Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Move aside Paris, there’s a new romantic travel destination in town!

Love is in the air – the African air that is! Can you feel it? Because we sure can!

Are you ready to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life that long-awaited, earth-shattering, beyond-meaningful, and magical question – ‘Will you marry me?’. If the answer is yes, that’s fantastic, plus, you’ve successfully completed the first step of your proposal journey. Now it’s time to decide when, but more importantly, WHERE, to pop the question – and trust us, this is a big one! While there is no shortage of romantic picture-perfect proposal destinations, there is one specific destination that will undoubtedly exceed ALL your expectations, trust us!

We’re talking about the one & only AFRICA!

If you’re looking for a destination that is known for its wild, untamed, unspoilt, and unapologetic natural beauty, is unique and authentic, is filled with more romance than you could ever imagine, is vibrant and culturally rich, warm and welcoming, wildly diverse, exceptionally thrilling, and breathtaking in a million and more ways, Africa is without a doubt the perfect destination for you to get down on one knee.

In fact, the vast continent of Africa has fast become one of the most highly sought-after proposal (and wedding) destinations for couples that want to combine adventure, romance, luxury, and exclusivity with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy safari experiences, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and so much more.

It’s no surprise people, including loved-up couples looking to get engaged, travel from all corners of the globe to experience all of Africa’s wilderness wonders, safari magic, glorious natural beauty, and vast diversity of unbelievable destinations first-hand. With more luxury, privacy, adventure, romance, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, Africa should not only be right at the top of your travel bucket list, but your proposal bucket-list too!

Here are our top 10 places to propose in Africa.

#1 Safari proposal in the Kruger National Park

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Despite the renowned Kruger National Park being declared as one of the greatest National Parks in the world, as well as South Africa’s flagship National Park, this remarkable wilderness wonder certainly didn’t end up in our number one spot by accident, oh no! The Kruger National Park loudly and proudly earned this highly coveted title as the number one destination on our list of top places to propose in Africa as it is in fact one of the most requested proposal settings in Africa. It certainly isn’t hard to understand why.

While the sheer unapologetic natural beauty and pristine wilderness within the Kruger Park, which is spread across an impressive 2 million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld, is enough to make it one of Africa’s top proposal destinations, the Kruger National Park is far more than one of Africa’s most breathtaking wilderness wonders.

Lying in the heart of the lowveld, the Kruger National Park is deemed the crown jewel of South Africa’s National Parks, offering avid travelers (and loved-up couples looking to get engaged of course) an unparalleled African safari and wildlife experience that’s unlike anything they’ve experienced before.

In addition to its top safari status and breathtaking natural beauty, the Kruger Park boast a vast and incredible diversity of wildlife, including the highest population density of the iconic African Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo). In fact, the Kruger National Park is the top National Park in Africa to see every member of the African Big 5 – coined the ultimate treasures of the South African and African bushveld – up close in their natural habitat. The Kruger Park is also known for its spectacular sightings of endangered or ‘rarely seen’ wildlife species such as the African wild dog, cheetah, sable, and roan antelope as well as its astonishing abundance of birdlife – Undoubtedly making the Kruger National Park one of Africa’s top and most highly sought-after wildlife and safari destinations.

That’s not all! The glorious Kruger National Park is brimming with thrilling adventures, exhilarating activities, and exciting safari experiences – All of which are right at your fingertips and yours for the taking. You can choose to go on a self-drive wildlife adventure through the South African bushveld or enjoy a thrilling sunrise, mid-morning, afternoon, or sunset game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle with a highly experienced and incredibly knowledgeable wildlife guide by your side as you encounter sensational up-close wildlife sightings like you never have before. Or why not venture into the Kruger Park wilderness at night and revel in every thrilling second of an exciting night game drive? Hearing a lion roar during a night drive or safari is a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience you’ll never forget – there truly is nothing quite like it.

If you’re eager to experience something a little more wild and daring, why not ditch the safari vehicle and proceed on foot as you embark on an unforgettable walking safari alongside an exceptional, experienced, and expertly trained wildlife guide? Traversing and exploring the African bushveld on foot encourages you to fully immerse yourself in the vast and untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park as well as witness breathtaking wildlife sightings and encounters you only read about in pamphlets and books. Guided walking safaris / bush walks give you the unbelievable opportunity to experience the South African / African bushveld and all of its incredible inhabitants and wilderness wonders from a whole new and entirely different perspective – it is an adrenalin rush like no other.

