Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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.
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope has everything you'd expect from a good fort, including a surrounding moat and dungeon, and it has great views of the area to boot.
MannaBay
Whatever it takes to unwind, you'll find it here at MannaBay, along with spoil-you-rotten service and a majestic view.
Hoerikwaggo Trail
The Hoerikwaggo Trail isn't exactly 'roughing it in the wild', but it's still recommended for enthusiastic hikers.
Enmasse
The concept is genius: remove the aura of pretentiousness and irritation of forward-planning from the contemporary Western spa routine, and instead offer massage as one of life's little necessities.
Hooked on Africa
Fall hook line and sinker for deep-sea fishing with Hooked on Africa.
Wafu
There's nothing better than two or three drinks after a long day at work, and don't Capetonians know it! Join them there at Wafu.
Martini Bar
Martinis of every kind are the order of the day here - shaken not stirred, of course.
The Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
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.
Splash Rentals
Make a splash with Splash Rentals and hire one of its luxurious vessels for the day.
The Wild Mushroom
The world's first mushroom-themed hotel without so much as a magic one in sight. Intrigued? We certainly are.
Kensington Place
Despite being one of the most aesthetically pleasing hotels in the region, Kensington Place has a casual, effortless air about it.
Bascule
Go underground at Bascule. a subterranean bar dedicated to all thinks whisky.
Airstream Trailer Park
For a bed with a difference, book one of these crazy caravans sat on an inner-city rooftop.
Scarborough
Scarborough beach is home to pristine white sand and one of the quietest villages on the Peninsula.
Solms-Delta
Solms-Delta offers an intimate tasting experience followed up by a picnic on the grounds. Wash everything down with wine, naturally.
Raya Lounge
We're inclined to think that Raya Lounge serves up some of the best cocktails in the city. Care to disagree?
Cape Sidecar Adventures
See Cape Town from the view of a sidecar; odd but undeniably cool.
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.
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.
Sea Point Pavilion
Sea Point Pavilion is an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool that's extremely popular with families. Chlorine is overrated anyway.
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.
Azure
South African fare is the order of the day here at Azure, all served against jaw-dropping views.
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.
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.
Dock House
Those who like the personal touch will feel right at home here, with beautiful interiors and a location beside the Waterfront.
Boulders Penguin Colony
Boulders Penguin Colony is a remarkable site for those into nature; if you can't go to Antarctica, come here instead.
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.
Sea Five
A boutique beach house that offers sun, surf, sand and style in equal measures. What more could you want?
Grande Provence – Owner’s Cottage
Rural, rustic and ridiculously romantic, this picturesque estate ticks every box.
Hothouse Steam
The Hothouse Steam & Leisure is more about cruising than it is exfoliating, but its gay crowd can't get enough.
Airstream Rooftop
Enjoy dusk with a sundowner or three at this cool rooftop bar; occasional live music adds to its allure.
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.
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.

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