Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of South Africa

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South Africa - A world in one country

Jeroen Schrage Videography

Contributor Jeroen Schrage took a 3.6k km (2k mi) trip with some friends around South Africa, primarily outside of the country's 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 to shots of penguins waddling about, this is a must watch drone video!

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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.  

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Drone Safari - Kruger National Park


Kruger National Park is a gigantic wild game preserve in northeastern South Africa.  At over 11k square km (over 7k square mi), it 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.  Watch this drone video and you will see many many wild animal species from an entirely new (aerial) perspective.  

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The City of Cape Town


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 video advances the common claim that this city on the southern tip of Africa is the world's most beautiful city.  

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Destructive Ocean of Durban-South Africa


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.  

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Alien Landscape and Ai


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.  .

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Rise Above® Cape Town


AirVuz contributor Riseaboveearth travels around the world creating amazing travel videos using a combination of drones and ground cameras.  They spent six weeks in and around Cape Town, South Africa to create this spectacular video, which creatively combines aerial and ground footage.  Capturing everything from kayakers to ships in the ocean, this film will amaze you.  

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The Whales of Hermanus


Hermanus, a small town near 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.  

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Four Seasons Hotel - Johannesburg - South Africa


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.  

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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.

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Matt Bush - World of Free Solo Climbing


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.

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RoadTrip - South Africa


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 a game preserve, 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.