Whether you choose to propose while on a spectacular sunrise or sunset game drive, on an unforgettable and stunning star-lit night-time safari, during a thrilling walking safari, while enjoying a romantic picnic set in the heart of the vast and untamed wilderness of the Kruger Park, or while sipping on a glass of champagne or enjoying a sundowner as you watch the spectacular sunset over the open savannah plains of the Kruger as wildlife graze in the distance – it promises to be a proposal both you and your partner will NEVER forget!

Go on – Your Kruger National Park proposal awaits!

#2 Propose at the edge of one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – The glorious Victoria Falls

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Sweep your significant other off his / her feet and make their heartbeat faster, much, much faster (quite literally) by getting down on one knee right next to the glorious Victoria Falls – One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, not to mention one of the most astonishing and breathtaking sights in all of Africa.

Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, this jaw-dropping waterfall on the Zambezi River is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Stretching 1.7km wide and reaching a height of 355 feet, Victoria Falls is considered to be the world’s biggest sheet of falling water.

When the Zambezi River is in full flood, it is estimated that 500-million liters of water per minute thunders over the drop, crashing into a deep rocky gorge at the bottom, throwing a cloud of mist and rainbow-lit spray high into the air. While the Main Falls lie within the borders of Zimbabwe, the Zambian side is equally as impressive during peak flood season (February to May). By far one of the best Zambian viewpoints is the Knife-Edge Bridge, which takes you right up close to this thundering waterfall – but, be prepared to get soaked – it’s all part of the experience anyway – not to mention it will make for one epic and truly unforgettable proposal, plus, just imagine to beyond incredible story you’ll get to tell!

If you’re feeling somewhat daring, why not consider proposing at the very edge of the Victoria Falls? And we mean right at the edge! However, this thrilling proposal idea depends on the time of year as it would only be possible to do when the water levels are relatively low. The months of August to December is deemed the best time of year for an exhilarating proposal at the very edge of the Victoria Falls as the water levels are at its lowest during this period. It is also the perfect time to visit Livingstone Island which is perched precariously at the top of the Falls and boasts truly stupendous sweeping views – it is nothing short of spectacular! Undoubtedly making it an unbelievable setting for a beyond sensational proposal.

Hold on, we’re not done yet! In addition to getting down on one knee right at the Falls’ edge, you can also choose to set up a romantic picnic next to the Victoria Falls, decide to add a bit more excitement to your proposal by venturing up to Knife-Edge Bridge, the most spectacular viewpoint of the Falls in all its glory, or pop the question as you soar through the sky on a microlight or helicopter flight overlooking the breathtaking Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, and all its stunning surroundings. Whichever way you choose to propose, it promises to be one magnificent and memorable moment to say the least.

There is no denying that the Victoria Falls definitely reigns supreme as one of the top places to propose in Africa.

If you and your partner have some extra time on your hands, we highly recommend that you spend a few days exploring and experiencing the many exhilarating activities and adventures on offer. From relaxed sightseeing on foot, scenic helicopter flights, going on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls or historical tour of the Victoria Falls Bridge, embarking on a sensational sunset cruise, Tiger Fishing along the Zambezi River, or enjoying an enriching, immersive, and exciting local village tour, to heart-pounding, adrenaline-inducing experiences like taking the ultimate leap-of-faith by going bungee jumping, going white water rafting on high-grade rapids on the Zambezi River, taking a dip in the rocky, yet equally remarkable, Devil’s Pool located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls (with a sheer drop and an up-close-and-personal view off the Falls – it is indeed the ultimate infinity pool), and  to the skies on a microlight flight – there truly is something for absolutely everyone to enjoy and tick off their bucket-list. Not to mention, if you and your partner are die-hard adrenalin junkies and avid thrill-seekers at heart, any of these once-in-a-lifetime adventure experiences will undoubtedly make for a truly unforgettable proposal – just putting it out there!

#3 Propose while gliding along the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a traditional Mokoro Safari

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

The Okavango Delta

**Quick insight: A Mokoro is essentially a traditional dug-out canoe which is used to traverse and explore the narrow waterways and complex, yet thriving, channels of the Okavango Delta, as well as discover hidden islands that are inaccessible throughout the rest of the year.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, the glorious Okavango Delta is by far one of Africa’s most fascinating and captivating regions and destinations to discover and explore. The Delta is not only deemed to be one of the world’s premier wilderness areas, but largest inland deltas on the planet, boasting one of the most unique, intricate, and intriguing ecosystems to ever exist.

