Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a brand new luxurious urban retreat in northern Johannesburg featuring great restaurants and elegant interiors.
The Attic
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
Gin
Gin may be a mother's ruin, but that's what makes this gorgeous bar such a hit with trendy young locals looking to flirt with danger.
I Love Cup Cake
The name says it all here, where cupcake culture abounds and calories aren't there to be counted.
Ten Bompas Hotel
Free mini-bar. Need we say more? Not really, other than this is a beautiful boutique hotel that carefully balances style with comfort for truly stunning results.
Taboo
The local 'it' crowd love getting up to no good inside Taboo, which is all about sleek interiors and a sweeping view out over Sandton.
The Birdcage
A deli-style café doesn't have to be run-of-the-mill, as The Birdcage proves with its eclectic décor and belt-busting menu.
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
Nu Metro
Square-eyed movie buffs are catered for here with Hollywood blockbusters and other mainstream films always showing.
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch shops are a real mix of local and European brands, combined with some good little food outlets for a snack or cup of coffee
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
Moemas Postma
Ladies-and-ladies that lunch love to do so at Moemas Postma, a five-table café-cum-bakery that proves once and for all that size really doesn't matter.
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
Cube Tasting Kitchen
Not a restaurant. A tasting kitchen. Where meals last 4.5 hours.
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
Faff
Faff doesn't, er, faff about with a wonderfully colourful and varied menu supported by an extensive drinks list.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
Jolly Cool
For an old-school, shoot-some-pool kinda place with great music and pizza on demand, Jolly Cool is a must...
Truth
The funky layout and constant pumping of electro beats will keep you more than occupied at this underground superclub. The Truth hurts, as they say.
The Westcliff
With great views overlooking Jo'burg's suburbs, this hillside hotel doesn't disappoint.
Latinova
Seeking a Latin lover? Then head to Latinova, where you can sidle up against sweaty bodies to the beat of sexy salsa.
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.
Nicci Beach
Not to be confused with Nikki Beach, Nicci Beach is all about beach chic with live music and a wave pool.
Circle Bar
Stylish without being pretentious, The Circle Bar is a classy venue that delivers excellence in every cocktail...
Steffanie’s
Steffanie isn't just a lady, she's also the name of one of the most popular places to refuel in town. Perfect for pre- or post-shopping.
David Krut Projects
Staple art gallery showcasing work by local artists, designers and architects.
Life
Death by design seems to be the motto at Life, a design-savvy deli offering weary shoppers fuel amidst stylish surroundings.
Metro Cafe & Bar
Elegance exudes from every chandelier in this deeply decadent lounge...
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
Hyde Park Bar
Beautiful views can always be enjoyed from up here. whether it be watching a glorious sun set or gorgeous guests lounging by the pool...
Tokyo Star
For something slightly different head to this anime-inspired bar, with more cool credentials than you can shake a comic strip at.
The Rosebank
A hotel fitted with contemporary creature comforts as well as being a stone's throw away from the award-winning Circle Bar.
Old Mutual Theatre
A theatre with a slightly more high-brow program, ensuring those with more refined tastes aren't left out.
Melrose Arch Pool & Library Bar
Whether it be cocktails under the sweltering sun or keeping cosy by the fire with a cognac during the colder months, The Melrose Arch Hotel caters for all seasons...
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.

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