Finding the most romantic spot to propose is one of the most crucial steps in the engagement process; to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 5 stunning locations to propose in Cape Town. To read Part 1 of our series around places to propose in Cape Town, where we covered several gorgeous locations like Cape Point, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Beaches, and the Cape Wheel, click the button below:
You’ve met the love of your life, done your Pinterest research on ring styles and ring sizes, and found the ideal engagement ring. It’s now time to put the finishing touches on the proposal plans by deciding on the ideal venue. The story of how you got down on one knee will inevitably be told for many years to come, so why not make it memorable by selecting one of the many gorgeous places to propose in Cape Town?
1) Sunset Yacht Cruise
One of the most beautiful places to propose in Cape Town is out on the water. The tried and true romantic sunset yacht cruise simply exudes refined romance. An idyllic yacht cruise around Cape Town’s harbor, glasses of champagne in hand, is a particularly great idea if your partner loves sailing and the fresh sea air. With sparkling light dancing off waves and water, the sun setting in a symphony of rich hues against the horizon, your proposal will go down in history as one of the most romantic.
There are many amazing options and companies to choose from; a first-class private catamaran ship, an ultra-modern luxury yacht, or a vintage schooner when chartering a voyage. There are also a few companies that offer Proposal Packages specifically. Whether you would prefer to have an intimate evening just as a couple, or go big by inviting family and friends, a sunset cruise is the perfect proposal setting.
2) Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
If your partner is fond of all things vintage and over-the-top-romance, consider popping the question in the age-old tradition on a horse-drawn carriage ride beginning at the Castle before making its way through the Company Gardens in Cape Town. The Company Gardens itself is a beautiful location, there are the famous squirrels, whom you can feed with nuts purchased in bags, Egyptian geese, herons, and there’s even an aviary with dozens of bird species to see. There is also an 80-year-old bamboo plantation, trunks etched with lovers’ initials, fountains, ponds, and tree-lined pathways creating a green, calm haven for visitors.
The horse-drawn carriage experience is utterly out of the ordinary, creating a dreamy, romantic atmosphere of old-fashioned wooing. Take in the view and company while sipping a bottle of bubbly, before making your way to your partner’s favorite restaurant after the carriage trip, where you have already made a reservation.
3) Helicopter Ride over Cape Peninsula
Popping the question up in the sky is certainly one of the most unique places to propose in Cape Town, and will make a thrilling future engagement story! Rev up the romance and take a private helicopter trip over the Cape Peninsula, with breathtaking views of Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, the Atlantic Seaboard, Table Mountain, or even the Cape Winelands, before landing at the V & A Waterfront’s helipad for a celebration glass of bubbly.
There is the option to also add a deluxe Winelands food experience to your airborne journey to celebrate your love.
The VIP experience begins with a private Full Peninsula flight around Cape Point, where you’ll be treated to the most beautiful vistas of the historic Cape Of Good Hope. The flight will then take you directly to Idiom Wine Estate on the Helderberg Wine Route, where you will partake in the Idiom Signature Experience, which includes haute cuisine tasting menus paired with wines from the exclusive Idiom Collection or a selection of imported Italian wines, as well as a three-course meal fusing Italian and South African cuisine.
If you’re planning on proposing in the air, let Cape Town Helicopters know ahead of time so the pilot can signal you to pull out the ring at the appropriate moment (believe them, they do over 26 engagement flights every year and have a 100% yes-rate).
4) Love Birds on Boulders Beach
Go down on one knee in front of the incurable romantics, the large colony of African penguins on Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, a 48-minute drive from Cape Town. Because African penguins are monogamous and mate for life, this is an ideal location to ask your love for her or his hand in the midst of these adorable creatures.
With white, smooth sand and big granite boulders protruding out of the gorgeous blue seas of False Bay, the beach is also very picturesque.
5) At the top of a Lighthouse
Propose just before sunset on top of Cape Town’s most romantic lighthouse, Slangkop Point Lighthouse, near Kommetjie, 42 kilometers from the city. Discover the various shipwrecks in the area by walking along its beach walkway or wooden footpath.
Seal the Deal with a Diamond Engagement Ring
Now you know your options on the best places to propose in Cape Town, it’s time to seal the deal with a diamond engagement ring. Mark Solomon Jewellers has an extensive collection of exquisite handmade diamond engagement rings and also offer you the opportunity to design your own. When wearing a Mark Solomon ring you can rest assured in pieces that are handcrafted with great detail and skill which will result into a lifetime of joy.
Our designs are created with care, thought and accuracy to make all facets concerning your ring a continuous state of bliss. From design to wear takes only a matter of days. If you are interested in purchasing an authentic South African diamond, or engagement ring, please visit our contacts page and send us an email. We will be glad to assist you in any way we can.