Planning on Putting a Ring on It? - Favourite spots around the country to propose

FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Cupid, the ancient Roman god of love, also known as the Greek god of Eros is most active during the month of February. This is the time that lovers all over our country will be planning on popping the question. “To help set the scene, here are our favourite choices to get down on one knee,” says Benediction Zubane, Head of Marketing at Mango Airlines.


If you envisage a fairy-tale proposal that ends with you riding off into the sunset with your sweetheart, then we’ve got the perfect idea! What better than setting the scene during a moonlit beach horseback ride? The rides take place on the beautiful Reunion beach (South of Durbs) and you can watch the sun setting and the moon rising on the beach from horseback! The 12km horse trail bathed in the light of the moon will give you plenty of time to pluck up the courage for that all important question!


If your special someone is not scared of heights, consider a tandem paraglide. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as it includes the chance of seeing the stunning Garden Route from a vantage point with breath-taking views like no other. And, with the added rush of adrenalin – you may just get a “Yes” to your all important question!


When proposing in Bloem make sure that you create an experience like no other. Our suggestion is telling your loved one that they are “your universe” at the Naval Hill Planetarium. Complete with a Mandela statue and an excellent view across Bloemfontein, the planetarium is ideal for all the “star-crossed” lovers out there!


Where better than to pop the golden question than Northcliff hill, watching the sun set over the City of Gold. There are no restaurants on the hill, so be sure to pack your own refreshments and picnic blanket. If you are after a more stylish option then try the stunning Four Seasons Hotel also known, as the Westcliff, with panoramic views around the Zoo and the prestigious neighbourhoods of the Parks. This should proof to be a very special location, for a very special moment.

Cape Town

The Mother City is full of options and we’ve selected a perfect possibility if you are looking for a BIG screen proposal. The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is an open-air, charming rooftop trailer park (the only one in the world!) and screens romantic classics like Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, and Amélie. The screen is nestled between vintage trailers and boasts sparkling skyline views - to match that sparkling ring! This is sure to be a sky-high romantic rendezvous and will be a magical space for quality time with that special someone.

Port Elizabeth

If you’re a modern couple, and a man is being proposed to, then consider a helicopter flip. Men love adventure and what better way to see the beauty of the Friendly City from dizzying heights while sipping on a glass of bubbly. Heli-flips don’t last too long (around 15-minutes) and they can be rather noisy, so consider this if it is the start of your ‘proposal date’. Follow it up with a picnic after exploring the countryside, or a romantic meal at one of PE’s special restaurants.


When in Zanzibar, test-drive walking your loved one up the aisle and when you get to the pulpit, bend that knee, and pop that question! The Christchurch Cathedral will swathe you in a moving and spiritual experience - one that will be a great start to a lifelong commitment.

Zubane says, “And of course if you are flying your loved one around South Africa, we look forward to having your on-board to any of our destinations.”

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