Watch: A drone’s-eye view of Cape Town

Drone's eye view of Cape TownA still from the video shows Eric Chen and his friends at the top of Lion’s Head moments after releasing the drone, with a sunset-lit Cape Town in the background. (Image: Eric Cheng)


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Staff writer

On a recent holiday in Cape Town, Eric Chen, a director at Chinese aerial photography company DJI, flew his drone “quadcopter” off the top of Lion’s Head for a stunning airborne GoPro-filmed tour of Table Mountain, the city bowl, rocky shores and smooth beaches, seals playing in the surf and great white shark cage-diving.

Watch the video:

The film was shot with a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone, a Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and a GoPro Hero 3+ Black.

Shortcuts to the video:

  • 00:03 Lion’s Head
  • 00:44 Table Mountain
  • 00:57 Cape Point kelp
  • 01:20 Sharks in the surf off Cape Point
  • 01:36 Fur seals and sharks
  • 01:45 Surfing fur seal
  • 01:51 Buiker Island
  • 02:33 Seal Island
  • 02:55 Great white shark cave diving
  • 03:27 Simon’s Town approach