Romantic Places To Propose

A marriage proposal is one of life’s biggest events. Finding the right spot for asking that life-changing question is a pretty big deal. We’ve rounded up some romantic restaurants, as well as one or two other options, to help you plan the perfect proposal. So, calm those nerves and get down on one knee so your soon-to-be better half can just say yes.

Places to propose

Granita Restaurant

Granita is set in the beautiful garden surroundings of the scenic Kieviets Kroon Country Estate. A picturesque view coupled with elegant ambience makes this a great restaurant pick for a marriage proposal. You can opt for a table on the lush lawn, which allows for a bit more privacy, or the romantic evening setting of the outdoor terrace. Add the fine dining experience of Granita’s seasonal six-course gourmet dinner menu, a bottle of bubbly and stellar service, and you’ll have the perfect setting for popping the question.

Details: Kieviets Kroon Country Estate, Kameeldrift-East / 0860 543 8487 /

Altitude Supper Club & Champagne Garden

Altitude is a stylish social supper club and champagne garden that offers sophisticated rooftop dining with a difference. Located on the upper level of the recently opened Times Square, with a great view over the Menlyn Maine precinct, it’s quickly becoming one of the hottest new spots the city has to offer and can be a great place to propose. With a stunning view, Afro-Asian cuisine on the menu, one of the finest vodka, gin and whisky collections in Gauteng, plus a Vegas-style promoter, you’re all set for an unforgettable evening of romance.

Details: Times Square Menlyn Maine / 012 003 6185 /

Cynthia’s Indigo Moon Restaurant and Lounge

Classic style and warmth is what Cynthia's Indigo Moon, one of Pretoria’s premier romantic restaurants, is all about. Nestled in the leafy suburban area of Brooklyn, the daily chef recommendations from a multi-cuisine menu, keen attention to detail, superb service and an award-winning wine list make this a restaurant perfectly suited to a special occasion like a proposal.

Details: 283 Dey Street, Brooklyn / 012 346 8926 /

Klapperkop Nature Reserve (Fort Klapperkop)

Fort Klapperkop is a German fort that was erected 1898, located at the top of the Klapperkop Nature Reserve. From the fort, you can enjoy some of the best views of the Union Buildings and the city – especially in spring when the Jacarandas are in full bloom. The area around Klapperkop has, in recent years, been fenced and declared a nature reserve, which means you’re likely to spot some game on the drive up the hill. Pack a picnic basket, go for a stroll in this serene area and pop the question in a beautiful, historic outdoor setting.

Details: Johan Rissik Drive, Groenkloof / 012 346 7703

Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris

For a romcom-style proposal, book a hot air balloon ride with the renowned Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris operator. The scenic Magalies River Valley package offers guests some spectacular sunrise views over the Magalies Mountain Valley. Choose from a range of packages, inclusive of a one-hour balloon ride, refreshments served at the Clubhouse Pavilion before take off, a glass of bubbly mid-air and a lavish breakfast spread once you’re back on the ground (and engaged!). Check out the website for available dates (dependent on weather) and book online or contact them directly for detailed information.

Details: on the R560, Skeerpoort / 083 443 2661 /

By Jana van der Linde