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5 Beautiful Proposal Spots in Cape Town – Part 1

Finding the most romantic location and setting to propose is arguably one of the most important steps in the engagement process, so we’ve compiled a 2 part series, each narrowing down 5 of the most stunning proposal spots in Cape Town, to inspire you.

Proposal spots in Cape Town | Man proposing to woman with diamond engagement ring

You’ve met the love of your life, you’ve done your Pinterest ring style and ring size research, and have selected the perfect engagement ring. It’s now time to add the finishing touches by determining the perfect location to pop the big question. Your proposal story will be told for many years to come, so why not consider the most memorable proposal spots in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in South Africa?

With its breathtaking sea, mountain, and cityscape views, Cape Town has much to offer to couples in love with some of the most romantic proposal spots in the world.

1) Cape Point

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Cape Point from above
Cape Point, a popular proposal spot in Cape Town

Cape Point is an iconic location famous for its dramatic, windswept beauty and is one of the most popular proposal spots in Cape Town. Cape Point is the ideal location for lovers of the Cape outdoors. There are many options to personalize your proposal: walking trails with impressive panoramic views, romantic picnics on the secluded, white sands of Diaz Beach, or even staying overnight in the blissfully tranquil Olifantbos Cottage, where you can propose under a star-dappled night sky.

One of the most stunning hikes in Cape Point is the Lighthouse Keeper’s Trail, which is often overlooked by visitors. The views back up to the old lighthouse are wildly breathtaking, and walking up to the very tip of the Cape continent along a sheer cliff-face where two oceans meet in a rush of pure, magnificent power, is an extremely intimate and beautiful way to propose.

2) Table Mountain

With 360-scenic views of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and Robben Island, Table Mountain is high on the list as one of the most incredible proposal spots in Cape Town for good reason. Home to ecosystems of universal value, part of the Cape Floral Region (a protected UNESCO world heritage site), and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, proposing on Table Mountain is sure to make for a dazzling and unforgettable engagement story.

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Cablecar of Table Mountain
Table Mountain Cableway | Photo by Thomas Bennie on Unsplash

Cableways Proposal Package

If you want a Table Mountain proposal without too much walking or hiking, but still set against soaring, breathtaking views, consider booking the Cableway Proposal Package. The Table Mountain team is renowned for the effort and care they put into facilitating proposals that are as memorable and as special as the location itself.

Remember, the Cableway runs according to weather, so it’s essential to be prepared to hike back down if the weather suddenly turns.

3) Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

 Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Fynbos Garden Kirstenbosch, Cape Town
Fynbos Garden Kirstenbosch, Cape Town | Abu Shawka, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the world’s finest botanical gardens and few other locations can surpass the sheer magnificence of Kirstenbosch’s position on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Proposing at the exquisite Kirstenbosch Gardens will sweep the love of your life off their feet entirely if they enjoy visiting locations with meandering walkways, profusions of flora, and romantic picnics with flair. The lush green lawns are dotted with indigenous fynbos and are ideal for setting up your picnic blanket and basket before popping the question (and a bottle of champagne).

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | View from the Gardens, Kirstenbosch Gardens
View from the Gardens, Kirstenbosch Gardens | Didier B (Sam67fr), CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

4) On The Beach

proposal spots in Cape Town | Couple on beach
Couple on Beach | Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash

Cape Town has miles of pristine coast, and the options are endless when it comes to choosing the perfect beach proposal. Two of our favorites, aside from Diaz Beach mentioned above, are Llandudno Beach and Noordhoek Beach.

Llandudno Beach

Llandudno Beach, a sandy-white beach with a picturesque view of the sunset, rests under the gaze of the Judas Peak and is surrounded by spectacular granite boulders. As a result, this beach is relatively sheltered from the wind, increasing its potential as one of the perfect proposal spots in Cape Town, and is generally more serene than Clifton Beach. Once home to ancient civilizations, this beach not only has a rich history, but the majestic features of this coastline are distinctive to the wild Atlantic coast, ensuring your proposal will be infused with authentic Cape coast flair. It is situated in an idyllic suburb where residents fought hard for its seclusion and privacy, with no streetlights or shops in this beautiful, tropical garden suburb.

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Sunset over Llandudno Beach
Llandudno Beach | Photo by Byron Breytenbach on Unsplash

Noordhoek Beach

Access to Noordhoek through the scenic coastal route of Chapman’s Peak Drive is a wonderfully romantic way to begin the day of your proposal. Chapman’s Peak Drive is considered one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. This route offers 180-views of the magnificent Atlantic coastline, flanked by both the soaring mountainside and sheer drops into the Atlantic Ocean below. The route boasts 114 curves and passes through a range of picnic spots and whale-watching vantage points as well.

Noordhoek itself, located at the southern end of Chapman’s Peak Drive, is a thriving agricultural and creative community village just 25 minutes south of Cape Town – the Cape Peninsula’s only truly rural region and country village. Noordhoek combines a peaceful country lifestyle with a vibrant village atmosphere. Noordhoek Beach itself is renowned for its long, sandy white shoreline, and horse riding alongside this beautiful coast is popular. Horseback riding on this beach is an excellent idea if you would like to take your already romantic proposal into legendary status.

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Pink sunset on horseback
Sunset on horseback | Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash

5) Cape Wheel

The views of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront are simply breathtaking, and if you’re looking for proposal spots in Cape town that represent the sheer height and depth of your love, the Cape Wheel is a marvelous option that is sure to go down well. There are plenty of possibilities for what time of day you could go up and this helps add versatility to your proposal plans. First, you could pick a happy day with plenty of sunshine, crisp sea-breezes, and vast, open skies, or you could plan around Cape Town’s magnificent sunsets and propose while the world changes colour. Because the Cape Wheel stays open past sunset, the last option is to take a trip up at night, right into the stars shining as brilliantly as your love.

Either way, we definitely suggest you book the VIP gondola trip in advance. The VIP cabin is a luxurious, glass-floored black gondola with tinted windows and leather seats. The VIP gondola trip also includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine (non-alcoholic alternatives also available) and there are options are available if you’d like to take up your own bubbly, a picnic, and double the length of your trip from 30 minutes to an hour. You could also make arrangements for a live musician and photographer to make it a truly unforgettable event.

Proposal Spots in Cape Town | Cape Wheel with Table Mountain view backdrop
Cape Wheel | Laika ac from USA CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Seal the deal with a diamond engagement ring

Mark Solomon Jewellers has a great variety of exquisitely handcrafted diamond engagement rings, as well as a team of highly qualified designers who can support the process of designing your own if you’re looking to custom craft an engagement ring.

When you wear a Mark Solomon ring, you can be certain that it was handcrafted with great care and attention to detail, resulting in a piece that will bring you joy for a lifetime.

Proposal Spots in Cape Town |  A variety of Mark Solomon Jewellers handcrafted diamond rings

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