Gone are the days where one needed bulky, expensive equipment to capture breath-taking footage. As a matter of fact, we’ve seen some magnificent scenery from in and around South Africa, and from the view of what had long been the baby of the DJI family, mind you – the DJI Spark. We’ve managed to gather a few of our favourites; check them out below.
With its brilliantly blue skies, perfect weather, rolling hills, majestic mountains and the white, sandy beaches caressed by gentle waves, who could deny the unmatched beauty of the Mother City? A few drone enthusiasts have managed to use their Sparks to capture Cape Town in all its splendour. Of course, it was rather hard to choose a favourite, so we’ve narrowed it down... somewhat.
Cape Town by Neil Henderson
Cape Town by Robin George
Cape Town by Stadlmf
Cape Town by ThatSouthAfrican
One of the most charming drives in South Africa, the Garden Route, offers spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife and a real source of adventure for the adrenaline junkie. Of the more popular towns along the Garden Route is Knysna. Check out this awesome video (shot with a DJI Spark) of Knysna Heads and the whale deck at Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa in George, the largest town along the stretch.
Knysna Heads by Robin George
Oubaai by Robin George
The Wild Coast is an adventurous playground where untamed nature, ancient legends and iconic features and leaders converge. The Wild Coast is a 250 kilometre stretch of rugged and unspoiled coastline that lies north of East London along sweeping bays, footprint-free beaches, lazy lagoons and rocky headlands.
Wild Coast, East London by David Rabie
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. The sweeping landscape is made up of grassy plains and rolling hills and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers.
Maasai Mara by Lee Sam
Drakensberg, the landmark mountain range of Southern Africa, rises to more than 3,475 metres. The larger part of the mountain range lies in the KwaZulu-Natal Province and stretches well over 200 kilometres, forming a natural border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal. Injisuthi is a hutted camp in the northern section of the Giants Castle area of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. It offers breathtaking scenery, superb hiking and mountaineering.
Injisuthi by Gerhard Britz
Zanzibar… Just hearing the name already evokes an image of an island paradise with white beaches of soft, sun-kissed sand, shimmering blue waters and a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which do nothing less than feed the soul. The DJI Spark captures it all.
Zanzibar by Ivan Panasenko
Namibia, said to be the "Soul of Africa”, is characterised by vast open spaces, spectacular scenery and great contrasts in the forms of ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. Its raw beauty would undoubtedly be best appreciated through an aerial view. Of course, their southern neighbour could not be left out of this video.
Namibia & South Africa by Guillaume Fontaine
Here we venture through South Africa and Swaziland, showcasing awe-inspiring scenery of land and sea; lush greenery, barren lands, mountainous regions, crashing waves and a myriad of wildlife.
Swaziland & South Africa by Rea Schmidt
The seaside village of Betty’s Bay is not too far from Cape Town, but is known to be both beautiful and serene, making it the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Beaches ideal for surfing, no shortage of hiking trails and abundant in various species of wildlife and indigenous flora makes this coastal town ideal for putting your drone to good use.
Betty's Bay by Gerhard Britz
Rooi-Els is a settlement in the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated 5 kilometres north of Pringle Bay. The beaches of Rooi-Els are popular amongst holiday makers and, judging by the video, it’s not hard to see why.
Rooi-Els by Gerhard Britz
And just because we’re that proudly South African, we’ve added two more...
South Africa by RK-editing
South Africa by Robin George
It could probably be considered a law of nature for the littlest to constantly feel the need to prove their worth, but the petite, yet powerful DJI Spark has clearly shown its older drone siblings that with the correct skill and know-how, the possibilities are endless.