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

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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