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October 28, 2013

Cape Town’s Camps Bay chosen as Baywatch Spin-off location

Gorgeous Camps Bay is the location for Baywatch's spin-off, SAF 3 in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of mikecogh

“Some people stand in the darkness/ Afraid to step into the light/ Some people need to help somebody/ When the edge of surrender’s in sight/ I’ll be ready /Forever and always/ I’m always here”…  Break out those sexy red cossies and ripped bodies, Mother City lovers, because the highly anticipated Baywatch spin-off, SAF 3, is coming to gorgeous Cape Town!

A re-imagining of the cult beach rescue TV series starring David Hasselhoff, SAF 3 focuses on the Malibu Fire Department and their various rescue missions in the sea, air and fire and is set to have its permanent location at #lovecapetown ‘s most beloved beach, Camps Bay.

The brainchild of Baywatch creator creator Gregory J Bonnann and writer Tai Collins, SAF 3 will be filmed in co-production with Kalahari Pictures, producers of District 9.  A major scoop for the Fairest Cape, SAF 3 is estimated to spawn over 200 jobs and an approximately R160-million boost to the local economy.

"Greg and his team looked all over the world, including America, New Zealand and Australia, but chose Cape Town for the production value, labour force and gorgeous scenery they could get here. Cape Town has proved again that it’s a film-friendly destination and it’s reaping the benefits.” says Michael Murphy from Kalahari Pictures.

While the Hoff himself graced our sunny shores back in 2011 for the Loerie Awards, we can expect to see the likes of handsome soapie star Texas Battle ( The Bold and The Beautiful),  80s action hero Dolph Lundgren  and newcomers  Danielle Anderson, Jocelyn Osorio, Katie Meehan, Lydia Hull, and Travis Burns strip to their swimming costumes and save lives. Filming of season one of SAF3 in Cape Town will wrap on Friday 13 December, 2013.

Cape Town is no stranger to getting the Hollywood treatment – from setting the beautiful scene for blockbusters like Searching for Sugar Man, Invictus, Safe House, Dark Tide and most recently hosting Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges as they film the sci-fi thriller The Giver; to being home to some of the world’s top film-makers, the Mother City is quite the silver screen siren.

For more information about SAF 3, please visit www.saf3tv.com or follow the conversation on Twitter.

Check out the hot trailer below:

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