Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Caveau Wine Bar
Take your pick from over 400 wines and a range of tapas at this after-work favourite. Loosen your white collar and tell your wife you'll be home late.
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
St Yves Beach Club
Favouring quiet cocktails over raucous shot-guzzling, St Yves Beach Club is a good date-night bar for loved-up couples.
Aubergine
Dine beneath the stars here at Aubergine, headed up by Harald Bresselschmidt - arguably the best chef in Cape Town.
Skydive Cape Town
While throwing yourself out of a plane might not sound like everyone's idea of a day out, Skydive Cape Town is at-hand for true adrenaline junkies.
Leopard Room
One of the best places to watch the sun go down; just shield your eyes from the leopard print overload.
Llandudno & Sandy Bay
Llandudno and Sandy Bay both boast beautiful white sand; the latter is an unofficial nudist beach too meaning those who want to whip off their shorts and hang free can.
Muratie
Muratie is a romantic winery with a great history; take a cellar tour to learn all about it.
Cape Quarter
Combining shopping, eating and entertainment, the recently-opened fashion piazza of Cape Quarter is a magnet for style mavens.
Huey Helicopter Co.
Back in 'Nam, they flew in Huey helicopters, and now you can too with this innovative helicopter company.
Muizenberg
Gentle waves and picture postcard beach hunts mean that Muizenberg is magnet for families and children.
Orphanage
Stylish and sophisticated, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium is an early 1900s themed bar with a wide range of cocktails and a vintage décor to match this swinging atmosphere.
Pepper Club
You'll be hard-pressed to tear your eyes off the views from the top-floor suites at this, amongst the plushest of inner-city hotels in Cape Town.
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
Librisa Spa
Librisa Spa eases away the stresses and strains of everyday life with beautifully decked out treatment rooms, while a children's spa menu is at-hand for stressed-out kids.
Rust en Vrede
If you an get over its air of pretentiousness and the snooty lady on the end of the reservations line, Rust en Vrede is a must. We hate to say it, but with food this fabulous its arrogance is well-placed.
GrandWest Casino
Place your bets ladies and gentlemen! GrandWest Casino is the only real casino in Cape Town; go on, have a flutter.
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...
Le Quartier Francais
Tasting menus rely on mindblowing flavours to satisfy diners, and fortunately the tasting menu at Le Quartier doesn't disappoint.
Four Rosmead
Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture by staying within a listed monument at Four Rosmead.
Constantia Uitsig
The Opal Lounge
Precious like its namesake stone, the Opal Lounge is every bit as stylish and sumptuous as you'd expect, with a sharp-suited crowd to match.
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world; stop, stare or spectate.
& Union
A sophisticated watering hole that is anything but hole-ish; its beer selection is beyond compare too.
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.
Pearl Valley Golf Estates
Drumbeat Charters
Drumbeat Charters offers seal-watching excursions that would melt even the hardest traveller's heart.
Icon Villas
If you're after something a little more personal and intimate then the beautiful properties in the Icon Villas collection will not disappoint...
Baxter Theatre
The Baxter Theatre is arguably more about the architecture than the performing arts that take place inside it, but the campus-based building is still a great place for culture vultures to take in a wide range of productions.
Bakoven
Those seeking a stretch of sand without people sprawling across it should head here to Bakoven.
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.
La Colombe
This acclaimed restaurant is a must-visit for any foodie, with the menu brimming with must-eat marvels.
South African National Gallery
Despite owning over 8000 artworks, the relatively small premises of the South African National Gallery means it can only display a certain number of artworks at any given time. Which means you can focus on what's available and not get overwhelmed.
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...
95 Keerom
Subtle local influences can be found on the refined Italian menu at 95 Keerom.
Clifton
Consistently ranked among the world's top ten beaches Clifton is made up of four separate beaches; one with a prestigious Blue Flag rating.
Clarke’s
Hipster watching and seriously tasty, hangover-blitzing food in a minimalist American-style diner.
Cluver Forest Amphitheatre
With just a handful of performances each summer, the Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre ranks not only as the most beautiful and intimate concert venue in South Africa, but also the most exclusive. 
Day Trippers
Day Trippers offers guided bike tours of the city for those who think two wheels are better than four.
Superette
Students love Superette for its casual ambiance, its arty clientele and its delicious deli counter.

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