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Cape Town’s Most Romantic Settings to Pop the Big Question

Marriage Proposal

Cape Town is home to some of the most picturesque locations in the world, providing the ultimate backdrop for your special proposal.

Here’s a list of some of our favourite proposal locations in the Mother City.

Table Mountain

For an enchanting proposal surrounded by dramatic landscapes and postcard-perfect sunsets, head to Table Mountain. Celebrated as one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks, this cherished city gem boasts 360-degree vistas of Cape Town, endless ocean views and some of the most scenic landscapes. Travel up via the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway or embark on a romantic hike using one of the many hiking routes. Once at the top, find one of the many viewpoints to pop the question. If you want to make it extra special, enlist the help of one of the restaurants to create a romantic set up. A trip up the cable car is weather permitting.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Known for its lush landscapes and an array of vibrant flora, Kirstenbosch Gardens offers many enchanting settings straight out of a fairytale. Opt for the perfect picnic with red roses and champagne or venture to the Tree Canopy Walkway, a curved masterpiece crafted from steel and timber that gracefully winds and dips through the Arboretum’s trees. Affectionately known as ‘The Boomslang,’ this unique marvel provides an ethereal setting, creating the ideal ambiance for a truly romantic proposal.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden also has many hidden spots if you are looking for a more private proposal.

Signal Hill

Getting to the top of Signal Hill is a quick drive, but the route that takes you to the top shows off some of the city’s most breathtaking views. As you ascend, the cityscape unfolds, revealing iconic landmarks against the backdrop of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Best during sunset, head there early to find the perfect and private spot. As the sun descends over the Atlantic Ocean, set your plans into motion for a truly enchanting experience.

Boulders Beach

For a one-of-a-kind proposal that would surely melt your partner’s heart, head to Boulders Beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalks and admire the playful penguins from a respectful distance. The combination of the penguin colony and the soothing ocean scenery creates a whimsical and unforgettable atmosphere.

Majik Forest

Nestled in the enchanting northern suburbs, Majik Forest boasts an expansive array of lush flora, with ducks, a dam and a mountain bike and hiking trail. A haven for romance, this pet-friendly park is a dreamy proposal destination that also doubles as a captivating wedding photoshoot backdrop.

Lichtenstein Castle

Built as a replica of the Gothic Schloss Lichtenstein Castle in southern Germany, this private estate in Hout Bay is straight out of fairytale. Perched upon the Karbonkelberg Mountain and overlooking the Hout Bay Harbour, the castle and its grounds offer a variety of spaces where you can craft a unique and creative proposal, whether you prefer a quiet courtyard, a scenic overlook or the castle’s interior.

Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Pop the question at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa. Stroll through the historic vineyards, indulge in a wine tasting, and then find a secluded spot on the estate to pop the question. PS: the view from the Manor House makes a picture-perfect spot due to its charming Cape Dutch architecture.

Cape Point

Located at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point offers dramatic cliffs, expansive ocean views and a sense of being at the edge of the world. Take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the lighthouse, where you will have some of the most captivating views. If you are looking for some privacy, head to Diaz Beach, known as one of the most scenic beaches in Cape Town.

A helicopter trip

If you want to splurge, you can take a private helicopter tour over the Cape Peninsula, and when the time is right, pop the question. This luxury tour showcases the city’s finest views from the sky.

V&A Waterfront

For those who want an unsuspecting proposal, disguise it as a shopping trip to the V&A Waterfront. Situated against the backdrop of Table Mountain, this popular attraction offers thrilling activities, waterfront strolls, shopping and dining. Plan a HintHunt Amazing Race-style adventure or pop the question at one of the many fine dining restaurants in the precinct.

Waterfront at Night, Cape Town

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