Local actress Amanda Du Pont thought she was going to the Maldives to celebrate her 30th birthday, but it turns out her partner had something more romantic and special in mind.

The Skeem Saam star has been in the beautiful tropical nation for an extended birthday getaway and has been sharing the lovely pictures on social media.


The star’s trip was made unforgettable by her long term partner Shawn Rodrigues’ romantic proposal by the beach.

Amanda took to social media to share the wonderful moment her fiancé’ went down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

“I SAID YES!” she announced on Instagram, “turns out my surprise beach picnic was Shawn Rodrigues’ epic proposal.

“My darling you sweep me off my feet every single time but this time you had me crying! I said yes to the man I prayed for so specifically, everything you are, is everything I asked. 

“Life isn’t perfect, but perfect with you in it. I love loving you, so thrilled to be your fiancé! Thank you God.”