Good to know
Oak Valley Estate will be open for film and photo scouting during the following hours only:
Monday to Thursday 08h00 – 17h00
Fridays 08h00 – 15h00
Afterhours, weekends and public holidays no scouting will be allowed.
The below procedure must be followed when entering the farm:
Report, and sign in at the security gate.
Stop at the main office to indicate areas and discuss scenes that will be scouted.
Before leaving, please ensure you have location names for areas interested in.
Recce’s only by appointment.
Our fees have not increased in the past 2 years, but we did add a recce fee to recover lost worktime. Please note fees below.
Please see below our rates and restrictions, as well as the information I require to secure a pencil booking:
Oak Valley Estates reserves the right to have more than one shoot on the property per day, therefore locations agreed on must be the only areas used.
We do not provide ablution facilities, so please ensure that you supply your own.
We wish to emphasize that, as we run a commercial farming operation, we cannot afford disruptions to our normal farming activities and will thus only be able to assist occasionally with either labour- or management input.
Routes to the location must be clearly marked by yourselves before crew enters the farm. Please advise all involved in the shoot (caterers, delivery vehicles, private vehicles etc.) to only follow the routes as indicated and adhere to the speed limit of 40km/h on tar and 20km/h gravel roads.
MTB trails and roads may not be obstructed at any time. Farm vehicles and cyclists have right of way.
NO open fires are allowed unless previously arranged with management.
Information required to secure a pencil booking:
Dates of shoot
Names of locations
Job name with short description of shoot (Please indicate what you plan to do at the location)
Approximate amount of people
Approximate amount of vehicles
Duration of shoot
Contact number of person responsible
Name, Address, Phone, Fax and VAT no of company responsible for payment
Our fees are as follows:
Recce per hour: R 650.00 excl. VAT
Prep / Wrap days: R 7 000.00 excl. VAT p/d
Film Shoot days: R 14000.00 excl. VAT p/d
Still Shoot days: R 7000.00 excl. VAT p/d
NB: Payment must be done prior to shoot. Only EFT payments accepted.
An indemnity will be included in the documentation after the shoot has been confirmed, this has to be signed and sent to this office before any crew will be allowed to enter the property.
When shooting on weekends, keep in mind that our offices are closed and that necessary documentation, arrangements and payments must be finalised before end-day Friday.
MTB trails are exceptionally busy over weekends – take this into consideration as trails may not be obstructed and cyclists not interrupted – please plan accordingly.