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Music Venues We Loved Filming


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The South African music scene has evolved so much in the last decade. I personally love listening to one of our top DJ’s, ‘Euphonik’. Check out my Spotify playlist of South African artists to hear his sound along with many others.

Skybok was fortunate to film some incredible music venues that contributed to the country’s music scene by providing platforms for local artists to reach new audiences + connect with old ones.

Here are stand out places we filmed in various cities:

Grahamstown

East London

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

 

Port Elizabeth, Schools

Collegiate Girls High School


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Collegiate Girls High School is one of the oldest girls schools in the country. It’s located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was founded in 1874 to provide daughters of prominent families in Port Elizabeth with a quality education. It enjoys a proud history of academic excellence. Today, 140 years later, it provides young ladies from a wide spectrum of society with an innovative education that befits a 21stCentury school of relevance. Visit the school’s website here.

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Corporates

Doubell Machines


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Skybok Doubell Machines South AfricaWe shot this video profile of Doubell Machines during a gorgeous, sunny day! They are located on the corner of Albany & Frederick Roads in North End, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We managed to capture the real essence of the factory and some of the work that’s done there on a daily basis. I love how the reds and blues pop in this video, especially against the white of the showroom. We filmed this on a CANON 5D MK2 and the quality of some of the shots which show the welding and cutting are just sublime. I never thought I’d get so excited by filming brick-making machinery!

Doubell Machines & Equipment are the manufacturers & exporters of brick-making & block-making machinery as well as allied equipment. For many years now, Doubell Machines have been prominent & an integral part of South Africa in the helping of community upliftment & social improvement by empowering disadvantaged people to empower themselves.

You can find out more about them at their website, their Facebook page, or their blog.

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Port Elizabeth, Restaurants

Mangiamo


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Wickerwood Walmer Port Elizabeth South AfricaIn the heart of 6th avenue Walmer, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, lies a popular restaurant on the PE scene, “Mangiamo”. They are probably most well-known for their pizzas which have gourmet toppings like carpaccio and preserved fig on delicate, crispy-edged bases. Pasta is hand-made using Tipo 00 flour. Bringing the crowds in is chef/owner and committed foodie Joel Malkinson. I certainly wasn’t disappointed with my delicious pizza the night we shot – which went down well with a wine from a list of over 50 that can be ordered by the glass! The sumptuous shabby-chic décor by Joel’s wife, Dee-Anne, is the perfect fit for this stately old Walmer home. We had so much fun filming this on a very festive evening, enjoy!

Physical address: 50 Sixth Ave, Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, South African

Dinner: 6pm– close, Tuesday to Saturday

 

Corporates

Maritime Motors


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This a corporate we did for Maritime Motors. They’re located on the corner of the William Moffat Expressway & Circular Drive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

I absolutely love beautiful cars, it’s my weakness! So it’s no surprise that shooting this video profile for them was a dream. Enjoy! And you can also see it on their website here.

Points of Interest, Port Elizabeth

SAMREC


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I’ve always had a thing for animals. Especially wild, endangered or hurt ones.

Along the coast in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, lies the “South African Marine Bird Rehabilitation and Education Centre”. It’s also known as SAMREC.

We shot their video profile for them and I just remember thinking what a beautiful home and haven the team at SAMREC has created for these birds they find washed up and hurt on PE’s beaches.

The centre’s purpose isn’t just to rescue and rehabilitate, but to also inform and educate the public through their different programs.Tour our marine rehab and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.

Jeffrey's Bay, Restaurants

Die Walskipper


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I personally love the sea. I love places near the water, and when they offer light meals and drinks to go with the view, I know I’ve struck gold!

Die Walskipper” is a lovely beach bar & restaurant situated along the coast in South Africa’s Jeffrey’s Bay.

The restaurant is situated on Clapton’s Beach between Jeffreys Bay and Aston Bay where “locals” and visitors can enjoy a mouth-watering  array of seafood together with other South African dishes cooked to perfection on the coals.

It’s also a great place to have as a venue for special occasions such as weddings, office functions, birthday parties, club gatherings or any group event for which catering can be pre-arranged according to your special needs.

Bars & Pubs

Bridge Street Brewery


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Located in the beautiful Baakens Valley of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, lies the Bridge Street Brewery.

Bridge Street Brewery is a Cafe Bar, Bistro & Micro-Brewery…

Serving draughts on tap, pizzas, burgers, steaks, tapas style cuisine whilst regularly featuring South Africa’s finest acoustic artists in a relaxed setting, with views of Port Elizabeth’s luscious green belt.

An ideal and diverse venue catering for groups/parties of all sizes, with walk-ins & children welcome!

We were so happy to film their profile, check it out below (and if you are ever in Eastern Cape South Africa, this must be your first stop!)