Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Real Cape Adventures
Looking for an ocean adventure? With a wide variety of sea-kayaking tours, Real Cape Adventures will take you there. 
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
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.
Gary’s Surf School
Great for both beginner and advanced surfers, Gary's Surf School will have you riding a crest in no time.
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.
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.
Greatest Cape
Trips and tours around Southern Africa with a particular focus on wine and wine tourism.
Cruise iQ
Cruise iQ is the most upmarket way to cruise the Cape, with slick sailing vessels that glide across the water in style.
Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.
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.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
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.
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.
Hout Bay Manor
The brilliant interior design has put this hotel firmly on our list.
Artscape
Artscape hosts both local and international musical productions within Apartheid-era architecture; with so much to take in, you won't know whether to look at the stage or your surroundings.
High Tea – Nellie
Gone are the days of high tea, but the tradition lives on here at the Nellie. If Brits are to be believed, a cup of the brown stuff solves all problems.
Olympia Cafe
The laid-back surf vibe here is teamed with brilliant, no-nonsense fare; the inventive salads are particularly memorable.
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.
Atlantic House
This minimalist hideaway is perfect for getting away from it all - so much so, you may never want to leave.
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
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.
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.
River Cafe
River Café may not be a big name in Cape Town, but that's all set to change with a newly-appointed celebrity chef.
Dive Action
Get in on the underwater action with Dive Action, a top dive company offering trips to some of the best locations in the Southern Peninsula. Whether you're new or experienced, they have something for everyone.
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.
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.
Bombay Brasserie
Step into this gracious, compact former banking hall and it feels as though you've stumbled into the plush, velvety dreamspace of an opulent opera house.
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.
La Boheme/La Bruixa
With a sense of community and lashings of Spanish style, it's no wonder La Bruixa is popular with the locals.
Groot Constantia Wine Museum
If this wine estate was good enough for Napoleon, then Groot Constantia Homestead and Wine Museum is certainly good enough for us.
Haiku
If you're culinary tastes lean more towards the Asian persuasion, then Haiku is the restaurant for you.
Milnerton Golf Club
Links courses are few and far between in Cape Town; in fact, there's only one and it's here in the fabulous form of Milnerton Golf Club.
The Assembly
Fostering South African talent The Assembly ensures its acts work the room with the best sound equiment in the country.
Fiction DJ Bar
Fact or Fiction? We go with Fiction every time: where the music is seriously cool, the crowd is seriously dressed and the doormen are seriously tough.
Coffeebeans Routes
City tours can all get a bit same-y but Coffeebeans Routes offers inventive itineraries that stray from the beaten path. Woohoo!
Jordan Restaurant
Country bumpkins and city slickers alike will appreciate the hearty rustic fare served here.
Cape Cadogan
Historic grandeur complimented by touches of modern minimalism. Design mavens will love it.
The Long Beach
Fall out of bed and onto the beach at our favourite hippie hangout.
Galaxy/Westend
A true classic never dies, as proven by Cape Town's oldest club Galaxy. To infinity and beyond.

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