Most Romantic Places to Propose


Remember, a stunning engagement ring deserves an equally stunning proposal. Here are our top spots for popping the question.

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Zoo Lake Boat Ride

There’s a very good reason why Joburgers flood Zoo Lake over weekends. It’s picturesque, tranquil and brilliant. Sneak away from the crowd by renting a boat and rowing to the middle of the lake with your sweetheart in hand. The boats are pretty stable so getting down on one knee won’t be a problem. The ride is also fairly cheap and costs about R10.

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Flora and fauna come together to make every moment special at the botanical gardens. Grab your significant other, head to Roodepoort and look for a special spot on the lawns or at the waterfall.

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Top of Africa, Carlton Centre

Just picture the sun is setting over the City of Gold and you’re down on one knee about to open a little box containing your entire future. At 59 stories below, the city is moving at its own pace but up in the clouds, your heart is running a marathon… yes! We just sold this idea to you, didn’t we?

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Bill Harrop’s Orignal Balloon Ride

Get that romance up in the air while drifting high above the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range over the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, only 45km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. This unique and almost supernatural view of the world is a remarkable way to ask for his or her hand in marriage.

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Your Own Back Yard

Yup. You can leave a trail of flowers all the way to a secluded spot in the back of your own yard and propose right there. This works quite well if the two of you moved in together at that abode. How romantic? We know, right. That’s why you love us so much.

Know other romances spots to propose not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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