This incredible video has been doing the rounds lately. Captured using an aerial quadcopter, the dramatic footage shows the Mother City and some of its most famous landmarks, including Table Mountain, Cape Point, Seal Island, Lion’s Head and Simon’s Town harbour.

The video was captured by award-winning underwater and aerial photographer Eric Cheng earlier this year. Apart from the natural land-based beauty of Cape Town, the clip also shows off what’s lurking in the surrounding waters – the shark-like figures at the 1:20 mark have certainly got people talking. There is some footage at the 3:00 mark of great white shark chumming which I’m not a fan of but otherwise the video is worth a watch.

Aerial Cape Town, South Africa, by Phantom 2 from Eric Cheng on Vimeo.

You can’t keep drones out of the news at the moment – good and bad. For these types of aerial shots, they are quite something. Visit to see more of Eric’s work.