Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

MannaBay
Whatever it takes to unwind, you'll find it here at MannaBay, along with spoil-you-rotten service and a majestic view.
Biesmiellah
As an authentic Bo-Kaap establishment, diners mustn't leave without trying the luscious lamb stew.
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.
Daddy Cool Bar
Don't worry, there's definitely an element of irony in the OTT bling décor. Enjoy Daddy Cool Bar for what it is and soak up its ridiculousness.
Cape Sidecar Adventures
See Cape Town from the view of a sidecar; odd but undeniably cool.
The Wild Mushroom
The world's first mushroom-themed hotel without so much as a magic one in sight. Intrigued? We certainly are.
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.
Martini Bar
Martinis of every kind are the order of the day here - shaken not stirred, of course.
Kensington Place
Despite being one of the most aesthetically pleasing hotels in the region, Kensington Place has a casual, effortless air about it.
Splash Rentals
Make a splash with Splash Rentals and hire one of its luxurious vessels for the day.
Raya Lounge
We're inclined to think that Raya Lounge serves up some of the best cocktails in the city. Care to disagree?
Hout Bay
No swimming! At least not if you want to remain unchomped by a Great White. Still this beach is home to some picture postcard scenery and a slew of good waterfront restaurants and bars.
V&A Waterfront
Flanked by the Atlantic on one side and Table Mountain on the other, the V&A Waterfront shopping mall provides a picturesque day out for those in serious need of a retail fix.
Airstream Trailer Park
For a bed with a difference, book one of these crazy caravans sat on an inner-city rooftop.
Azure
South African fare is the order of the day here at Azure, all served against jaw-dropping views.
Armoury Boxing
Staying in shape is a priority amongst Capetonians-they have beaches and catwalks to prepare for. While there are loads of places to join the queue for the treadmill, this is easily the most authentic of gyms in Cape Town.
Lion’s View
Driven by the kind of design you'd expect on the glossy pages of a design magazine, you may take more holiday snaps inside the hotel than out.
Bascule
Go underground at Bascule. a subterranean bar dedicated to all thinks whisky.
Solms-Delta
Solms-Delta offers an intimate tasting experience followed up by a picnic on the grounds. Wash everything down with wine, naturally.
Scarborough
Scarborough beach is home to pristine white sand and one of the quietest villages on the Peninsula.
Sea Point Pavilion
Sea Point Pavilion is an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool that's extremely popular with families. Chlorine is overrated anyway.
The Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
Empire Cafe
Just by the water, listen to the sound of the surf whilst enjoying this café's distinct 1950s vibe. Short shorts entirely optional.
Dock House
Those who like the personal touch will feel right at home here, with beautiful interiors and a location beside the Waterfront.
Airstream Rooftop
Enjoy dusk with a sundowner or three at this cool rooftop bar; occasional live music adds to its allure.
Sea Five
A boutique beach house that offers sun, surf, sand and style in equal measures. What more could you want?
Royal Cape Yacht Club
The Royal Cape Yacht Club is home to the country's America's Cup Team and a playground of the rich, famous and downright fabulous. Worth a visit just to gawk at the glorious yachts on display.
Grande Provence – Owner’s Cottage
Rural, rustic and ridiculously romantic, this picturesque estate ticks every box.
Boulders Penguin Colony
Boulders Penguin Colony is a remarkable site for those into nature; if you can't go to Antarctica, come here instead.
Nobu
Wine Valley Trails
Wine Valley Horse Trails does exactly what it says on the tin; offers rides through the wine valley. Don't drink and ride!
Waterfront Boat Co.
Sunset cruise along the coast with the Waterfront Boat Company. Suitably chilled sundowner in-hand, of course.
White Shark Projects
White Shark Projects offers the kind of up-close-and-personal dives that would have most of us wetting our trunks; once-in-a lifetime opportunities to see this misunderstood creatures in their stunning habitat.
Venture Forth
Do as this company says and Venture Forth to experience a range of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, including climbing, abseiling and canyoneering.
Virgin Active Point
Sweat it out alongside Cape Town's most taut and toned at Virgin Active Point.
Terroir
While its location may not scream luxury, the food at Terroir is anything but terrifying. In fact, it's well worth coming out of your comfort zone for.
Baia
Camera-wielding tourists may flock here in their droves but spectacular seafood makes the crowds - and the occasional wait - more than worth it.
Le Quartier Français
It may take its name from France but there's no French flamboyance here; just Victorian-style accommodations set around a central courtyard pool. Check in and check it out.
Grand Dédale Country House
With stunning views of the surrounding valley and mountains, this chic boutique hotel boasts six beautiful rooms and separate cottage on a large wine estate; sip a glass of delicious red and relax in sun-drenched luxury.
Mother City Queer Project
Welcome to the biggest annual costume ball in Africa. Dress up or ship out.

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