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Cape Town Aerial Tour

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The City of Cape Town

LukeMaximoBell

Airuz contributor Luke Maximo Bell is one of the top drone pilots and aerial videographers in South Africa.  In this film, which was chosen as a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in April, 2018, he has put together some of his very best aerial footage of Cape Town, the great city on the cape that separates the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.  The video, which features footage from the city as well as the surrounding mountains, advances the common claim that this city on the southern tip of Africa is the world's most beautiful city.  

Drone Tour of South Africa

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South Africa - A world in one country

Jeroen Schrage Videography

There's something for everyone in this epic travel video from South Africa by Contributor Jeroen Schrage.  He took a 3.6k km (2k mi) trip with some friends around the country, primarily outside of its major cities.  Using a DJI Phantom 3 drone and a ground camera, he was ablt to capture some of the most breathtaking wildlife and landscapes that the world has to offer. From gorgeous vistas in the mountains overlooking the city of Cape Town, to shots of penguins waddling about, this is a must watch drone video!

Outdoor Adventures in South Africa

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RoadTrip - South Africa

Isabellefabre

Road tripper extraordinaire Isabellefabre takes her show to South Africa in this epic video which combines drone and ground camera footage.  Watch her scale some of the country's might rock formations, chill with wild animals on one of the country's legendary game preserves, kitesurf off the beaches of Cape Town, and in general all that this magical country has to offer.  For a vicarious ride through South Africa, it's hard to beat this video from a world-class adventurer who hails from France.

DVOW Winner from South Africa

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Matt Bush - World of Free Solo Climbing

LukeMaximoBell

Award winning aerial videographer Luke Maximo Bell created this memorable drone video of climber Matt Bush scaling a sheer rock face overlooking stunningly beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.  Matt is one of the world's top free solo climbers, a technically difficult and dangerous form of rock climbing.  The exhilirating film was a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week contest and subsequently tapped as a Finalist in the Extreme Sports category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.

Kruger National Park

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Drone Safari - Kruger National Park

BeemFlights

Kruger National Park is a gigantic wild game preserve in northeastern South Africa, covering parts of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces.  At over 11k square km (over 7k square mi), the great park is roughly the size of the USA state of New Jersey.  Contrbutor Beemflights used a drone to create this epic aerial tour of this amazing  park, which teems with wildlife and is considered the world's largest reserve park.  Watch this drone video and you will see many many wild animal species from an entirely new (aerial) perspective.  

The Shoreline of Durban

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Destructive Ocean of Durban-South Africa

PaulVlad

While South Africa's Atlantic coasts are more recognizable, the country also has a very long coastline on the Indian Ocean.  It begins around Port Elizabeth and extends for many hundreds of km/mi. up to the border with Mozambique.  The principal city on this coastline is Durban, the country's third most populous after Johannesburg and Cape Town.   In this video, AirVuz contributor Paul Vlad uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to give us a magnificent aerial view of the glorious Indian Ocean shoreline near the city.  

Karoo Region

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Alien Landscape and Ai

ProCinemaFX

Just when you think you've seen every beautiful spot in South Africa there's another one that pops up.  That's the lesson from this epic video by ProCinema. It was shot in the Karoo region, an arid area which lies inland from Cape Town and (depending on definitions) forms an elliptical shape over the southwestern part of the country.  This incredible video of the region's spectacular rock formations was shot by ProCinemaFX using footage from a DJI Phantom 4 Pro and a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Whale Watching in Hermanus

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The Whales of Hermanus

LukeMaximoBell

Hermanus, a small town near the city of Cape Town at the southern tip of South Africa, is best known for its whale watching.  During the certain months, thousands of southern right whales migrate through its waters, easily spottable from shore.  Top contributor Luke Maximo Bell used a DJI Phantom drone to film these magnificent creatures swimming off the shore of the town which was once an important center for the whaling industry and is currently considered one of the world's best whale-watching spots.

