08 March 2016 by Warren Raaff

Begin your lives together in South Africa - Top places to propose

When you make the decision to pop the question, it’s a moment in time that you will want to capture in a bottle – a picturesque, unique, and memorable bottle that will endure in you and your partner’s memories till the end of time.

With magnificent vistas, charming cities, and unsurpassed natural wonders, South Africa is the perfect place to take the first step of the rest of your lives. Here are a few options to make that fateful question count.

Photo courtesy of Robbie Ribeiro

Love with a view

If there is one thing you can always find in South Africa, it’s a breath-taking view. When looking out across the land towards the distant horizon, one can’t help but put life into perspective and make decisions that truly matter.

God’s Window

Deep in the heart of Mpumalanga along the famous Panorama Route lies God’s Window, one of South Africa’s most breath-taking natural look-out points. This is the perfect place to seal the deal and pop the question.

 

God's Window in Mpumalanga

God's Window in Mpumalanga

 

Signal Hill

When one thinks of South Africa, Cape Town is generally one of the first places that comes to mind. There are countless views to leave one in awe. None, however, are as powerful as the view of Table Mountain from Signal Hill… particularly during sunset.

 

Signal Hill in Cape Town, Western Cape

Signal Hill in Cape Town, Western Cape

 

Cape Point

Where two oceans meet, two lovers can do the same. There is nothing quite like standing on the tip of Africa with an ocean in front of you and a continent behind.

 

Cape Point, Western Cape

Cape Point, Western Cape

In the city

While natural beauty may be a top pick, sometimes one needs the soul of a city to fuel the passion of a proposal.

Durban

The endless expanse of the ocean is the perfect backdrop to the perfect moment. There’s something about doing this with a sunset in front of you and a city behind you. Have you seen the Moyo Pier in Durban… ‘nuff said.

Moyo Pier in Durban

Moyo Pier in Durban

 

Northcliff Hill, Johannesburg

On the precipice of the City of Gold there is a well-known viewpoint on top of the second highest point in the greater city area. There’s just something about the twinkling lights of Africa’s biggest city providing the glistening backdrop of romance to a pivotal moment in your life.

Northcliff Hill water tower in Johannesburg

Northcliff Hill water tower in Johannesburg

 

In the wild

There are many areas of South Africa that are largely untouched by mankind, preserved in natural beauty as mother nature intended.

The Kruger National Park - Lion Sands

For a romantic occasion of this scale, there are plenty of choices when it comes to luxury game lodges. One option that comes to mind is the unforgettably romantic Lion Sands Game Reserve within the Kruger National Park. They provide a bush experience like no other with a stunning set of 5-star treehouses  Let wild animal calls and dramatic sunsets cement your love. 

The beautiful Tinyeleti Treehouse at Lion Sands, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’

The beautiful Tinyeleti Treehouse at Lion Sands, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’

 

Star gazing in Sutherland

With the southern hemisphere’s largest telescope and some of the most jaw-dropping views of the Milky Way, Sutherland is perfectly positioned with the perfect climate for unobstructed views of the universe. What better spot, with the stars as your witness, to get on one knee.

The Sutherland Observatory in Northern Cape

The Sutherland Observatory in Northern Cape

 

But that’s not all…

This list is just the tip of the romance iceberg. Everywhere you turn in South Africa, there’s a romantic spot waiting to be explored. Check out the Garden Route, luxury game lodges in Limpopo, the Cape Winelands and many more. Whatever you pick, we’ll be honoured to provide the background to your future. 

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