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10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

November 13, 2015

10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

So you’ve found the one you’d like to walk into the sunset with, and have fallen head over heels in love ……but you don’t know any really good places to pop the question (South Africa; 2015)

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Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the ten best places to propose in South Africa (South Africa; 2015).


Maliba Lodge – Lesotho

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Maliba Lodge. Image courtesy of Maliba Lodge

Dining on your private deck overlooking uninterrupted views of the majestic Maloti-Drakensberg mountains, the perfect moment couldn’t get any better!

Located just a quick drive across the border, in the Kingdom In The Sky – Lesotho,  the untouched mountain landscape provides the perfect backdrop for your proposal.

The Luxury five star accommodation, welcomes you to create memories you will never forget, in a setting like no other. The staff are ever ready to help you take care of everything you need, whether it be setting up a private dinner on your deck, horse riding to a romantic picnic spot in the mountains or coming back to a room lit by candles, the fireplace burning and rose petals scattered.  

The breath-taking landscape, luxury accommodation tailored to your needs staff assisting you with even the tiniest details will ensure that your proposal is like nothing your loved one could have imagined!

Where: Maliba Lodge, Lesotho
Contact:  +27 31 702 8791 or email





Cape Point Vineyards


Cape PointCape Point Vineyards. Image courtesy of Cape Point Vineyards

A picnic on the grassy banks of the Cape Point Vineyards Estate – which has beautiful 360-degree views of fynbos, mountains, vineyards and (if timed perfectly) sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean – is a great way to set the mood before you get down on one knee and produce the ring (South Africa; 2015).

The vineyards are located just below the entrance to Chapman’s Peak, on the rolling grassy slopes of the Noordhoek Amphitheatre, and are a short, five-minute walk from Noordhoek beach (South Africa; 2015).

Propose to your beloved as the sun sets over the Atlantic after a delicious picnic prepared by the estate’s head chef, Clayton Bell; or take them on a walk along the beach where you can get down on one knee in the sand and say those four famous words: ‘Will you marry me?’ (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Contact: +27 (0)21 789 0178 or email

Phantom Forest Eco Reserve

Phantom Forest

A romantic dinner for two in a mystical Afromantane forest will set the mood. Image courtesy ofPhantom Forest Eco Reserve (South Africa; 2015).

How about a weekend away in the heart of the Garden Route?

Within an Afromontane forest in the Western Cape lies the luxurious Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, a getaway with an enchanted feel (South Africa; 2015).

Spend a few nights inside one of the elegantly decorated tree-house suites, which blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings (South Africa; 2015).

Take your partner on a boat ride up the river or be pampered at the Body Boma, which offers Swedish massages, Reiki massages, full body massages, facials, and mud and mineral wraps (South Africa; 2015).

Head over to the Eyrie and sip sundowners as you watch the sun set over the lagoon (South Africa; 2015).

Whether you’re resting in your room overlooking the forest or enjoying the serene atmosphere of your surroundings, the perfect moment to ask the big question will definitely present itself (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Phantom Pass Road, Westford Bridge, Knysna
Contact: +27 (0)44 386 0046 or email

Prana Lodge

Prana Lodge

Prana Lodge. Image courtesy of Prana Lodge Private Beach Lodge Estate (South Africa; 2015).

A short 40-minute drive outside East London, away from the city buzz, lies Prana Lodge Private Beach Lodge Estate – the ideal romantic getaway destination (South Africa; 2015).

This five-star private beach lodge estate is located within an indigenous dune forest, with direct access to a 21km stretch of unspoilt beach (South Africa; 2015).

Best described as a luxury home-away-from-home, each suite at Prana Lodge is separated by garden walls and features a private patio with its own plunge pool, giving you all the added features with extra privacy for you and your future spouse (South Africa; 2015).

Everything about this lodge whispers romance and relaxation, from its Thai spa and wellness centre, to activities like horseriding, fishing, hiking and birdwatching (South Africa; 2015).

Why not ask your loved one over a romantic meal on the beach? The amazing view of the untouched beach and Indian Ocean in the background will set the perfect scene (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Chintsa Drive, Chintsa East, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
Contact: +27 (0)43 704 5100 or email

God’s Window

God’s Window

The view from God’s Window is always inspiring. Image courtesy of Aquila

God’s Window is one of the biggest highlights of the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga (South Africa; 2015).

It’s said to be the place where Africa split from Madagascar and Antarctica during the break-up of Gondwanaland millions of years ago, and after one look down at the spectacular scenery you’ll hardly doubt why it was named God’s Window (South Africa; 2015).

