Best places to propose in Cape Town

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Best places to propose in Cape Town

There are so many special moments in each relationship. However, one of the most amazing moments is when you decide you want to propose to your partner. You have decided that you want to spend the rest of your life with this person. You finally have the ring and you are certain that it is the most beautiful piece of jewellery in South Africa. And you know how difficult that was, visiting all the jewellery shops in South Africa and choosing something that shows how much you care. You are prepared for the special moment when you ask your partner to marry you.

There is just one thing left to decide and that is: where are you going to propose? Where is the special place where your partner will definitely say “yes”? Well, to help you out, here are the most wonderful places to propose in Cape Town.


Lion’s Head, of course

When you think about mountains, you may immediately think about Table Mountain. However, the thing is, you don’t want a whole bunch of tourists around when you pop the question. This is why Lion’s Head is the perfect mountain with the perfect view for a proposal. Just think about it, instead of the classic ring pic, you could take the ultimate “We’re getting married!” selfie.

For the active couple, this is a great venue. You have the whole hike up the mountain to prepare yourself and the whole way down to celebrate. Your partner will love it.


The Treetop Canopy Walk

And if mountains are not quite your thing but you want to propose outdoors, surrounded by the serene beauty of the outdoors, well, we have the answer: the Treetop Canopy Walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. You will have all the nature you could ask for, all while taking a relaxed stroll across a bridge overlooking some gorgeous greenery.

You can get down on one knee on the bridge itself and be prepared to receive the answer you have been hoping for. And do not forget to pack a delicious picnic for afterward, so you can celebrate your engagement, of course. Once again, the selfies will be amazing and you can send these to all your nearest and dearest so they know first that you are going to be getting married.  


The Two Oceans Aquarium

If your soon-to-be husband or wife is a fan of sea life, then you can’t go wrong with the aquarium and the V&A Waterfront. There are a variety of places where you can choose to propose and they are all equally beautiful. However, we suggest you avoid the predator exhibit as it is not quite as romantic as, well, any other area. Choose an area where you are surrounded by walls of sea life and your partner will feel like they are in an underwater wonderland.

Afterward, you can celebrate with a bottle of champagne at one of the lovely restaurants overlooking the water. Your partner will love it almost as much as they love you.


On the promenade

If you are looking for something a little more relaxed for your proposal, why not take a walk on the Sea Point Promenade. Think about it for a moment. A sunny afternoon walk, ice cream in your hands, the waves crashing in the background and that moment when your partner says “yes”. If you are not the type of couple who enjoys over-the-top displays of affection, this is perfect for you. It is genuine, heartfelt and romantic without being too overwhelming. Plus, there are many places to go to celebrate afterward while overlooking the ocean.


On the water at sunset

Whether you choose the V&A Waterfront or Hout Bay, you can’t go wrong with a sunset boat ride. Unless, of course, your partner gets seasick. It is important that you know this beforehand, but then again, you know your partner better than anyone! Get some champagne, a few snacks, a warm blanket to share and do not forget the ring. It will definitely be a moment to remember.

The fresh air, the light rocking of the boat and the love of your life. It couldn’t be more perfect, could it? This option is perfect for anyone who loves being out on the ocean.

With all these options, you can’t go wrong. Cape Town is a beautiful city and the best place to propose, so wherever you choose to do it, it will be wonderful. And now that you have the perfect place to propose and you already have the most stunning ring after searching through all of Cape Town’s jewellery shops, it’s time to pop the question. Don’t worry, you have this. Good luck and enjoy the rest of your life with that one special person.

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