Diamond Diving


Head to South Africa for the ultimate marriage proposal or wedding vow renewal.



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HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Introduction to some of the region’s most experienced diamond divers
  • Select the perfect stone from the sea floor
  • Have your diamond cut, polished and fitted in an exclusive  Stellenbosch studio
  • Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner in Cape Town to present the diamond 
  • Guided visit to Robben Island with Mandela’s former private secretary
  • Meet with the world’s foremost Great White Shark photographer at his private gallery
  • Breath-taking aerial flight over Victoria Falls

During a romantic getaway to South Africa, we will spirit one of you away one morning under the guise of a last-minute meeting. While we fly you up to a remote spot on the rugged west coast, we will arrange for your partner to spend a relaxing day in the wonderful spa at Ellerman House.

Arriving at the remote spot, we will introduce you to some of the region’s most experienced deep-sea diamond divers, and with their help you will be able to select the perfect rock from the sea floor. While the uncut diamond is sent to be cut, polished and fitted in an exclusive Stellenbosch studio, you will be whisked back to Cape Town in time for a romantic sunset dinner with your partner.

The two of you will spend the next few days exploring beautiful Cape Town and its classic sights, as well as a guided visit to Robben Island with Mandela’s former private secretary, and a meeting with the world’s foremost Great White Shark photographer at his private gallery.  While enjoying a private wine tasting a few days later, out of view from your partner, you will be discretely given the beautifully finished diamond eternity ring.

Next, we will charter the two of you to Victoria Falls airport where you were met by a waiting helicopter for a stunning aerial flight over the falls, arriving minutes later at an exquisite luxury suite at Matetsi.

At dawn the following morning we will take you up river by private boat, back towards the falls. At a secluded spot we will set up a sumptuous champagne breakfast spread in a secluded jungle clearing, with only the odd hippo and elephant for (distant) company. This is where the proposal or vow renewal can take place, blessed by the local High Priest and captured by a professional photographer. The sublime diamond ring will be presented before you witness the sunrise over the majestic Victoria Falls.

Best time to travel: November to April  

Number of nights: Four

For couples