15 American Movies With Scenes Shot In South Africa

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Written by Carri Wilbanks

More than 10,000 American movies have been shot in South Africa, which offers incentives to foreign filmmakers. South Africa’s stunning landscapes and cities add visual impact or relevance to these films.

The country promotes low production costs and favorable exchange rate, which make it cheaper to make a movie there than in Europe or the U.S.

The South African film and TV industry contribute about $260.5 million a year to the country’s economy, according to a 2013 study.

The following list includes a mix of blockbusters and movies you may never have heard of.

Here are 15 American movies with scenes shot in South Africa.

Sources: IMDB.com, Ranker.com, AllMovie.com, Wikipedia.org, TravelGround, SouthAfrica.info.

This is an updated version of a slideshow that was originally published July, 11, 2014. Peter Pedroncelli contributed to this report.