It’s time to plan a proposal that will sweep your significant other off their feet. Getting engaged is one of the most memorable and magical moments a couple will ever share, which is why it is so important to plan this special occasion down to the finest detail.
It all starts with finding the perfect proposal location!
When it comes to romantic places to propose in South Africa, there is a wealth of choices. But there is one particular destination that is a step above the rest – The beautiful city of Cape Town.
Deemed one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, people travel from all corners of the globe to get down on one knee and ask that all important question – ‘Will you marry me?’
While Cape Town has no shortage of breath-taking proposal destinations, here are some of the top places to propose in Cape Town.
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The ‘Sunset Rock’ is one of Cape Town’s most glorious hidden gems and secret spots. Undoubtedly making the Sunset Rock one of the top places to propose in Cape Town. In fact, it may just be the #1 proposal spot in the entire Western Cape.
On top of being one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets, the panoramic view from Sunset Rock is unparalleled. Looking out over Camps Bay, the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, Lions Head, the Atlantic Ocean and beyond, it is bound to sweep you off your feet in more ways than one.
#Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
If you and your fiancé to-be are head-over-heels nature lovers, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is the perfect fairy tale proposal destination.
Located right at the base of the renowned Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens is acclaimed as one of the Great Botanic Gardens in the World, showcasing one of the most remarkable displays of indigenous natural beauty in the city.
Boasting endless stretches of lush greenery, lovely lawns, age-old trees, secret waterfalls and flowing streams, a glorious diversity of flora entirely indigenous to Cape Town, and spectacular views and surrounding scenery, this natural gem creates a breathtakingly beautiful and romantic setting for an unforgettable proposal.
To make this special occasion even more enthralling, Kirstenbosch offers hidden rock pools, forest escapes under the trees, secret waterfalls, the infamous Treetop Canopy Walk (known as the ‘Boomslang’), and lovely pathways complimented by incredible views of Table Mountain.
**Wedding Planning? Once she says yes you need to start planning for the wedding. Add some fun to your wedding and hire a delicious ice cream cart to entertain your guests for desert.
**Pack a romantic picnic basket with champagne and celebrate your special moment in style in one of the most beautiful settings in Cape Town.
**To find out more about Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, have a look at our ‘Top 5 Reasons To Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens’ blog.
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Planning a romantic trip up Signal Hill will undoubtedly make for a magnificent and memorable proposal. Regarded as one of the most stunning and sought-after locations in Cape Town, the view from its 350m high summit is nothing short of spectacular. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the glorious city of Cape Town, you’ll be utterly mesmerised.
If you’re looking to make your Signal Hill proposal extra memorable, plan a romantic picnic at sunset. Signal Hill isn’t known as one of the best sunset spots in Cape Town for nothing. The golden sunlight will add to the magical atmosphere making it a moment neither of you will ever forget.
**Extra Signal Hill Insight: In the evenings, Signal Hill is known as ‘lovers lane’ – popular with couples who are up there to enjoy the lights and the romance of the Table Mountain backdrop, particularly during summer when Table Mountain is lit at night.
Is there anything more romantic than a proposal on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world?
There is no denying that Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most renowned and sought-after beaches. Not to mention the most beautiful and captivating too. Boasting an endless stretch of white sand, clear turquoise water, palm trees, a vibrant energy, and spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, Atlantic Ocean, and Lions Head, Camps Bay is pure beach bliss!
As the beach is several kilometres long, with vast stretches of sand, large granite boulders, rocky outcrops and rock pools, the stunning Camps Bay tidal pool, and several secret spots and hidden gems scattered about, you certainly have an incredible selection of proposal spots to choose from.
**Extra tip: There is nothing more magical and romantic than a Camps Bay proposal at sunset with the sound of the waves crashing in the background.
#Top of Table Mountain
Proposing on top of Table Mountain literally takes ‘feeling on top of the world’ to a whole new level!
There are few things that can trump proposing 1,086 meters above sea level on top of one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Not only will proposing on the Table Mountain summit make for a breath-taking and unforgettable proposal, but a bucket-list experience in every way.
To make things even better, you will be surrounded by sweeping 360degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lions Head, Signal Hill, the Mother City in all her glory, and the entire Cape Peninsula – There is nothing quite like it, or anything that even comes close for that matter.
Table Mountain is also deemed one of the best sunrise and sunset spots in Cape Town. If you’re eager to make your mountain-top proposal even more magical, make sure you get up there before sunrise or sunset.
**Extra tip: Commemorate and celebrate this memorable occasion with a romantic picnic and special champagne toast paired with what is arguably one of the most magnificent views in the world.
