Hopeless romantics, this article is for you…
Your proposal is one of the most special and momentous occasions. Certainly one which you would treasure throughout your life. It should be romantic, unique and life changing. If you are looking to make sure that your proposal is a one of a kind experience, then look no further!
Cape Town is your answer as it is such a multifaceted and multidimensional city. It has incredible and numerous varieties of settings to make sure that you fulfil your dream of your proposal being the significant event it should be. Below we list some of the many desirable reasons that “The Mother City” of South Africa is one of the very best destinations worldwide to get down on one knee.
Our Best & Most Beautiful Choices of Beaches:
Cape Town has some of the most picturesque beaches in the world nestled amongst the hub, the surrounding city, or the quiet of the iconic mountain ranges. White powdery sand and crystal clear waters can be found in places such as Clifton, Noordhoek and the West Coast, to name only a few. Trendy beach bars and cafés line the streets of the famous Camps Bay strip looking out over a dipping sunset across the ocean’s horizon, cocktail in hand and love in your hearts.
Our Majestic & Mighty Mountains:
Cape Town’s world-famous Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, has nil to compare. The mother city is nestled by a range of mountains with different portions of it built in and around valleys. Hikes even boast numerous rock pools and waterfall adventures. One of the most well-known hikes is the Lion’s Head full moon hike. The lights of those taking part form a glistering necklace around the mountain’s top which is visible to all the onlookers below. All these hikes include views of our beautiful ocean but also stretches across to include our vast winelands and their vineyards. A drive along Chapman’s Peak is another must as the road is built within the actual mountain face and flanked by the endless stretch of Atlantic Ocean on its right.
Winding Vineyards of our Winelands:
South African wines are famous worldwide. And for good reason! The most famous of these South African wine producing areas can be found a mere 45 minute drive outside of Cape Town. The ever famous Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are immaculate, picturesque and quaint towns, filled with historical representation complimented with by its modern flair and of course exceptional variety of indigenous wines. Franschhoek has more five star restaurants per square kilometer than anywhere else in South Africa, making dining out an occasion in and of itself! Lest we forget about the handful of gorgeous boutique vineyards that are situated within the city of Cape Town, not even twenty minutes from the town centre in the suburban area of Constantia.
The climate of the region is classified as Mediterranean. This means that Cape Town has hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. This, in turn, makes tailoring fun and memorable activities easier to plan due to the predictable nature of weather for this region. With summer falling between December and March you can almost be guaranteed that rain will not have an impact on your proposal.
Diverse & Fabulous Food:
Cape Town is well known as the most diversified food capital of South Africa, producing some of the most incredible culturally diversified and delectable dishes. We have already mentioned Franschoek and its plethora of eating options but within the city itself you will find options that include The Test Kitchen (rated 22nd in the World’s Best Restaurant awards for 2016), La Colombe, Chef’s Warehouse and The Pot Luck Club are just a few of the numerous options that make dining out an event itself. It is also a city which loves its markets. Whether organic, farmers or general markets they have great almost earth-concious and bohemian atmospheres and are well worth a morning’s expedition. Even if one is not looking for an “over the top” dining experience the food in general is of a very high quality.
If an adventure is what you are looking for to make the experience of your proposal memorable then Cape Town has adventures in abundance. Sky diving, Para Gliding from Lions Head, ab-seiling from Table Mountain and shark cage diving excursions are just some of the activities that will get the heart racing before the big announcement. Sunset boat cruises provide a view of Cape Town from a different angle. Helicopter flights along the peninsula helps one take in a bird’s eye perspective of the surrounding mountains and beaches. Cape Town caters experiences for all, from the adrenalin-searching couple, right to the chilled and relaxed couple.
From location, luxury or budget, spectacular views, service and ambience, we have it all. Service is of a high quality and, being a relatively small city, travel distances from your hotel to any of the above mentioned are not too long. Starting your day with beach, mountain or vineyard views will put you in a good mood and ready to tackle the excitement of the day with an in sync spring in both your steps. Well-valued accommodation is also very reasonably priced for international visitors.
To Sum It All Up:
Considering the incredible and unique offerings of Cape Town, it truly has it all to make this life changing experience a joyous and memorable occasion.
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