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

This vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland area fed by the Okavango River, is an astonishing and endless oasis characterized by a complex network of channels, islands, floodplains, riverine woodlands, marshlands, and lagoons that offer travelers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, avid adventurers, globe trotters, and couples looking to get engaged (of course) a truly immersive experience and out-of-this-world perspective into a world of thriving waterways and vast flourishing wetlands teeming with wildlife, birdlife, luscious vegetation, magnificent landscapes, breathtaking surroundings, and so much more – you simply have to see it to believe it!

The Okavango Delta truly is a water wonderland in every way – this undoubtedly makes exploring the Delta by Mokoro safari / boat cruise / river safari the very best way to discover and experience everything it has to offer. Not to mention one of the most exhilarating, unique, and romantic ways to propose to the love of your life!

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Enjoying a Mokoro journey through the Delta is not only a unique safari adventure that is entirely exclusive to the Okavango Delta, A Mokoro Safari also gives you the opportunity to see, discover, encounter, and explore hidden gems, secret spots, as well as witness diverse and rare wildlife and birdlife sightings you might not otherwise have spotted or seen on a traditional game drive.

Nowhere else in the world can you experience the sublime serenity of being poled along in a traditional dugout canoe as birds like jacanas and herons walk among the lilies, elephants arrive to feed on the soft grass, and sitatunga antelope retreat shyly into the reeds. It’s all of this and so much more that makes the Okavango Delta (along with going on a traditional Mokoro safari), one of the best experiences and top places to propose in Africa.

#4 Get down on one knee on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Deemed the all-mighty giant of the Cape Town skyline, standing tall at a staggering 1,086 meters above sea level, the glorious Table Mountain is one of the most popular places to propose in Africa – and it definitely isn’t hard to understand why. It has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, and, for the sake of this article, one of the most sought-after proposal destinations in Africa. However, Table Mountain is so much more than simply being one of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks and sought-after attractions – It is without a doubt one of the most magnificent natural wonders to ever exist (not only in Cape Town, but in all of Africa and the world) as well as the ultimate mecca for nature lovers, avid hikers, adventure seekers, and absolutely everyone in between.

While admiring the world-renowned Table Mountain from below (from any of its countless vantage and look-out points scattered across the city) is every bit as beautiful, nothing compares to the breathtaking panoramic view you’ll get to witness while standing on the summit of Table Mountain – it is well and truly unmatched!

From the glorious Atlantic Ocean, striking Signal Hill, prominent Lions Head, the stunning beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton (regarded as two of the most beautiful beaches in the world), the vibrant Mother City and beyond, the view from the top of this globally acclaimed flat-topped mountain will not only surpass all your expectations but sweep you right off your feet and render you speechless – it is that extraordinary. In fact, the spectacular view alone is enough to make just about anyone get down on one knee and proclaim their undying love – therein lies both the power and the magic of the mighty and magnificent Table Mountain.

Yes, we know what you may be thinking – it is far too touristy with far too many people around – but trust us on this one. The Table Mountain summit is much larger than many might think, this means that by taking even a short walk of +/- 20 minutes you’ll be far away from the large crowds of people and in your own haven of natural beauty. However, if you’re all about making your grand proposal the center of attention and don’t mind / care about the large crowds and tons of people around – who will undoubtedly cheer you on & celebrate your special moment along with you – then go right ahead and get down on one knee right in the mecca of it all. Your proposal – your choice!

From going on a stunning sunrise hike up Table Maintain (or taking an Aerial Cableway ride to the top if you’re not much of a hiker) and watching the sun come up over the Mother City, setting up a romantic picnic brunch or lunch, to getting down on one knee while soaking up every single sensational second of the sherbet-coloured sunset 1,086 meters above sea level – Table Mountain provides plenty of opportunities for couples to make their special moment even more memorable. To make this once-in-a-lifetime moment extra special, why not take a bottle of champagne along? Your proposal definitely deserves to be well and truly celebrated after all!

#5 Flying Above the Savannah in a Hot-Air Balloon

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Imagine looking down at East Africa’s vast open plains as you drift silently over herds of delicate gazelle and elegant giraffe. Going on a hot-air balloon safari is on many a traveller’s bucket list with good reason, and it makes a perfect setting for a romantic life-changing proposal. Not to mention an unforgettable one at that!

