About Us

Photo Hire & Sales is a leading equipment rental and sales house in South Africa. Since our inception in 2004, we have continued to provide the best and most advanced gear for the photographic, video, broadcast and film industries. We supply the most current equipment and accessories to suite the style and scale of any production. From heavyweight brands to unique accessories, lenses, lighting and so much more- Photo Hire has it all- we’ll rig you up with all the trimmings.


Meet The Team

Caring, capable and committed sum up our team well. This dynamic group help the streamlining and synthesis of the company. If you have any questions or you just want to come in for a coffee and a chat, our friendly staff members are there to satisfy your every need. Our entire team is professional and competent, making them able to tackle any task with assured alacrity and dexterous expertise.

Lauren: Financial Advisor
Pieter: Technical Advisor
Calvin: Head of rentals
Lindi: Head of rentals
Rory: Employee
Lee: Employee
Leverne: Admin
Chante: Employee

Frequently Asked Questions

i) Who We Work With:
We work with professional photographers, filmmakers, production houses, studios, broadcast facilities, learning institutes and more, delivering unequalled service and product selection on any scale. Our gear has been seen on the set of indie videos as well as major international blockbusters and television series. Photo Hire is also a favourite choice for many top local and international photographers, production houses and agencies. Our dynamic team work like a family, with all members committed to fantastic service and client care. This impeccable work ethic and professional, friendly approach has garnered us a flawless reputation as one of the most advanced support houses around. Our vast, progressive expertise and experience has put us ahead of the rest.

ii) Some Of Our Brands
We are a wholly South African owned company so you get a more personalised service. In fact, we take pride in distinguished good service delivery. We boast an impressive collection of cameras, lenses, lighting gear. We rent ALL major brands including RED, CANON, NIKON, LEICA, ZEISS, HASSELBLAD, REDROCK MICRO, GLIDETRACK, SMALL HD, ZYLIGHT, ARRI, PROFOTO, BRONCOLOR, BRIESE, SCRIMJIM, SUNBOUNCE, KINO FLO, EIZO, and so much more. We are the largest renter of Canon and Nikon products in South Africa! Photo Hire is proudly South African Authorised Dealers for RED DIGITAL CINEMA, KINO FLO, BRONCOLOR, CANON, SMALL HD, EIZO, SAMYANG, SCHNEIDER, ZYLIGHT, LCDVF, SAVAGE, FLANDERS SCIENTIFIC, SUNBOUNCE, TETHER TOOLS, PHASE ONE, LEICA, OCONNOR, SACHTLER, DJI, and more.

iii) We’ve Got You Covered
Our premises is centrally located with ample parking and a drive-in courtyard for deliveries and collections. Our on-site equipment rental division is situated directly below our three awesome studios, Cine Lab with professional gear check bays and 4K playback facility. From the moment you enter our building you are taken care of so you can put your mind at ease. Our adaptability and expertise affords us the ability to give you exactly what you need.

Photo Hire is helping to take digital artistry to the next level. Lots of space and the best service, Photo Hire remains the most advanced digital support house in Cape Town.

iv) Our Studios
Our comfortable, large premises offer clients a choice of three superior studios able to accommodate your every requirement. Two are daylight but can also be blacked out. Both studios have cyc curves. The third proudly houses an impressive professional Green Screen. Each studio is equipped with its own kitchen facility, high-speed Wi-Fi and a spacious, comfortable sitting area for clients to hold meetings or otherwise relax in.
Should you require the space to be fashioned to suit your specific needs, we have the means to do so. We will build it, paint it and set it to your specifications.

v) Digital Everything!
From scanning and retouching to high-quality printing, our digital department does it all. Our technical support is not just building bound; to ensure your shoot continues to run smoothly and without worry, we have it entirely covered on set too. We offer a full digital backup service.

vi) Props For Any Star
A world-class actress steps out of her stretch limo in a slinky number and all around her the paparazzi are going crazy. There are flashes every which way she turns, thanks to the handy work of our props division. If you need multiple flashes or the likes, Photo Hire is here to help. We are the largest renter of photographic props to the stills and film industry.