For any tourist, Cape Town has some incredible sights that locals might not have seen before. Go a couple of kilometres in any direction and you are almost guaranteed to find some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

So in an attempt to capture the incredible beauty of the Mother City, a DJI Phantom 2 drone was put into the sky and whizzed around the Western Cape’s natural resources – capturing some amazing footage of nature and animals in their natural habitat.

The Phantom 2 drone was piloted by DJI’s director of aerial imaging, Eric Cheng, and the almost four-minute GoPro-shot video shows the city bowl, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Cape Point and a rather brave seal that chases a shark into the breakers.

“A short aerial film showing the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounding area, including Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Hout Bay, Simon’s Town, and Seal Island. Footage includes great white sharks from above at Seal Island, an aggregation of spotted gully sharks / sharptooth houndshark (Triakis megalopterus) in the surf near Cape Point in Table Mountain National Park, and a brown fur seal surfing in the waves,” Cheng wrote in the film’s description.

To find out how htxt.africa’s Adam Oxford found the DJI Phantom 2, click here.

Have a look at the amazing footage below – be sure to watch it in high-definition:

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.