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Places in Cape Town to Propose that Guarantee a ‘Yes’

Updated Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Cape Town is fast earning a reputation as one of the most perfect places in the world to propose – where else can you find quite the same combination of sea, mountain, sky, wine and vibe?

And when it comes to places in Cape Town to propose, the Mother City is hardly short on supply.

Read our list of a few suggestions in cape town to propose and see for yourself…

Sea Point Promenade

Sea Point Promenade

Sea Point’s promenade is to Cape Town what La Rambla is to Barcelona – on some weekends you may even find people forgetting themselves and doing the Tango.

It stretches the length of Mouille Point and Sea Point, perfect for runners, walkers and cyclists. The rocky coastline isn’t conducive to swimming, although you can get your feet wet at Rocklands Beach. However you will find a cozy nook or bench somewhere along the route perfect for popping the question.

Stay in Sea Point – there are lovely places to choose from!

23. Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive

When it comes to places in Cape Town to propose, Chapman’s Peak (when it isn’t closed) never fails to deliver – one gobsmackingly gorgeous scene, bend after bend.

The toll road, on the west side of the Cape peninsula, links Hout Bay with Noordhoek and closely hugs cliffs that fall sharply and directly into the Atlantic Ocean below. If you’re even vaguely in doubt as to her response, you might not want to risk the views’ competition factor.

Stay on the Atlantic Seaboard – you won’t be disappointed

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach

It’s quite a drive out to Scarborough – one of the last remaining, but nevertheless upmarket, rustic outposts of Cape Town – but well worth it as the scenery is fantastic. The smattering of houses that is Scarborough lie in amongst the mountains of Slangkop and Red Hill overlooking the Atlantic.

It’s miles from traffic jams with low-levels of crime and conservation status that means no street lights and an adjacent nature reserve. The beach is beautiful and invites a long stroll. You may need to share it with the odd surfer or beach comber, but it’s far from crowded, and a perfect space for the big question.

Stay in Scarborough

Places to Propose in Cape Town

Top of Signal Hill

To get to the top of Signal Hill – the diminutive hump alongside the flat table that is Cape Town’s icon – is as simple as taking the Sundowner trip on the hop-on-hop-off Sunset Bus (free with a Premium or Deluxe red bus ticket).

The ride stops up at the top to watch the sun set, and you’re encouraged to take along a picnic and a bit of champagne to round off the experience. Views are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at sundown.

Stay close to Signal Hill

Waters Edge Beach

Waters Edge Beach

This little Cape Town secret will take you out Simon’s Town way along a beautiful drive to Seaforth beach, where you park and meander away from the car park and restaurant (to your right if you’re facing the beach) until you find an obscure garden gate.

The beach is perfect for private space, and the beauty of the sea. And later, you can round the cove to Boulders Beach as an added bonus to the day’s outing. Hope she says ‘yes’!

Stay in Simon’s Town

Places in Cape Town to Propose

Camps Bay pool at sundown

Aside from the odd group who come down to the pool at sunset to perform yoga exercises on their SUP boards, you’ll have the boulders alongside Camps Bay’s tidal pool (closest to the restaurant strip and Theatre on the Bay) pretty much to yourselves.

The views to your left of the Twelve Apostles is close to spellbinding.

Stay in Camps Bay

Places in Cape Town to Propose

Sipping wine in the Constantia Valley

The leafy Constantia Valley has been producing wine since Europeans first set foot on African soil. The Constantia wine route is also one of few appellations in the world just minutes outside a city.

There are nine farms in the valley to choose from that include the oldest wine estate in South Africa. And you can get here on the hop-on-hop-off wine tour.

Stay in Constantia

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