February 9

Top 10 Places to Propose in Africa

February 9, 2023

If you're thinking about getting down onto one knee, you need to consider the top places to propose in Africa. Our continent is a popular engagement setting because it will make you fall even deeper in love with each other! Africa gives you butterflies, making you feel more alive than ever. So, if you're ready to pop the question, consider these places to propose in Africa, as they will almost guarantee a resounding "YES!" in response.

Romantic picnic at Tongabezi

A romantic picnic proposal in Zambia, Image Credit: Tongabezi Lodge

Oh, Heaven is a Place in Africa 

Guests from across the globe flock to Africa to propose to their forever partners. Why? Well, there's something intoxicating about the continent's wild beauty, warmth, and just how she makes you feel. It's a contagious feeling that will no doubt make your significant other's heart beat faster, eyes sparkle, and ignite an excitement for the future. And isn't that just the perfect recipe for a proposal? So, as hand-picked by our Travel Experts, here are our top 10 places to propose in Africa.

Best places to propose in Africa includes Cape Town

There are so many beautiful settings to propose in Africa, Image Credit: Ellerman House

1. Sundowner Proposal on Safari in Kruger National Park 

Kruger National Park is number one on our list because it's one of the most requested proposal settings. There's something about getting down onto one knee after an exhilarating game drive, the sun inching toward the horizon and splashing the wide-open bush in vibrant hues. It's a moment that will take your breath away, so will make the proposal surprise even more impactful! 

Romantic sunset at Silvan Safari

Sundowners on safari is the perfect time and place to propose

2. Floating through The Clouds in a Hot Air Balloon, East Africa 

East Africa's Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya are the perfect proposal spots. In particular, taking to the skies in a hot air balloon to look down onto the world below. As you float above the wide-open plains, you'll feel invincible, marvelling at the wildlife congregating below. Plus, the moment will be incredibly Instagram-worthy! 

East Africa is one of the best places to propose in Africa

A hot air balloon safari in East Africa is one of the best places to propose in Africa, Image Credit: Miracle Experience

3. Watching the Sunrise over a Bubbly Breakfast in Namibia 

There's something utterly romantic about feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere. And choosing to start the day with a sunrise proposal in the world's oldest desert, followed by a bubbly breakfast, is the stuff romantic dreams are made of. Namibia is a beloved romantic getaway destination, so it only makes sense that it's one of our top places to propose in Africa.

Namibia is one of the best places to propose in Africa

Propose as the sun rises over the oldest desert in the world

4. Stargazing in the Kalahari, Botswana 

Match the stars in your partner's eyes by setting up a romantic star-lit dinner before asking the big question. You can even continue the romance by sleeping out under the blanket of stars. The Kalahari in Botswana is so remote that the stars glisten so brightly you'll feel pleasantly disoriented and mesmerised by the sheer magnificence of it. Plus, that ring will sparkle even brighter in this setting! 

Couple proposing under Milky Way

Propose under the Milky Way

5. Private Dhow Sail Cruise in Zanzibar

Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you visualise your future together. A traditional dhow boat on the island paradise of Zanzibar Archipelago is the perfect place to propose in Africa.

A romantic picnic on a dhow cruise

A romantic dhow cruise for two, Image Credit: Zanzibar Mnemba Island Lodge

6. Fine Dining and Wining in the Cape Winelands, South Africa 

The Cape Winelands will entice all your senses, from its carpets of sun-soaked vineyards to its award-winning wines and haute cuisine – and your romantic proposal will be the cherry on top.

The Cape Winelands, one of the most romantic and top places to propose in Africa - and the world

Ready for romance in the Cape Winelands?

7. Gliding Along the Okavango Delta in a Mokoro, Botswana

Embrace Mother Nature and all of her sights, sounds and smells on a traditional mokoro excursion, reminiscent of Venice’s gondolas. Botswana is so sparsely populated but packed with wildlife, making you feel like you're the only two people on earth, which is why it's one of our personal favourite romantic destinations in Africa. 

Romantic mokoro safari in Botswana

A mokoro safari is an incredibly romantic experience

8. Picnic Next to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Zambia 

The “Smoke that Thunders” is the world’s largest sheet of falling water, and just being in its presence will make you weak at the knees. Set up a romantic picnic next to Victoria Falls to make your proposal even more romantic. 

Sunset at Victoria Falls is one of the best places to propose in Africa

Sunset at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

9. Island Romance on a Private Beach, Mozambique 

Castaway romance awaits in Mozambique, where you can set up a lantern-lit sunset picnic, one of the most romantic settings to propose in Africa – no, the world.

Zanizibar's private islands are some of the best places to propose in Africa

Imagine proposing right here, Image Credit: Royal Zanzibar

10. On Table Mountain Overlooking Views of Cape Town, South Africa

Regardless of the time of day, you can’t go wrong with a proposal on top of the flat-topped Table Mountain, the most iconic mountain in Cape Town.

Silhouette of a couple on top of Table Mountain

Africa has so many romantic settings for your proposal 

Let's Plan Your Proposal in Africa 

Are you getting excited about your proposal in Africa? You should be! Your significant other will be over the moon if you choose one of our top 10 places to propose in Africa to kickstart the first chapter of your lives together. Contact our Travel Experts today, and they will take care of all the little details so that you only have to focus on the big moment! 

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About the author 

Tania de Kock

Tania has always been an avid reader, which ultimately led to her life-long dream of becoming a best-selling author. She loves travelling, super spicy food, South African wine, and cats! When she's not reading with a glass of wine, you can find her at the nearest beach or camping, running or hiking in the mountains.

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