One of the best places to go on a magical hot-air balloon safari in Africa is over the Serengeti and Masai Mara eco-system – a vast network of grasslands, wide open plains, migratory paths, and wild rivers – a place largely untouched by man and time. For a thrilling proposal get down on one knee in a hot-air balloon while floating above the timeless savannah.

#6 Extraordinary Safari Proposal in Botswana – A safari getaway to remember!

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Beyond being one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations, Botswana offers couples the very best combination of romance, adventure, luxury, and exclusivity, paired with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, expansive lush green surroundings, wide-open plains domed by starlit skies and teeming with wildlife, sunsets that will leave you swooning, an endless array of exceptional destinations and attractions to discover and explore, and several unforgettable experiences and adventures you won’t find anywhere else than right here in the glorious African safari destination that is Botswana. And let’s not forget the sheer unapologetic beauty of the African bushveld.

Deemed Southern Africa’s most premier wildlife and safari destination, Botswana is not only famed as the proposal, wedding, and honeymoon destination of choice among Royals, but beckons travelers, wildlife enthusiasts, and loved-up couples from all around the world eager to witness and experience her wild, untamed, and unapologetic beauty, extraordinary wildlife, and remarkable diversity first hand – Undoubtedly making Botswana one of the top proposal destinations in both Africa and the world.

With more privacy and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, we have no doubt that you will fall head-over-heels in love with this magical African safari gem as you bask in every second of your proposal bliss. With so much to offer, why not take your Botswana safari proposal to the next level by turning this once-in-a-lifetime occasion into a lavish, exclusive, and bucket-list worthy proposal getaway?

Boasting ultra-luxurious accommodation, lavish facilities, and superb safari experiences – Botswana is any couple’s dream come true. Accommodation in Botswana is set within the heart of the wilderness and positioned to provide true away-from-it-all indulgence. With panoramic views of its pristine wildlife and stunning savannah, the only ‘interruptions’ you’ll encounter are wandering elephants, curious giraffe or, if you’re lucky, a lion basking in the midday sun. Undoubtedly making it the perfect destination if you’re looking to plan a romantic safari getaway as part of your proposal.

When it comes to its spectacular array of exclusive accommodation options, Botswana offers guests a pristine level of privacy that is simply unparalleled and impossible to find in any other destination – Allowing you to enjoy true uninterrupted romance right throughout your dreamy African safari escape.

From exclusive villas, luxury Safari Lodges and 5-star Safari Resorts, to uniquely lavish cave suites, eco-friendly, and modern tented suites, and one-of-a-kind treehouse escapes under the stars, Botswana is the pinnacle of exclusivity and lavish luxury. To take it to the next level, Botswana also boasts luxurious, intimate cabins and lodges nestled amongst sensational scenery, whether it be in the wild Botswana bush or along the stunning Indian Ocean coastline. Most of its exclusivity, privacy, and tranquility is owed to its relatively inaccessible and gloriously remote location.

Couples will feel like they’ve escaped to their very own piece of African wilderness paradise – and perhaps they have (that’s one secret we’ll never reveal) – fully immersed in every part of their breathtaking natural surroundings – It truly is a safari experience unlike any other.

Make the most of your romantic proposal getaway to Botswana by enjoying a relaxing massage followed by a refreshing dip in the lodge spa pool, perfectly complimented by magnificent wilderness views. Or how about a bubble bath for two overlooking the glorious unspoiled savanna after your exhilarating game drive filed with thrilling wildlife sightings? If you’re a sunset lover, there is nothing more magical than watching the African sun go down over Botswana’s plains and vast landscapes – The possibilities are truly endless!

It goes without saying that Botswana is the epitome of romance, lavish luxury, tranquility, and exclusivity and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a safari destination that comes remotely close to what the African safari gem of Botswana has to offer. Not to mention that when it comes to romance, Botswana is simply unparalleled.

From a private picnic or intimate candlelit dinner in the heart of Botswana’s bushveld, admiring the magical African bush sunset with a celebratory glass of champagne or sundowner in hand, indulging in a hot air balloon ride over the vast Botswana landscapes at sunrise, or falling asleep in a luxury tree house or lavish bed under a canopy of stars and the glorious African moonlight and waking up to magnificent views of the open African skies, painted with hues of gold as the sun rises – Botswana offers couples an endless variety of once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences and picture perfect, sweep-you-off-your-feet, never-to-be-forgotten proposal opportunities.