Five Star Hotel in Johannesburg

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Four Seasons Hotel - Johannesburg - South Africa

@riseaboveearth

Johannesburg is by far the largest city in South Africa, with a metro population of nearly 10 million.  It is located in the northeastern part of the country, in the province of Guateng.  While it offers many lodging accommodations, perhaps the finest hotel in the city is the Westcliffe, a Four Seasons Hotel.  Contributor Riseaboveearth used a DJI Inspire 1 drone to create a captivating aerial video of this five star property in the city considered to be the center of the worldwide gold and diamond industry.

South Africa's Kiteboarding Scene

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Kiteboarding in South Africa(Dim Softas ft Icarus Aerial Filming)

Icarus Aerial Filming

The very talented Icarus Aerial Filming follows professional kiteboarder, Dim Softas, out on the waves off the South African coast.  In this highly cinematic, action-packed aerial, Icarus uses a drone to show off Dim's crazy skills on the water, filmed from a perspective which would be impossible without a drone.   The video features some great editing which intermixes ground and aerial footage of the South African beach world, one of the up-and-coming areas in the world of aquatic extreme sports.

Durban's Marina and Port

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The Marina of Durban, South Africa

ryanzooms

Ryanzooms used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial of Durban, South Africa's third city and the largest in its eastern portion.  It sits on the Indian Ocean coastline, and is the principal city (although not the capital) of the KwaZulu-Natal province.  In addition to being home to some very well known surfing beaches, it is home to the country's largest port.  At the end of the video, you'll get a nice view of the seaport and its fine natural harbor, known officially as the Port of Natal.  

Steam Festival in the Free State

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Sandstone Estate Steam festival 2019

Floating-Pixel

Contributor Floating-Pixel created this drone video of an amazing annual train-related event in South Africa.  The Sandstone Estate Steam Festival celebrates the heritage of railroads and powered farm equipment in the development of South Africa.  It's held at the Sandstone Estates, a giant farming enterprise in the Free State.  The estate is home to a heritage narrow gauge railway as well as a large collection of farm equipment from a museum that collapsed in the 1990's.  

Sights of South Africa

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Amazing Footage From South Africa !!! A must see video

Sandrine Hecq

Top cotributor Sandrine Hecq created this magnificent vlog from South Africa, one of the world's most beautiful countries.  The video opens with a great shot of Lionshead, one of the mountains which overlooks the city of Cape Town.  From there you'll be taken into safari country, where you'll see some great shots of zebras giraffes, and other African wildlife.  The video also includes some great footage of lesser-known but spectacular sights in this massive country, such as the Hartbeespoort Dam.

East London, Eastern Cape

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East London from the Sky

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Contributor AndreO created this excellent drone video of an important city of South Africa.  East London is in the Eastern Cape province, which covers the eastern half of the southernmost part of the country.  East London, which sits astride two rivers as they empty into the Indian Ocean, is an important port city.  East London and its surrounding suburbs form a metropolitan area with a population of about 700,000, making it one of the country's ten largest urban agglomerations.    

Golden Gate Highlands and Kwazulu-Natal

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South Africa By Drone

Sandrine Hecq

Top contributor and vlogger Sandrine Hecq created this magnificent travel piece from South Africa.  The first part of the video was filmed around the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State near the middle of the country.  After surveying the wildlife and rocky outcrops here (in part via a hot air balloon), you'll head east with her across the state of KwaZulu-Natal, ending up in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park near the town of St. Lucia on the Indian Ocean coastline.  

Wreck on the Western Cape

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Exploring the BOS 400 Wreck

LukeMaximoBell

Here's a fascinating drone video of a rather unusual type of shipwreck in South Africa, compliments of award winning contributor Luke Maximo Bell.  The BOS400 was a giant offshore derrick that was being towed from the Republic of Congo in mid-1994.  The derrick became separated from the tug which was towing it, and ran aground off a point in the Western Cape province, not far from the city of Cape Town.  The wreck was never recovered; it still sits here a quarter century later. 

