The Parkhurst High School: Where was Blood & Water filmed? Filming Locations

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Now back for season three, Blood & Water was filmed in Cape Town and in a few more locations in South Africa.

The exclusive Parkhurst High School, where a lot of the plot takes place, is set in a beautiful historic building of the University of Cape Town.

Where was Blood and Water filmed

The story revolves around a young teenager who thinks that shares blood with a water sports champion (hence the title of the show).

The show, now back for the second season, stars Ama Qamata (Puleng), Khosi Ngema (Fikile), Thabang Molaba (Karabo 'KB'), and Gail Mabalane (Thandeka).

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Blood and Water.

Where is Blood and Water filmed?

Parkhurst High
The magnificent building of Parkhurst High School is Smuts Hall, a UCT Student Residence.

Located in the Upper Campus overlooking the city on the slopes of Devil's Peak, Smuts accommodates 230 students.

This is the same The Kissing Booth school used in the romantic comedy movie series.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Secondary school Blood and Water
Smuts Hall was founded in 1928 as Men’s Residence and it was renamed after the death in 1950 of Jan Smuts, the UCT Chancellor and former prime minister of South Africa.


Parkhurst high school
The secondary school's large lecture hall is the Sarah Baartman Hall of the University of Cape Town, located also on the same campus.

Blood & Water features spectacular establishing shots of Cape Town, the Mother City.
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The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay
The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay is the cool location that appears in the fifth episode named Frenemy No. 1.
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Blood and Water drehort
The indoor swimming pool plays a key role in the drama. The production shot all the scenes in the Linden pool, located on the other side of the country near Johannesburg, 870 miles away from Cape Town.
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The Blood and Water house

Blood and Water house
Karabo 'KB' Molapo's jaw-dropping rock house is the Llandudno Rock Villa perched on a dramatic cliff near Cape Peninsula outside Cape Town.

Built around the iconic massive granite boulder seen in the series, you can rent this luxurious four-bedroom villa for about US$1,500 per night.
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5 comments
  1. Where was the club scenes filmed?

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  2. Not sure... but they used the Mojo Market a few times.

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  3. The school that Zama attends was shot at Sans Souci Girls' High in Newlands, they even used their uniform, with the exception of a different name and badge on the blazer. The foyer always displaces select pieces from art students.

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  4. The series is really awesome, and I thought at first that it was an American movie!

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  5. Where was KB’s house filmed? That view where his mom is talking to his dad in episode 2, season 3, is breathtaking.

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