CapeTownMagazine.com

10 Awe-Inspiring Videos of Cape Town

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

10 Awe-Inspiring Videos of Cape Town

A selection of stunning drone footage and spectacular time-lapse creations showing the Mother City in all her glory

Cape Town’s beauty is undeniable. From glorious peaks and valleys to stunning beaches and oceans, the Mother City’s attractions are amongst the most beautiful and well-known in the world.

And while there are some popular vantage points from which to take in all the aesthetic splendour of our pretty city – from atop Table Mountain or aboard a kayak on the Atlantic Ocean, for example – the sites are only seen from specific angles and, of course, in real time.

Enter technology and the adventurous people who use it to create awe-inspiring videos of Cape Town.   

More specifically, of course, we’re talking about some of the most popular drone and time-lapse visuals that ordinary citizens have put together to capture our seaside metropolis from incredible angles and over sped up time frames.

BEST DRONE VIDEOS OF CAPE TOWN

1. With stunning bird’s-eye views of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay and incredible panning shots of Signal Hill and Boulders Beach, this beautiful drone video undoubtedly captures the world-class beauty of some of Cape Town’s most pristine spots.

2. Originally shot for the Dutch magazine LINDA, this aerial artwork beautifully showcases the splendour of Cape Town. The video features everything from visuals of the bucolic Winelands and colourful Bo-Kaap suburb to people quad biking on dunes and surfing in the ocean.

3.  Capturing more than just the usual tourist-y hotspots, this swooping spectacle also covers Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. What’s more, it gets up close and personal with some of the residents, which makes this video particularly engaging.  

4. Check out gorgeous Camps Bay from almost every angle in this visual ode to the glamorous beach, shot during the magic hour when the sun slips below the horizon and everything is awash in golden hues.

5. Captured by American photographer Eric Cheng over a week in August 2015, this aerial video of Cape Town will definitely take your breath away. Footage includes Great White sharks from above at Seal Island, a school of spotted gully sharks in the surf near Cape Point and Table Mountain National Park. Another highlight is the Bos 400 shipwreck, which ran aground two decades ago off the coast of Duiker Point.

BEST TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF CAPE TOWN

6. Cape Town’s hotshot Iger Mike Eloff is not only adept at capturing the beauty of the Mother City in still images, he is also skilled at creating time-lapse videos that encapsulate its aesthetic appeal.  Case in point is this incredible compilation of Cape Town sunsets and sunrises, where the rolling clouds paint a constantly changing picture.

7.  Thunder and lightning are rare occurrences in the Mother City, which makes this time-lapse by photographer, filmmaker and adrenalin junkie Brendon Wainwright all the more electrifying.

8.  Brendon Wainwright is also responsible for creating this epic video stitched together from 6240 still images that capture the incredible movement of clouds and fog in Cape Town. Wainwright has an eye for the unusual: from the eerie ribbons of fog hovering above skyscrapers in the city to a bank of fog sliding over Signal Hill into the City Bowl.

9.  Clouds furiously dancing down Table Mountain, cars zipping around town at night and an epic sunrise all feature in Alexcpt Photography’s awesome time-lapse video of Cape Town.

10. This time-lapse video by photographer Eric Nathan was taken from Lion’s Head looking down into the City Bowl and out towards the Northern Suburbs shows what Cape Town looks like from sunset to moonrise.

---

For more stunning videos of the Mother City, check out the 100 Best Videos of Cape Town. Submit a video and you could win a helicopter flight during 2017.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle and check out our Pinterest boards for updates. Not to mention, subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's hip and happening in our pretty city.

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2017
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30

Slug Kloof 2Tequila Tuesday Drinks Special at Slug and Lettuce Kloof Street

Discounted shots and cocktails right before hump day

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell Theatre“Kaapse Stories” at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

kiff kombi toursCheap Tuesdays with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 20% discount on your next Kiff Kombi Tour when booking for 5 people or more

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Tight Ass Tuesday Karaoke Nights

'Bray' the night away with some super specials to lubricate your lungs

PPG - 1Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition

Sugar, spice and everything alternative

I Love Big Bay Spring MarketI Love Big Bay Market

Put a spring in your step at this fabulous evening market

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser tag activity

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

AfrikaBurn1Afrikaburn Festival

The dusty Karoo desert comes alive to host one of the most radical festivals on the festival lover’s calendar

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town Venues

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars on the Weekends

The Galileo Open Air Theatre Hillcrest QuarryThe Galileo Open Air Cinema at Hillcrest Quarry

Grab your popcorn and settle down at this unique Durbanville location for the 2016-2017 outdoor movie season

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands Live Music 2Happy Hour Special at the Live-Inn Room

Pop in to Park Inn Newslands Hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of the week or weekend

WSDC Shark 5White Shark Diving Company’s Killer Cage Diving Special

Come face-to-face with the ocean’s most fearsome fish for a truly otherworldly bucket-list experience and pay less when booking with these sharky Gansbaai-based experts

Haute Cabriere TerraceTrue Marriage of Food and Wine at Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Enjoy a specially curated Pinot Noir-inspired pairing of exquisite vino and gourmet fare at this Franschhoek eatery

HintHunt Escape Game LogoCape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist Attraction: HintHunt

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City bucket list

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and music offering

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that won’t break the bank

Decor at Cafe Mojito city centreLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved Cuban restaurant and cocktail bar

Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the HaircutterHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the Haircutter

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ambience at this Parisian-inspired Cape Town steakhouse’s #DateNight special

Manga Sushi 22-for-1 Sushi Special at Manga Restaurant

Save on sashimi, salmon roses and more every Tuesday at this contemporary Asian fusion hotspot in Mouille Point

table mountain chocolate 3Table Mountain Chocolate Bar Special

Buy five of the flat-topped bars and pay for four when you mention CapeTownMag

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when booking a single or double colour process, cut and blow-dry

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.