What are you waiting for? Your romantic Botswana safari proposal awaits!

#7 On the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as the sun rises

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

There are few experiences that can compete with summiting the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro and standing at the top of the highest point in Africa as the sun rises in the distance – it is pure magic. Offering couples the perfect combination of adventure and romance – nothing can beat proposing to the love of your life on the summit of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro at sunrise. A dream proposal in a dream destination – what more could you possibly ask for?

The highest mountain peak in Africa, standing tall at a staggering +/- 5,895 meters / 19,341 feet above sea level, and largest free-standing mountain rise in the world – the remarkable Mount Kilimanjaro – is located in the captivating, elusive, and vastly diverse East African country of Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly one of the most phenomenal natural wonders and breathtaking mountains in all of Africa – Not to mention one of the top places to propose in Africa – further adding to Mount Kilimanjaro’s already impressive list of accolades.

The mountain’s snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and sensational sweeping views which are simply and truly unparalleled, only adds to Mount Kilimanjaro’s undeniable and breathtaking natural beauty – there truly is nothing quite like it! It is all of this and so much more that makes the glorious tall and free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro one of the most magnificent places to propose in all of Africa, especially if you and your partner are head-over-heels adventure lovers, then a romantic proposal on Mount Kilimanjaro is an absolute must.

Check out our ‘When is the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro’ blog to find out everything you need to know about the highest mountain peak in Africa, including the various routes to reach the Mount Kilimanjaro summit

#8 Propose among the vineyards of the spectacular Cape Winelands

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

The Western Cape is home to the largest, and certainly the most unique, wine producing region in all of Africa with people (especially wine enthusiasts) travelling from all around the world to experience and taste their way through the glorious Cape Winelands.

Whether you’re an avid wine lover or not, the magnificent Cape Winelands, along with its spectacular scenery, vast and wonderful vineyards, captivating charm, irresistible allure, enticing sense of romance and mystery, astonishing array of globally acclaimed Wine Estates, and astounding selection of Wine Farms will not only have you falling head-over-heels in love with absolutely everything it has to offer, but deeper in love with each other. Undoubtedly making the Cape Winelands and its picturesque backdrop of majestic mountain ranges, endless vineyards, and stunning surroundings one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations and settings for an unforgettable proposal.

Beyond its undeniable beauty, the Cape Winelands is also notorious for its prestigious and award-winning wine collection, pristine variety of extraordinary wine routes, alluring, exciting, and ever-evolving food and wine pairing combinations, immaculate wine tasting experiences, and world-renowned culinary pursuits. Providing couples with everything they could possibly desire, want, and need to not only make their proposal more magnificent, memorable, and magical than they could ever imagine – but a moment that will exceed all their expectations and surpass their wildest dreams. After that, how could you not want to get down on one knee?!

#9 Romantic Tropical Proposal in Mauritius

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Located off the southeast coast of Africa, ringed by colorful coral reefs, picturesque white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise ocean water, beautiful palm trees, glorious tropical rainforests, wild waterfalls, majestic mountain ranges, and lush greenery, Mauritius is not only the ultimate tropical playground set in the Indian Ocean, but one of the most breathtaking, romantic, and sought-after proposal destinations in Africa.

Often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean or Paradise Island (for obvious reasons), Mauritius has long been deemed one of the top, if not THE top, travel destinations and island getaways among tourists, eager travelers, holiday-goers, honeymooners, thrill-seeking adventurers, avid globe-trotters, and loved-up couples looking to experience everything this spectacular slice of paradise has to offer. In fact, with its postcard-perfect palm-fringed coastline, Mauritius has loudly and proudly retained its highly coveted title as the most visited and highly requested island destinations in the Indian Ocean.

Beyond its undeniable natural beauty, this magnificent must-visit tropical island paradise is renowned for its spectacular variety of world-class luxury resorts scattered along the island’s over 330 kilometers of coastline. This undoubtedly makes Mauritius the ideal tropical getaway and picture-perfect romantic escape for couples looking to get engaged in one of the most breathtaking destinations in all of Africa – the backdrop alone is enough to sweep them right off their feet!

Boasting an endless array of water-based adventures, bucket-list worthy experiences, stunning secret beaches, romantic hideaways, and remarkable hidden gems, there is so much more to Mauritius than what meets the eye.

