Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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.
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...
Company’s Garden
Bordering parliamentary buildings and the National Gallery, these gardens are the perfect place to people-watch and bask in the sun.
De Waterkant
Home to Cape Quarter, Cape Town's coolest shopping centre, De Waterkant is a colourful shopping district bursting with character.
SA Motorcycle Tours
Specialising in BMW bikes, SA Motorcycle Tours will send you speeding around in style.
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.
The Big Easy
The wine list is the best bit at The Big Easy, but that's not to say the food's not worth tucking into. And as we know all too well, man cannot live on wine alone.
Glasshouse Rejuvenation
As Cape Town's only sophisticated men-only spa, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men is where the city's most discerning chaps come to groom and get themselves looking gorgeous.
NAC Makana Aviation
Get a different perspective on things by chartering a flight from NAC Makana Aviation.
Planet Bar
As the in-house bar at Cape Town's most celebrated hotel, Planet Champagne & Cocktail Bar is a magnet for celebrities. Spot them from a suitably sumptuous seat, ice-cold G&T in-hand.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Those who like to shop 'til they drop love the V&A Hotel, with a ridiculously central location within a shopping mall.
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.
Anatoli
Fantastic mezze platters are on offer in this eclectic warehouse.
Jiva Grande Spa
Jiva Grande Spa Great is famed for bringing Ayurvedic treatments to the Cape, providing a calm, traquil space within the hustle and bustle of the city.
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.
Franschhoek Estate
The Graham Beck Franschhoek Estate is hugely popular for tastings - with its sparkling wine a hot favourite.
Taj Cape Town
Attracting old money though its doors and into its elegant rooms, Taj Cape Town has glamour and grandeur by the bucket-load.
Gary’s Surf School
Great for both beginner and advanced surfers, Gary's Surf School will have you riding a crest in no time.
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
Hout Bay Manor
The brilliant interior design has put this hotel firmly on our list.
Cape Heritage Hotel
Central and chic, this converted Georgian townhouse would please even the most discerning guest.
One&Only Spa
You can bet your bottom Rand that a spa with One&Only in the name is going to be good - and this outpost exceeds expectations.
Cruise iQ
Cruise iQ is the most upmarket way to cruise the Cape, with slick sailing vessels that glide across the water in style.
Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa
Amongst the most extraordinary places to stay in the Cape winelands, Delaire Graff enjoys one of the most scintillating settings you'll ever set eyes on.
Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.
La Residence
Picture-postcard views, inspiring interiors and service so sharp you could cut with it; La Residence doesn't miss a trick.
Rodwell House
With a guestbook that reads like a who's who of Hollywood, Rodwell House has undeniable charisma.
Real Cape Adventures
Looking for an ocean adventure? With a wide variety of sea-kayaking tours, Real Cape Adventures will take you there. 
Asoka
A sophisticated spot for cocktails and tapas; the porn star martini is a must-drink.
Ellerman House
Become the lord of your very own manor here at Ellerman House, where a super-efficient staff is always on-hand to cater to your every whim.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Bo-Kaap Kombuis
Location, location, location. Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Kombuis provides a mountainside panoramic vista, traditional Malay menu and a wholesome family vibe.
Overture
An unusual but carefully thought-out menu makes Overture one of our favourite places to eat in the city. We can't get enough.
Rocking the Daisies
As suggested by its name Rocking the Daisies is the kind of three-day festival that attracts both hip and hippy music lovers.
Melissa’s
The best of Cape Town's green scene, healthy-conscious foodies descend on Melissa's for organic dishes that cleanse both the system and soul.
Camps Bay
As one of Cape Town's most accessible beaches you'd expect Camps Bay to be tourist hell; but it isn't and remains one of the prettiest stretches of sand in the city.
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.
Cape Town Jazz Festival
Billed as 'African's Grandest Gathering', the Cape Town Jazz Fest is recognised as one of the five best music festivals in the world. The world-class set list contains a balanced mixture of African and international artists, and it is a cultural even
Olympia Cafe
The laid-back surf vibe here is teamed with brilliant, no-nonsense fare; the inventive salads are particularly memorable.

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