Are you ready to pop the big question? Read on for the TOP places to propose in South Africa!

When you make the decision to pop the question, it’s a moment in time that you will want to capture in a bottle – a picturesque, unique, and memorable bottle that will endure in you and your partner’s memories till the end of time.

With magnificent vistas, charming cities, and unsurpassed natural wonders, South Africa is the perfect place to take the first step towards the rest of your lives.

Thank you South African Tourism for this great article. Here are a few destinations that will make that fateful question count.

Love with a view

If there is one thing you can always find in South Africa, it’s a breath-taking view. When looking out across the land towards the distant horizon, one can’t help but put life into perspective and make decisions that truly matter.

God’s Window


Deep in the heart of Mpumalanga along the famous Panorama Route lies God’s Window. One of South Africa’s most breath-taking natural look-out points. This is the perfect place to seal the deal and pop the question.

Signal Hill


When one thinks of South Africa, Cape Town is generally one of the first places that comes to mind. There are countless views to leave one in awe. None, however, are as powerful as the view of Table Mountain from Signal Hill… particularly during sunset.

Cape Point


Where two oceans meet, two lovers can do the same. There is nothing quite like standing on the tip of Africa with an ocean in front of you and a continent behind.

In the city

While natural beauty may be a top pick, sometimes one needs the soul of a city to fuel the passion of a proposal.



The endless expanse of the ocean is the perfect backdrop to the perfect moment. There’s something about doing this with a sunset in front of you and a city behind you. Have you seen the Moyo Pier in Durban… ‘nuff said.

Northcliff Hill, Johannesburg


On the precipice of the City of Gold there is a well-known viewpoint on top of the second highest point in the greater city area. There’s just something about the twinkling lights of Africa’s biggest city providing the glistening backdrop of romance to a pivotal moment in your life.

In the wild

There are many areas of South Africa that are largely untouched by mankind, preserved in natural beauty as Mother Nature intended.

The Kruger National Park – Lion Sands


For a romantic occasion of this scale, there are plenty of choices when it comes to luxury game lodges. One option that comes to mind is the unforgettably romantic Lion Sands Game Reserve within the Kruger National Park. They provide a bush experience like no other with a stunning set of 5-star tree houses. Let wild animal calls and dramatic sunsets cement your love.

Star gazing in Sutherland


With the southern hemisphere’s largest telescope and some of the most jaw-dropping views of the Milky Way, Sutherland is perfectly positioned with the perfect climate for unobstructed views of the universe. What better spot, with the stars as your witness, to get on one knee.

But that’s not all…

This list is just the tip of the romance iceberg. Everywhere you turn in South Africa, there’s a romantic spot waiting to be explored. Have a look at our venue listing on our website for more incredibly romantic venues to set the scene you’ve always imagined.

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