Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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.
Zensa Lodge
A seaside sanctuary that will have you falling hook, line and sinker for its coastal charm.
Woodstock
As one of Cape Town's oldest suburbs, Woodstock will please even the most discerning shopper with its great variety of shops.
Wine-ding Down / GUEST BLOGGER
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!
Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.
Wijnhuis
We challenge you to get through the epic winelist at Wijnhuis. Trust us - we've tried.
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.
Waterfront Boat Co.
Sunset cruise along the coast with the Waterfront Boat Company. Suitably chilled sundowner in-hand, of course.
Wakame
The food takes a backseat at Wakame, while the atmosphere is championed as its raison d'être.
Waiting Room
Despite what it suggests in its name, there's not much waiting or sitting at The Waiting Room; in fact you'll be on your feet all night with a dance floor, a roster of regular DJ sessions and a bohemian 'throw-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don'
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.
Virgin Active Point
Sweat it out alongside Cape Town's most taut and toned at Virgin Active Point.
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.
Vida e Caffe
Forget Starbucks: Cape Town shows us how chain coffee shops are down with outlets of Vida e Caffe that each have their own personality.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Those who like to shop 'til they drop love the V&A Hotel, with a ridiculously central location within a shopping mall.
Vergelegen
A little off the beaten track, but definitely worth it for the chance to sample some of the region's best wine; the stunning surroundings and Cape Dutch architecture add to its splendour.
Venture Forth
Do as this company says and Venture Forth to experience a range of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, including climbing, abseiling and canyoneering.
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.
Unknown Union
Aesthetes and die-hard designistas will love the interiors at Unknown Union, which almost outshine the products on sale -- almost.
Truth. coffeecult
The stripped down interiors of Truth. coffeecult - yes, spelt like that - ensures that nothing distracts you from the main attraction. The coffee.
Trinity
Tokara
Facing the stunning vineyards, this all-day deli knows what constitutes lipsmackingly-good savoury treats.
Tintswalo Atlantic
Those who like to live life on the edge can do so quite literally at Tintswalo Atlantic, which is perched on the edge of the ocean in the most beautiful bay
Theatre on the Bay
Theatre on the Bay is a delightfully intimate theatre that puts on a variety of West End-style musicals and smaller-scale dramas, comedies and revues.
The Wild Mushroom
The world's first mushroom-themed hotel without so much as a magic one in sight. Intrigued? We certainly are.
The Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
The Test Kitchen
As much culinary laboratory as kitchen, The Test Kitchen is considered amongst the finest restaurants in South Africa.
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.
The Origin Psytrance Festival, Cape Town
Cape Town's annual Origin Psytrance Festival celebrates psychedelic music and dancing marathons. Think you can keep up?
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.
The Long Beach
Fall out of bed and onto the beach at our favourite hippie hangout.
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.
The Grand Dedale is Boutique Country House Luxury
The Grand Dedale offers peace, serenity and 5 star luxury in the heart of wine country.
The Fugard
Named after South Africa's greatest playwright, The Fugard is all set to become Cape Town's greatest theatre.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
The Commonwealth on Camera
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town
Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain opts for a little culture at the opening of symphony season, and goes in search of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
The Big Easy
The wine list is the best bit at The Big Easy, but that's not to say the food's not worth tucking into. And as we know all too well, man cannot live on wine alone.

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