Drakensberg

A drone flew to new heights in the Drakensberg Mountains and the footage was a mixture of exhilaration and fear as a man jumps to fly through the gorges.

 

Living our day to day lives we often forget how much beauty there is out in the world. Even more so within our own beautiful South Africa. We get caught up in the city’s hustle and bustle and never seem to remember just how stunning South Africa’s natural beauty really is.

Often our Facebook feeds are filled dream-worthy travel destinations that are in all corners of the globe. Sometimes, before wishing we could be anywhere but here, we should remember that here, there is a beauty like no other place in the world!

The Drakensberg is really something to behold! The Reel Thing proved that by posting a drone video of the mountains. The footage is breathtaking and a little unnerving at some points.

One man glides through the gorges after taking a leap of faith right over the edge. It is bone chilling stuff for the average person but something to be inspired by if you are a daredevil. The company shared the following information with the video.

“The Drakensberg escarpment stretches for over 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Eastern Cape Province in the South, then successively forms, in order from south to north, the border between Lesotho and the Eastern Cape and the border between Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal Province.”

“The Afrikaans name Drakensberge comes from the name the earliest Dutch settlers to the region gave it. They called them the Drakensbergen, or “Mountains of Dragons”. Several possible reasons for this name include the pointy tops giving an appearance similar to that of the back of the mythical European dragon, old local myths of dragons roaming the mountains, and possible findings of dinosaur fossils (which would have been confused with the remains of dragons).”

Watch the video below. Is this your next dream holiday destination?

a DRONE in the Drakensberg. from The Reel Thing on Vimeo.


Sources: Vimeo
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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