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal

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Durban, South Africa

EdDrone

Here's an extremely creative view of South Africa's third-largest city, compliments of contributor and drone pilot EdDrone.  He took a selfie flying out of his room in Durban which turns into a reveal of the Indian Ocean coastline just north of the city.  The shot was taken from Umhlanga, a resort town which is considered part of Greater Durban in the state of KwaZulu-Natal.  Unhlanga is distinguished by its iconic-looking red and white lighthouse, which you'll see clearly in the reveal sequence.

The Amazing Drakensberg Mountains

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Flying Injisuthi.

louis.bolton

Check out this drone video by louis.bolton of some of the world's most unusual mountains.  They are called the Drakensberg, and they lie in southern Africa, covering parts of South Africa and Lesotho.  The video was shot in Injusuthi, South Africa, which is part of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in the heart of the range.  The mountains constitute the eastern portion of a massive geological formation known as the Great Escarpment, which forms the southern/eastern boundaries of the South African Plateau.    

Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province

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Hartebeespoort Dam - Video 1

Dirk Grobler

Check out this drone video of one of South Africa's most famous dams, compliments of Dirk Grobler.  Hartbeespoort Dam is located in the North West Province, about a half hour drive northwest of Johannesburg.  The arch dam was completed in 1923 and primarily is used to manage irrigation water in this drought-prone area.  It supplies water through a long series of canals which were constructed for the purpose.  It's a popular getaway spot for residents of Johannesburg as well as nearby Pretoria.  

Transkei Coast, Eastern Cape

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Cows on beach - Wild Coast South Africa - untouched

Along our way

Check out this fantastic drone video from a little-known stretch of South Africa's coastline, compliments of contributor Along our way.  It's in the area once known as Transkei, one of the Bantustan states set up in the waning days of Apartheid.  Since the end of Apartheid in the 1990's, it was absorbed into the Eastern Cape province.   The stunning area shown in the video lies between East London in the Eastern Cape and Durban, the largest city in the neighboring state of KwaZulu-Natal.

Old Johannesberg Gold Mine

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Germiston Gold Mine, Johannesburg South Africa

wls350z

Check out this fascinating drone video of an old gold mine on the outskirts of Johannesberg, South Africa.  It's called Germiston, and it's situated just to the east of the country's largest city.  Like Johannesberg itself, Germiston owes its existence to the Witwatersrand Gold Rush of 1886, one of the transformative events in the history of South Africa.  While the Germiston mine no longer produces, it has an important nearby legacy - the Rand Refinery, built in 1920, is the world's largest gold refining operation.  

All Over South Africa

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South Africa Trip 2019

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In this drone video, you will get an aerial tour of some of the most well-known and beautiful spots in South Africa.  Featured locations include Cape Town, Johannesburg, the Cape of Good Hope, Betty's Bay on the Overberg Coast of the Western Cape Province, Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape, Hermanus (near Cape Town), Graaff Renet on the Eastern Cape, Colesberg in the Northern Cape, Bloemfontein and Ladybrand in the Free State, Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province, the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park, and Pretoria.

Cape Town: Jewel of South Africa

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South Africa

Vaughan Wilson

By many estimations, South Africa's Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world.  In this video, contributor Vaughan Wilson makes a good case for this argument.  In a brilliant drone video, he gives us a bird's eye view of this amazing city on the South Atlantic Ocean, near the fabled Cape of Good Hope, and overlooked by the spectacular Table Top Mountain.  The video also provides some amazing views of some of the lesser known areas just outside of the great city, the second-largest in South Africa after Johannesburg.  

Profile of Luke Maximo Bell

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The Drone Dish: LukeMaximoBell

The Drone Dish

Contributor Luke Maximo Bell has won numerous awards for his drone videos of Cape Town, South Africa and the surrounding areas.  His videos such as "Where 2 Oceans Meet" and "The Most Beautiful City on Earth" have garnered many thousands of views, and his video "Matt Bush - the World of Free Solo Climbing" won the Drone Video of the Week contest.  In this segment of Drone Dish, you'll hear about his love for aerial videography and his favorite places to fly.  

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