#10 The spectacular Garden Route

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Ready for a road trip to remember? Drive along South Africa’s Garden Route, which stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River, taking in some of the world’s most beautiful coastline. Propose during a barefoot walk along Noetzie Beach, or pluck up the courage after a glass of wine or two at the vineyards outside Plettenberg Bay. Alternatively, you could ask your loved one to take the leap – literally and figuratively – in the town of Wilderness, where you can paraglide over sweeping beaches or cliff jump on a canyon tour; marriage is an adventure, so why not start as you mean to go on?

The Garden Route, and specifically Plett, has long been a coveted romantic destination for engagements, proposals, weddings, and honeymoons. With a selection of locations to “pop the question”, from forest to sea, we are sure you will find a perfectly memorable spot.

#11 Safari romance at &BEYOND Bateleur Camp in Kenya

If you or your partner have watched Out of Africa more times than you can count, then look no further than &BEYOND Bateleur Camp in Kenya for your unforgettable moment. Situated just below the breathtaking lookout where Out of Africa’s famous final scene was filmed, Bateleur Camp, with its undeniable air of old-school safari romance, overlooks the endless plains of the Masai Mara.

A hot air balloon over the tree-dotted, game-filled plains is an absolute must. In theory, many envision an airborne balloon proposal as the ultimate in romance. In reality, as breathtaking and memorable as this flight is, it is important to note that (depending on the balloon and availability) there can be upwards of 16 passengers in the basket, as well as the pilot. That’s 16 other voices, plus the intermittent roar of the flame, to talk over. Should you still opt for a balloon proposal, again, don’t carry the ring loosely.

For a far more intimate and equally goosebump-worthy proposal, opt for private sundowners-for-two on an escarpment overlooking the glorious Maasai Mara as far as the eye can see.

#12 Enjoy your Breakfast with Beautiful Big-Eyed Giraffes

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Photo credit: Giraffe Manor

Where on earth can you savor a sumptuous morning meal together with the world’s tallest living terrestrial animal? Well, there’s a place in Africa for that (drum roll please) – the one and only Giraffe Manor. Arguably the most famous lodge in Kenya, Giraffe Manor is a grand boutique hotel that has gained worldwide acclaim thanks to its resident herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Breakfast with these exquisite wildlife species is not only one of the most unique experiences in Africa, but one of the most breathtaking destinations to propose – It promises to be one of the most romantic & unforgettable moments.

Observe these magnificent animals as they freely roam the estate or enjoy breakfast as they pop their towering heads through the window to wish you a fine morning. Visitors frequently remark that the hotel feels like it’s straight out of the movie Out of Africa because of its regal exterior, exquisite interior, lush green gardens, sunny terraces, and charming courtyards.

#13 Romantic ocean front proposal at Tintswalo Atlantic

Cape Town’s Magnificent & Magical Hidden Gem!

One of Cape Town’s most remarkable hidden gems, Tintswalo Atlantic is perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, right at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Photo credit: Tintswalo Atlantic

As the only hotel permitted to operate within the boundaries of this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the award-winning 5-star Tintswalo Atlantic boutique lodge not only boasts panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, the glorious Atlantic Ocean and beyond, but provides guests with exclusive access to the natural beauty found along the mountainside’s winding walking and hiking trails. Paired with its surrounding unapologetic beauty, Tintswalo Atlantic’s secluded location on the water’s edge provides guests with true away-from-it-all indulgence and solitude near Cape Town’s vibrant inner city. This makes the magnificent Tintswalo Atlantic the picture-perfect destination for an intimate, romantic, and breathtaking proposal!

Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Photo credit: Tintswalo Atlantic

As one of the most renowned lodges in the Western Cape, Tintswalo Atlantic offers guests nothing less than true Tintswalo hospitality from the moment they arrive at this seaside paradise. Enjoy sundowners on the deck beside the heated pool and share cooking tips with the charming Executive Chef, venture out to Hout Bay village, or take a drive to the Cape Winelands for an unforgettable wine-tasting adventure – the possibilities are truly endless!

Having been described as the most spectacular, dramatic, and romantic destination in Southern Africa, Tintswalo Atlantic is the perfect ocean front escape and romantic proposal getaway.

**Insider Secret: Hidden out of sight from passing travellers, Tintswalo Atlantic is only reachable by the resident shuttle, which transports guests from the main road right down to the lodge on the shore below. You’re gifted with a sense of privacy highly sought-after for special occasions and romantic retreats.