by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
South Africa is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for mountains, canyons, beaches, wineries, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in South Africa to ask that special person to marry you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
In this guide we will explain the following:
- Romantic Locations in South Africa
- Kruger National Park
- Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
- Beautiful Mountains and Canyons
- Table Mountain - Cape Town
- Blyde River Canyon
- Outdoor Locations to Propose in South Africa
- Madikwe Game Reserve
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - Cape Town
- Cape Winelands
- Robben Island - Cape Town
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - Cape Town
- Best Places to Propose in South Africa
Romantic Locations in South Africa
Embark on a romantic safari adventure in Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, for the chance to see the Big Five and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Propose during a sunset game drive or a private bush dinner for an unforgettable experience amidst the African wilderness.
2. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
Visit Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of Africa, and the nearby Cape of Good Hope for stunning coastal scenery and dramatic cliffs. Propose against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline for a romantic and adventurous moment.
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Beautiful Mountains and Canyons
3. Table Mountain - Cape Town
Propose at the top of Table Mountain, one of Cape Town's most iconic landmarks, for breathtaking views of the city, the surrounding coastline, and the Atlantic Ocean. You can hike to the summit or take the cable car for a memorable proposal experience.
4. Blyde River Canyon
Explore Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world, located in Mpumalanga province. Propose at one of the scenic viewpoints overlooking the canyon, such as God's Window or the Three Rondavels, for breathtaking panoramic views of the lush landscapes and dramatic rock formations.
Outdoor Locations to Propose in South Africa
South Africa is full of romantic mountains, gardens, and wineries. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal in a romantic garden, viewing nature or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.
Hermanus is renowned as one of the best places in the world for land-based whale and dolphin watching. Hermanus is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, with stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and coastline. You can propose against the backdrop of the scenic cliffs overlooking Walker Bay or on one of the beautiful beaches, such as Grotto Beach or Voëlklip Beach, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature.
6. Madikwe Game Reserve
Situated in the North West Province near the Botswana border, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa's largest and most diverse game reserves. You can propose during a private game drive or bush walk, followed by a romantic dinner under the stars at one of the reserve's luxury lodges.
7. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - Cape Town
Enjoy a romantic dinner or sunset cruise at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, with views of Table Mountain and the bustling harbor. Propose against the backdrop of the city lights and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a magical and memorable moment.
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8. Cape Winelands
Explore the picturesque vineyards and historic wine estates of the Cape Winelands, such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. Propose amidst the scenic beauty of the vineyards, with the mountains as your backdrop, and celebrate with a wine tasting or romantic dinner at one of the wineries.
9. Robben Island - Cape Town
Take a boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, and propose amidst the historic surroundings and scenic views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town skyline. Robben Island boasts scenic views of Table Mountain, Cape Town, and the surrounding coastline. Proposing against the backdrop of these stunning vistas can add beauty and romance to your special moment, creating a contrast between the island's past and its natural beauty.
10. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - Cape Town
Take a romantic stroll through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, known for its diverse flora and stunning landscapes. Propose amidst the colorful blooms, tranquil ponds, and lush greenery for a serene and romantic setting.
Best Places to Propose in South Africa
While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, South Africa has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.
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