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.
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'
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.
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...
Drumbeat Charters
Drumbeat Charters offers seal-watching excursions that would melt even the hardest traveller's heart.
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world; stop, stare or spectate.
Day Trippers
Day Trippers offers guided bike tours of the city for those who think two wheels are better than four.
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...
Caffe Neo
Chilled out Greek café favoured by office workers due to the free Wi-Fi. Latops at the ready!
Company’s Garden
Bordering parliamentary buildings and the National Gallery, these gardens are the perfect place to people-watch and bask in the sun.
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.
Royale Eatery
Let's face it; despite our insatiable appetites for the finer things in life sometimes all we want to get our chops around is a good burger. And when such cravings beckon, Royale Eatery provides.
Rupert Museum
There's not much to say about the building itself, but focus is very much on the artwork at the Rupert Museum. Perhaps that is the way it should be.
Fork
Spooning leads to forking, as they say, and that's certainly the case at the appropriately-named Fork restaurant; no knives needed just prongs and an appetite for bite-sized morsels.
Coffeebeans Routes
City tours can all get a bit same-y but Coffeebeans Routes offers inventive itineraries that stray from the beaten path. Woohoo!
Downhill Adventures
Perfect for extreme sports beginners; whether you want a guided tour or some off-road solo cycling, organise an excursion or two with Dowhill Adventures.
La Dolce Vita Biking
La Dolce Vita Biking offers scooter rentals to those who wish to explore the city on two wheels.
Maynardville Open-Air Theatre
Enjoy the balmy summer nights at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, ice-cold refreshment in-hand of course.
Atlantic Adventures
'Scream if you wanna go faster' seems to be the motto at Atlantic Adventures, which offers excursion at breakneck speeds.
Long Street Baths
Despite somewhat shoddy changing rooms, Long Street Baths offers swimming pools and Turkish baths that more than make up for any shortcomings.
The Hidden Cellar
The Hidden Cellar is a melting pot of young talent and is where music conversation and the beer that fuels both comes together in style.
Frixion Adventures
Cliff-jumping and kloofing; only the brave need apply.
River Manor Stellenbosch
River Manor Stellenbosch is a beautiful, old-worldy boutique hotel in Cape Town's wine lands which is a perfect base for exploring the wineries
Hooked on Africa
Fall hook line and sinker for deep-sea fishing with Hooked on Africa.
Sea Point Pavilion
Sea Point Pavilion is an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool that's extremely popular with families. Chlorine is overrated anyway.
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Newlands Rugby Stadium is the second-oldest of its kind in the world, and has been host to a number of international games during its time.

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