10 Perfect Places to Propose in South Africa

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Our team of experience experts are here to help you with our top 10 proposal ideas.

You’ve met and fell in love with The One and now the time has come to solidify your commitment, and show them just how much they mean to you. Setting the perfect scene can be daunting and exhausting. After all, there’s only so much planning one can do, and buying the perfect ring was a big deal in itself! Why not let us handle the logistics, here’s where we can help you rise to the occasion.

Established in 2005, Celestial Gift Experiences has been serving clients with perfectly crafted personal experiences, created to enhance and excite, leaving them breathless with a lifetime of priceless memories. Our team of experts have carefully selected the top most romantic places to propose in our beautiful land, South Africa.

Straight in at number 10, nestled in the scenic village of Hartbeespoort Dam the Romantic Night Spa and Overnight for Two awaits you and your partner. Perfect for you busy professionals when time is of the essence and only 45 minutes from Pretoria, this hydro and wellness retreat is guaranteed to ease your body and mind and provide the perfect setting for a stress-free proposal.

At number 9 for the nautical enthusiasts the First Class Super Yacht Overnight Experience at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a must. The opulent Jackie O was built for luxury and style. Languish in the King Suite, and make your friends green with envy. This is perfect for those wanting something extra special when being proposed to. If it’s good enough for Jackie O…

At Number 8, for the nature enthusiasts the Gyrocopter Fly-In Safari Day for Two in Gauteng is ideal! Not for the faint hearted, this experience is guaranteed to stimulate all of your senses. The unique flying experience (each taking turns of 90 minutes) and shared game drive, followed by private brunch for two within the luxurious Kunkuru Game Lodge is guaranteed to send hearts racing.

At Number 7, a Horseback Safari & Picnic with Overnight stay for Two at the Château
Le Mer.
This romantic overnight getaway is guaranteed to sweep your loved one off their feet. You begin your journey on a ride into a stunning nature reserve where a surprise picnic will be waiting for you – the perfect setting to pop the question. Upon your arrival back at the stables you can make your way to the French inspired 5 star guesthouse, a short 10kms away, for a romantic night to cherish.

In at number 6, for those adventurists among you, the Helicopter Flight With Quad Biking & Picnic for Two is a must! Combine the thrill of an exhilarating and romantic flight over Johannesburg and the Hartbeespoort Dam followed by an hour of quad biking. Culminating in a picture perfect riverside picnic, including a complimentary bottle of champagne to toast your future together with.

At number 5, a First Class Over Night with Passion Treats and Romance for Two at Rhenosterspruit. This package has it all for those looking for the quintessential proposal. Your exclusive suite will be romantically decorated with flower petals, soft music and lighting for ambience and your very own Jacuzzi spa bath and bottle of bubbly. A gourmet picnic will be laid out for you to enjoy as will a full body couple’s massage by therapists from the renowned Namaste Spa. Perfect for those wishing to steal one another away!

At number 4, Castello Di Monte located in Gauteng boasts luxury and romance. Revel in this top of the world inspired venue overlooking sparkling views of Pretoria. Enjoy private use of the panoramic deck, stunning décor of fairy lights and flower petals, sparkling wine on arrival, a bouquet of fresh flowers, and a delicious 3-course meal. This package is a fairy-tale dream come true. Finish the night in your private Jacuzzi and lounge in your honeymoon suite, breakfast included.

At number 3, our spectacular Overnight & Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two over The Cradle of Humankind. This 3-hour hot air balloon experience over the Cradle of Humankind or Magaliesberg is nothing short of spectacular! Following a relaxing night at the 5 star Kloofzicht Lodge embark upon the magnificent ride of a lifetime.

In at number 2, the Private Flight Proposal is hard to beat! This flight can be organised as a day or evening flight and we can book your favourite restaurant for afterwards. Nothing says the promise of an exciting and sophisticated life together than a proposal thousands of feet up in the clouds. With a bottle of bubbly on board and 60 minutes of sheer vistas of the greater Johannesburg area, this will make for an unforgettable intimate proposal and once in a lifetime experience!

At number 1, hot in, is an Exclusive Helicopter Flight & Bubbles for Two in Cape Town. A proposal of this epic scale can only be indicative of the exciting and sophisticated life you both will have ahead of you. High above the Mother City, take in breath taking views of the Atlantic Seaboard and stunning coastline and the iconic Table Mountain. On landing, enjoy a glass of bubbly to celebrate your impending nuptials in style!

Prefer KZN? We’ve got you covered – this number 1 proposal idea offers Coastal Helicopter Flight and Fine Dining at the Oyster Box Hotel. Enjoy 30 minutes of the stunning Durban Coastline, followed by an elegant meal prepared by executive chef, Kevin Joseph.
Top Tip – Pair with a night in one of CGE’s top destination hotels.

Whichever package you chose you can rest assured that each of these experiences has been personally vetted by the Bucket List Genie herself. We can’t wait to hear your proposal story, and wish you lifetime of happily ever after.

To book your proposal package experience or for further detailed information including customer testimonials, and advice from The Bucket List Genie herself, please visit:

Farnaz Matthis, 28 September 2020

Written & Researched by ~ Farnaz Matthis | farnaz.matthis@gmail.com | 076 6763426

About The Bucket List Genie

Everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do in their lifetimes, whether it is a single momentous achievement or a long list of experiences they want to mark off to say "been there, done that". Odette is one of those people with a bucket list that reads like a phone book and she wholeheartedly chases down every adventure.

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