms below:

Please email the completed forms to We do not accept fax submissions.

For further important information regarding filming, photography, and events in Table Mountain National Park: Table Mountain National Park - Film and Photography Permits

Park Specific Commercial Operator Permits

Table Mountain National Park

Information regarding commercial operators in Table Mountain National Park: Table Mountain National Park - Commercial Operators


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