Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Boulders
If it's a good enough beach for a colony of penguins to settle on it then it's certainly good enough for us to sprawl on.
The Roundhouse & Rumbullion
Save the best for last at The Roundhouse & Rumbullion, where desserts are decadent enough to make even the most die-hard dieter stray from their calorie-counting.
Ebb Tide Apartments
Ebb Tide Apartments are two beautifully decorated flats in Camps Bay, incredibly sophisticated and perfect for that upmarket stay in Cape Town...
Rcaffe
Hangover breakfasts and brunches are the order of the day here. But be sure to pack your shades; you don't want to look too rough for the achingly attractive clientele.
Sanctuary Spa
Styled to mimic an underground cave, Sanctuary Spa receives mixed reactions thanks to its choice of aesthetics; that said, treatments are to-die-for.
Liquorice & Lime
Spectacular views of Table Mountain are matched by a mouthwatering menu at Liquorice & Lime; thankfully, the menu steers clear of both liquorice and lime, and concentrates more on breakfasts burgers and pieces. Yum.
Savoy Cabbage
What's in a name? Apparently not a lot, if Savoy Cabbage is anything to go by. Far from serving up dull veg, this arty-farty space serves up hearty comfort food that would satisfy even the biggest belly.
Loading Bay Cafe
Load up on the carbs at the Loading Bay Café, a daytime hangout of the rich, famous and downright fabulous.
Sidewalk Cafe
Tucked away from the tourist trail, Sidewalk Café is a hidden gem.
Boutique Manolo
This contemporary sanctuary boasts superb views over the city. Soak it up and let the stresses and strains of everyday life melt away.
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.
Opal Lounge
Driven by design, Opal Lounge has the kind of interiors you'd expect to see on the gorgeously glossy pages of a homes magazines. Its drop-dead gorgeous waiting staff is no less visually arresting.
Tokara
Facing the stunning vineyards, this all-day deli knows what constitutes lipsmackingly-good savoury treats.
Cape Grace
With theatrical interiors and razor-sharp service, the only thing you'll be moaning about at this hotel is leaving.
House of Rasputin
The club looks almost as good as the girls at House of Resputin. Almost.
Fringe Arts on Kloof
Former pop-up gallery The Fringe Arts gets a permanent shop on Cape Town's Kloof Street, stocking handmade African arts and accessories. 
Mavericks
Fitted with everything you would expect and a bit more VIP rooms and private booths are also available
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Petrol heads will fall head-over-bumper for the Franschhoek Motor Museum, home to over 220 vehicles from a wide-ranging period of automotive history.
Frixion Adventures
Cliff-jumping and kloofing; only the brave need apply.
POD
Finally, the Mother City's sunset strip can boast of a slick design-savvy comfort zone where you can not only potentially watch the sea from your balcony, but get down there and slam your toes into the soft white sand within moments of waking up.
La Petite Ferme
Hearty country fare, awe-inspiring views and a chef who's trained under Jamie Oliver; a winning formula if ever we saw one.
Bar Code
Whatever floats your boat - be it leather or uniforms - Bar Code will provide with male-only fetish nights to suit every sordid (but legal) taste.
Cape Sea Safaris
Whether you're after fine off-shore fishing or a beautiful sunset cruise, Cape Sea Safaris can provide.
Grande Provence
Consistently listed among South Africa's top ten restaurants, Grand Provence - The Restaurant really is to-dine-for.
Outdoor Trance Parties
Dance like nobody is watching at these high-octane music events. Just don't go sober.
Table Mountain
As Cape Town's most iconic sight, you don't need to 'visit' Table Mountain to appreciate its awe-inspiring beauty.
Fez Club
If you've a thing for Morroco, then enter here to be transported to a souk-styled world of decadent, Arabic-esque partying.
Il Leone Mastrantonio
Il Leone Mastrantonio serves up piled-high plates of pasta - you guessed it, just like momma used to make-a.
Mount Nelson
As the grande-dame of Cape Town's hotel scene, Mount Nelson has colonial charm all wrapped up.
O On Kloof
As one of Cape Town's best boutique beauties, O on Kloof has designistas flocking through its doors.
Rhodes Memorial
Built in mock Athenian architecture, the Rhodes Memorial affords views out beyond the Cape Flats towards the distant distant Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains. If that doesn't take your breath away, nothing will.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
Situated in the stunning surroundings of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, these summer concerts are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday sipping wine in the sunshine and soaking up some top-rate tunes.
Kyoto Sushi Garden
If raw fish is your thing then Kyoto Sushi Garden may just be the place for you.
Biesmiellah
As an authentic Bo-Kaap establishment, diners mustn't leave without trying the luscious lamb stew.
Balkanology
As Cape Town's must-attend annual party, this event proves that one-night stands are sometimes underrated.
Bukhara
Masala and mango chutney may not be top of your agenda while in Cape Town but Bukhara offers inspiring Indian cuisine within stylish surroundings. So much so celebrities can't get enough.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
River Manor Boutique Hotel
Tradition is upheld within the walls of River Manor, with antique-laden accommodations to please the likes of David Dickinson.
Angsana Spa
With its treatment menu drawing on inspiration from Asia, the Angsana Spa will have you rested, relaxed and rejuvenated in no time at all.
Roeland Street
Offering small boutiques and independent stores, Roeland Street is perfect for shopping and then stopping for a coffee or snack at one of the many cafés.

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