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain near Stellenbosch, Hidden Valley is one of the Cape Winelands’ most beautiful Wine Farms. For those who love to go slightly off the beaten track in search of Cape Town’s best kept secrets and lesser-known hidden gems, Hidden Valley is the perfect place for the perfect proposal.
The jewel of the farm is shrouded by fynbos, vineyards, and olive groves, and boasts spectacular views of vast mountain ranges, thriving vineyards, and stunning surrounding scenery.
To add an extra special touch, Hidden Valley Wine Farm offers you a delightful picnic basket to enjoy. Plus you can go for wine tasting after your proposal to celebrate in true Cape Winelands style.
#Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery
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Known as the keeper of one of Cape Town’s best-kept wine tasting secrets, Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery is any head-over-heels wine lover’s dream wine escape. Offering wine enthusiasts one of the most unique and enthralling wine tasting experiences, its hard to resist a visit to this beautiful one-of-a-kind Western Cape wine gem.
Beyond merely enjoying a tasting of Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery’s array of exceptional wines, you get to do so in a destination that is truly unlike any other – your very own cave! How amazing is that?!
Klein Roosboom has reclaimed and lovingly restored their former wine storage facilities (‘caves’), creating romantic wine tasting nooks ideal for a cosy tasting-for-two – Making it the perfect place for a romantic and unforgettable proposal!
Each cave has been tastefully decked out with roses, old-fashioned decor pieces, and soft natural lighting, creating the most magical romance-filled setting and mood for a memorable occasion and celebration.
This one is specially dedicated to all the adventurous couples!
Located approximately 60km south west of the city of Cape Town, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is the ultimate mecca for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Beyond its unapologetic natural beauty, Cape Point boasts a rich diversity of fauna and flora, stunning secret beaches, endless adventure experiences, high-rising mountain peaks, tons of hidden gems and secret spots, and some of the most thrilling hiking trails in the Western Cape.
Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the sensational sweep-you-off-your-feet views you’ll get to admire and enjoy at every twist and turn.
Whether you choose to propose on one of Cape Point’s beautiful secret beaches with the sound of waves breaking in the background, on an exhilarating hike to one of Cape Point’s hidden gems, or on a clifftop overlooking the ocean and every inch of Cape Point’s unparalleled natural beauty – it promises to exceed all your expectations.
**Extra Tip: You can either opt to pack your own romantic picnic basket or celebrate with a glass of bubbly at the Two Oceans Restaurant.
**If you’re eager to explore Cape Point even further, check out our ‘Top 5 Things To Do At Cape Point Anytime of the Year’ blog.
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Regarded as one of Cape Town’s most remarkable hidden gems, Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star,
award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.
Sitting at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, right on the ocean shore, Tintswalo Atlantic is perched on a stunning pebbled beach. This beautiful Cape Town hidden gem boasts picturesque panoramic views of the Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean, perfectly complemented by the sound of waves lapping gently against the rocks – Sounds like a dream right?
Why not turn this dream into a reality – all while sipping on champagne and watching the glorious sun set over the ocean and Sentinel mountain peak?!
A Cape Winelands proposal to remember!
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Is there anything more romantic than getting engaged at one of the most spectacular and sought-after Wine Farms in the Cape Winelands?
Situated at the top of Constantia Nek, with sweeping views all the way to False Bay, Beau Constantia is one of the most exceptional boutique wine farms in the Western Cape.
Located along the famed Constantia Wine Route, Beau Constantia’s vines are planted to an elevation of 350 metres above sea-level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape. These lovingly nurtured vines are spoilt with panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain ranges and over False Bay as far as Hangklip.
Enjoy a uniquely wonderful wine tasting experience followed by exceptional cuisine made by one of the world’s most talented chefs.
Propose on the deck of a private yacht at sunset!
Plan the perfect romantic proposal by booking an exclusive sunset cruise for you and your fiancé to-be.
Cruise down the beautiful Atlantic coast, surrounded by breath-taking views of the coastline, Table Mountain, Lions Head, and beyond, all while watching the magnificent sunset with a glass of celebratory bubbly in hand. If you’re lucky you’ll even get to see the beloved members of the Cape Town Big 5 – Dolphins, whales, African Penguins, Mola Mola sunfish and the charismatic Cape Fur Seals.
**Extra Tip: There are a wide range of private sunset cruises, catamarans, and yachts to be enjoyed from the V&A Waterfront.
#The Clifton Ridge Rocks
The Clifton Ridge Rocks is one of Cape Town’s most magical hidden gems and beautiful secret sunset spots. Undoubtedly making it one of the top places to propose in Cape Town. Paired with a stunning sunset view and a few celebratory sundowners and its pure sunset proposal bliss!