Filming in Small Harbours

Currently the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries manage the 12 small harbours located on our coastline. In order to obtain permission to film at a small harbour you must make direct contact with the relevant harbour master. The application will then be sent to DAFF for consideration. The application process takes 2 weeks for large shoots and 48 hrs for micro shoots. Approval will greatly depend of how your shoot is going to impact other harbour users.

Harbour Master Contact Details:

 

Lamberts Bay

Mr Gunya

tel.no. 0733989977

 

Laaiplek

St Helena Bay

Saldanha

Mr Kwinda

tel.no.    0726788619

 

Hout Bay

Ms.  Feni-Gela

tel.no. 0788480408

 

Kalk Bay

Gordons Bay

Mr Ebrahim

tel.no. 0740778501

 

Hermanus

Gansbaai

Ms Simon

tel.no. 0946275144

 

Arniston

Struisbaai

Stilbaai

Ms Mapholi

tel.no. 0817906721

 

Good to know

1. The applicant  must complete an application form that is available at the office of the harbour master or obtainable from Fanief@daff.gov.za.

2. The applicant must together with the application form also provide proof of sufficient insurance to cover any damage that may occur to harbour infrastructure during filming.

3. The applicant must also complete an idemnity form to excempt the Department and its officials from accountability in the event of injuries or death sustained during the filming process.

 

Once 1-3 have been received by the applicable harbourmaster he/she will make a recommendation to management on the application. Management will then make the final decision.

 

The key issue that we will take into consideration in deciding on an application is whether the activties of the film crew will impact on the normal operations in the harbours as we cannot allow that the commercial activities of the fishing industry in the harbours is compromised.

 

Once a decision is made the applicant will be informed and if the application was successful and the appicant wants to proceed a fee (currently approximately R3 000.00 per shoot) is payable.

Indemnity

Policies and contact people change all the time, this is just a guide and although we will try to keep it as updated as possible we are not going to take responsibility if any information is incorrect.

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