Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Bo-Kaap
Bo-Kaap is a must-see neighbourhood for those interested in the history of Afrikaans; the photos make great Facebook fodder too.
La Petite Tarte
La Petite Tarte doesn't refer to the French model who founded this neighbourhood favourite, but rather the delectable savoury delicacies it serves up.
Beauclair
Beauclair is a low-key, sophisticated guesthouse in Stellenbosch, it makes the perfect base for a few days wine tasting in elegant comfort...
Kitima
Socialites and 'it' kids can't resist being seen on the scene at Kitima, yet the atmosphere remains casual. A near-impossible mix that this Asian restaurant has nailed on the head.
Pro Divers
Pro Divers offers professional diving instruction that will have you in the deep blue sea in no time. Check out their specialised courses and wreck diving (for those with a little more experience).
Table Thirteen
Proving once and for all that size doesn't matter, Table Thirteen - lucky in this case - boasts a scaled-down menu that is big on quality.
Fyndraai
Traditional South African dishes are the order of the day here; get a taste of real Cape Town.
Eastern Food Bazaar
Cheap and cheerful; just the way locals love it.
Vida e Caffe
Forget Starbucks: Cape Town shows us how chain coffee shops are down with outlets of Vida e Caffe that each have their own personality.
Waiting Room
Despite what it suggests in its name, there's not much waiting or sitting at The Waiting Room; in fact you'll be on your feet all night with a dance floor, a roster of regular DJ sessions and a bohemian 'throw-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don'
Headquarters
With doorstep steaks and industrial interiors, this is a meat-loving macho-man's dream scene.
Cabrinha
Cabrinha may sound like a Brazilian cocktail, but it offers top-quality lessons and equipment in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world.
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
Cape Quarter
Combining shopping, eating and entertainment, the recently-opened fashion piazza of Cape Quarter is a magnet for style mavens.
Four Rosmead
Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture by staying within a listed monument at Four Rosmead.
Tintswalo Atlantic
Those who like to live life on the edge can do so quite literally at Tintswalo Atlantic, which is perched on the edge of the ocean in the most beautiful bay
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world; stop, stare or spectate.
Drumbeat Charters
Drumbeat Charters offers seal-watching excursions that would melt even the hardest traveller's heart.
Manna Epicure
It will be all white on the night, particularly if it's at Manna Epicure; with white-washed interiors jarring a menu bursting with colour, Cape Town's trendy-wendies can't get enough.
Rouge on Rose
Central location + gorgeous design = top-notch prices, right? Wrong! Rouge on Rose offers everything at prices that won't punish the plastic...
Clarke’s
Hipster watching and seriously tasty, hangover-blitzing food in a minimalist American-style diner.
Superette
Students love Superette for its casual ambiance, its arty clientele and its delicious deli counter.
Atlantic Suites
Atlantic Suites is an understated, spacious guesthouse with wonderful views; sit back, a chilled G&T in-hand, and stare meaningfully out to sea...
Day Trippers
Day Trippers offers guided bike tours of the city for those who think two wheels are better than four.
Royal Cape
The South Africa Open is often played out here, so you know you'll be in good company in the clubhouse after a round or two on the green.
Cape Point Vineyards
It may not be on the same scale as Boekenhoutskloof, but the wine tasting available at Cape Point Vineyards is no less enjoyable. So enjoyable, in fact, that we cannot remember our last after one-too-many glasses of Lord-knows-what vintage.
Company’s Garden
Bordering parliamentary buildings and the National Gallery, these gardens are the perfect place to people-watch and bask in the sun.
An African Villa
An African Villa is tastefully decorated, affordable and friendly; what more could you want from this charming little boutique hotel in Cape Town...
Clovelly Country Club
Swimming and golf may be an unlikely combination, but it's all possible here; be sure to pack your trunks alongside your argyle sweater.
Irma Stern Museum
Irma Stern Museum champions the work of the eponymous South African artist; a must-visit for culture vultures and art buffs alike.
Den Anker
With a reputation that precedes it, Den Anker doesn't need to try hard to fill its tables - but it still does, thankfully.
Labia
Labia is home to South Africa's oldest-surviving cinema and comes complete with old world-style surroundings. Alcohol can still be bought to take in with you too, which is always nice.
Man’oushe
Smoke on a shisha pipe while indulging in a mezze platter, and chat with a student-based clientele; studying is the last thing on their minds.
Harbour House
With seafood so fresh you can still smell the saltwater, foodies won't be disappointed by Harbour House.
More Quarters
Very chic with every mod-con you could dream of. Check in and check it out.
Caffe Neo
Chilled out Greek café favoured by office workers due to the free Wi-Fi. Latops at the ready!
Bree Street
As one of the city's hippest streets, Bree Streets is where you'll find the trendy-wendies hanging out shopping and then gossiping over coffee afterward.
Cafe Caprice
Wander in off the beach for a sundowner or three - just make sure there's no sand between your toes or seaweed threaded through your hair. Beach chic here is more chic than beach.
De Waterkant
Home to Cape Quarter, Cape Town's coolest shopping centre, De Waterkant is a colourful shopping district bursting with character.
Theatre on the Bay
Theatre on the Bay is a delightfully intimate theatre that puts on a variety of West End-style musicals and smaller-scale dramas, comedies and revues.

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