Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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La Petite Tarte
La Petite Tarte doesn't refer to the French model who founded this neighbourhood favourite, but rather the delectable savoury delicacies it serves up.
Beauclair
Beauclair is a low-key, sophisticated guesthouse in Stellenbosch, it makes the perfect base for a few days wine tasting in elegant comfort...
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a signature sophisticated sound; enjoy choir recitals, acapella groups, jazz and opera.
Kitima
Socialites and 'it' kids can't resist being seen on the scene at Kitima, yet the atmosphere remains casual. A near-impossible mix that this Asian restaurant has nailed on the head.
Fyndraai
Traditional South African dishes are the order of the day here; get a taste of real Cape Town.
Table Thirteen
Proving once and for all that size doesn't matter, Table Thirteen - lucky in this case - boasts a scaled-down menu that is big on quality.
La Perla
Pro Divers
Pro Divers offers professional diving instruction that will have you in the deep blue sea in no time. Check out their specialised courses and wreck diving (for those with a little more experience).
DecoDance
Everyone likes a bit of cheese when they've had a few, which is where Decodance Underground steps in (in glittery 80s-style disco shoes no less).
Trinity
Erinvale
Tee off and then enjoy a well-deserved G&T in the clubhouse afterward.
Beefcakes
Burgers may be one of the most macho things a man can eat but - as the name suggests - Beefcakes Burger Bar gives meat and buns something of a camp, fun twist.
Five Flies
With a wide choice of rooms to dine in and generous portions, Five Flies is a firm favourite among Cape Town's most discerning foodies.
District Six Museum
While it doesn't make for easy viewing, the District Six Museum remembers the site of Apartheid destruction - and it's a must on any visitor's itinerary.
Grand Cafe & Beach
Dress to impress for dinner at this New York-style warehouse-restaurant.
Kalk Bay Theatre
Size isn't everything as this intimate scaled-down theatre proves.
Headquarters
With doorstep steaks and industrial interiors, this is a meat-loving macho-man's dream scene.
Muratie
Muratie is a romantic winery with a great history; take a cellar tour to learn all about it.
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
Villa Zest
While it may be located off the beaten track, Villa Zest is worth the slog - and then some - with lashings of superstar style.
Leopard Room
One of the best places to watch the sun go down; just shield your eyes from the leopard print overload.
Skydive Cape Town
While throwing yourself out of a plane might not sound like everyone's idea of a day out, Skydive Cape Town is at-hand for true adrenaline junkies.
Cape Quarter
Combining shopping, eating and entertainment, the recently-opened fashion piazza of Cape Quarter is a magnet for style mavens.
Aubergine
Dine beneath the stars here at Aubergine, headed up by Harald Bresselschmidt - arguably the best chef in Cape Town.
Cabrinha
Cabrinha may sound like a Brazilian cocktail, but it offers top-quality lessons and equipment in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world.
Polana
Pre- or post-dinner drinks are what Polana's all about, and it would be a shame to go straight home after dinner, right?
Bread & Wine
While the menu may be just one page but that's not to say it's limited; in fact it's a gastronomic extravaganza whipped up by one of the most creative chefs in the Cape.
St Yves Beach Club
Favouring quiet cocktails over raucous shot-guzzling, St Yves Beach Club is a good date-night bar for loved-up couples.
Constantia Uitsig
GrandWest Casino
Place your bets ladies and gentlemen! GrandWest Casino is the only real casino in Cape Town; go on, have a flutter.
Four Rosmead
Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture by staying within a listed monument at Four Rosmead.
Pepper Club
You'll be hard-pressed to tear your eyes off the views from the top-floor suites at this, amongst the plushest of inner-city hotels in Cape Town.
Librisa Spa
Librisa Spa eases away the stresses and strains of everyday life with beautifully decked out treatment rooms, while a children's spa menu is at-hand for stressed-out kids.
Manna Epicure
It will be all white on the night, particularly if it's at Manna Epicure; with white-washed interiors jarring a menu bursting with colour, Cape Town's trendy-wendies can't get enough.
The Opal Lounge
Precious like its namesake stone, the Opal Lounge is every bit as stylish and sumptuous as you'd expect, with a sharp-suited crowd to match.
Unknown Union
Aesthetes and die-hard designistas will love the interiors at Unknown Union, which almost outshine the products on sale -- almost.
Zula Sound Bar
Intimate and low-key, Zula channels a mellow vibe; enjoy an excellent variety of music and events from funk and ska to stand-up comedy and performance poetry - definitely a venue worth experiencing at least once.
95 Keerom
Subtle local influences can be found on the refined Italian menu at 95 Keerom.
Superette
Students love Superette for its casual ambiance, its arty clientele and its delicious deli counter.

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