Cape Town – With the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle we decided to look at the most romantic spots to pop the question, as their trip to Botswana set alight to the spark that was already there.
WATCH: Botswana: An easy escape for South Africans
The love shack
Although Prince Harry proposed to Meghan over a pot roasted chicken and in the comfort of their English cottage – we cannot help but wonder how steamy their trip to the beautiful Botswana was.
The couple decided to take the trip on the spur of the moment and in an interview with the Guardian discussing the juicing details of their engagement they indicated that it allowed them to spend some time alone together and get to know one another better.
“We camped with each other out under the stars….then we were really by ourselves” as stated by Harry.
SEE: 10 Things we absolutely love about Botswana right now
The couple spent a splendid five days in the African bush to bond and enjoy the natural wildlife. The couple is reported to have spent their time in Botswana at the Meno a Kwena, a resort that is located in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
The park is renowned for its tented rooms that are nestled within the natural fauna and flora of Botswana.
We are proud that their ‘love shack’ was in Africa – where else can you get away from the bustling cities to escape to the expanse of natural wonder?
Check out the gushing soon-to-be married couple, as they chat about Botswana and their love affair:
Best places to get on one knee in SA
Popping the big question can be nerve-wracking and exhilarating at the same time – to get the perfect moment with the ideal lighting that sets the mood can always be a tricky feat to achieve. We all want the moment to be spectacular and with so many local places to head to, who needs the Eiffel Tower when we have God’s Window – to get down on one knee and start your life together.
We decided to take a closer look at the ideal spots in South Africa to propose.
God’s Window, Mpumalanga
The ideal lover’s spot as you look out onto the horizon. Located in the heart of Mpumalanga it is one of the most breath-taking viewpoints in South Africa.
SEE: View from God's window: SA to get its very own glass skywalk?
Shamwari Game reserve, Eastern Cape
Escape the city buzz and experience a bush getaway at one of Shamwari’s many private luxury lodges. The Bayethe Tented lodge is located in a secluded area hidden deep within the bush.
SEE: 5 Favourite luxury safaris to try in 2017
Stars in Sutherland
Home to the Southern hemisphere’s largest telescope, Sutherland stargazing provides the picturesque background to a romantic proposal. Say ‘yes’ under the most unobstructed view of the milky way and let the stars be witness to the commitment.
SEE: Snow, stars, serenity, Sutherland
Rocktail Beach Camp, Maputaland, Durban
Who doesn’t love their own private beach to bask in, as you hear the wave’s crash on the shore. The Rocktail Beach is located 20 minutes out of Durban and provides a haven for sea life and seclusion. If you want to let the fish join you as you ask ‘will you marry me’ then the Rocktail Dive centre can help to organise and underwater proposal.
SEE: Baby hippo photobombs engagement
The City of Gold provides a backdrop of lights that shine brightly as you look out on Northcliff – known as a popular spot to take in the cities views. Asking for your partner’s hand in marriage as the skyline lights up – creates a dreamy setting.
International romantic getaways
If you are thinking of jetting off on a plane and soaring to the skies as you prepare yourself for the ‘big moment’ – we have some ideal spots in London for you. We may not be able to get you access to the Palace but we are sure that these places will be fit for a King and Queen.
Airbnb has provided a list of options for a truly royal experience.
Apartment, South Kensington
Cost: R 2108 per night
Two bedroom flat, Notting Hill
Cost: R 2933 per night
Luxury apartments, Portobello Market
Cost : R 5041 per night
Classic B'n'B in Huguenot Georgian
Cost: R2365 per night
Gorgeous Apartment in Mayfair
Cost: R3446 per night
This list ticks royalty off on our list – the perfect proposal is only a flight away.
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