God’s Window is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most amazing viewpoints, offering panoramic views of the lush green Lowveld landscape that will surely take your partner’s breath away – if a proposal doesn’t (South Africa; 2015).

Where: +/-10km from Graskop, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
Contact: +27 (0)13 759 5300 or email<

La Residence, Franschhoek

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La Residence. Image courtesy of La Residence (South Africa; 2015).

Located in the scenic Franschhoek Valley, at the heart of the beautiful Elandskloof Farm, is the luxurious La Residence hotel (South Africa; 2015).

La Residence, which boasts a beautiful mountain backdrop, is surrounded by the farm’s plum orchards and vineyards, and offers spectacular views of the unspoilt rural surrounds, as well as an atmosphere of complete serenity (South Africa; 2015).

Franschhoek has been described as the food and wine capital of South Africa, so you can be sure dining at the La Residence restaurant will be a culinary experience to remember (South Africa; 2015).

Treat your other half to a delicious lunch or dinner at the restaurant. Ask for their hand in marriage over a mouthwatering dessert, or you could have the ring strategically placed in the dessert (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Elandskloof Private Road, Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek
Contact: +27 (0)21 876 4100 or email

Rocktail Beach

Rocktail Beach

If you’re not too fond of public attention, don’t worry, the private beach at Rocktail Beach Camp is very secluded. Image courtesy of Jolene Bertoldi (South Africa; 2015).

If you and your partner are not fans of crowds then Rocktail Beach Camp is the ideal place for you to propose and start planning the rest of your lives together (South Africa; 2015).

Rocktail Beach Camp is set in the thick Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, and is a short walk away from a secluded, unspoilt golden beach that stretches as far as the eye can see (South Africa; 2015).

You could go the traditional romantic route and ask your partner during an afternoon or evening walk along the beach, or switch things up a bit by proposing to them underwater, during a snorkelling or scuba-diving session (South Africa; 2015).

There’s no way they’ll decline (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Rocktail Beach Camp, D1850 Road, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact: +27 (0)11 807 1800

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Kagga Kamma

Kagga Kamma. Image courtesy of Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve (South Africa; 2015).

The Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is the perfect peaceful retreat, located in the serene Cederberg mountains (South Africa; 2015).

The Bushmen Lodge, which is a part of the nature reserve, is located on what was once home to the Bushmen of the Western Cape, and many rock paintings dating back thousands of years can be seen in caves in the area (South Africa; 2015).

During the day unusual rock formations and majestic mountains form a part of the backdrop, but nighttime is one of the best parts of this landscape (South Africa; 2015).

When darkness falls, under the night sky that comes alive with the Milky Way, shooting stars and millions of other brilliant celestial bodies, it’s the perfect time to ask that special someone to marry you (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Breede River DC, Western Cape
Contact: +27 (0)21 872 4343 or email

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Walter Sisulu

The spectacular Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, complete with its own waterfall, is an ideal place to pop the question. Image courtesy of Chris Eason (South Africa; 2015).

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is a hidden gem – a haven for picnickers, birds and other small wildlife – away from Johannesburg’s city buzz (South Africa; 2015).

The garden, which is one of the youngest of South Africa’s national botanical gardens, is home to 600 plant species (that add amazing splashes of colour to the garden in spring – hint, hint), 220 bird species, various small mammals and reptiles, and a trail that goes up alongside the Witpoortjie waterfall (South Africa; 2015).

Organise a picnic for you and your other half (preferably in spring, when there are bursts of colour all around the park) in one of the more secluded spots in the garden. Take them on a walk on one of the many walkways towards the waterfall. It’s a warm sunny day, the birds are chirping, there’s a beautiful waterfall in the background … you know what to do next (South Africa; 2015).

Pop the question already (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort
Contact: +27 (0)86 100 1278 or email

Lion’s Head

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A romantic mountain-top spot and sunset over the Atlantic Ocean are the perfect combination for proposals. Image courtesy of -marko (South Africa; 2015).

Why not go the adventurous route and take a hike up one of the Mother City’s top attractions – Lion’s Head (South Africa; 2015).

The mountain, which sits comfortably between the world-famous Table Mountain and Signal Hill, is home to a few idyllic romantic spots that are perfect for an unforgettable proposal (South Africa; 2015).

Once your partner’s said yes, why not stay a while and watch the sunset – it’s the perfect way to end a day that marks the start of the rest of your lives together (South Africa; 2015).

Where: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town
Contact:  27 (0)21 712 2337 or email


South Africa (2015) 9 Great Places To Propose. [Accessed 13 November 2015]


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