Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Red Mango
Health freaks come for their fix of yoghurts, smoothies and juices at Red Mango, though more filling sandwiches are on offer for those craving carbs.
The Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.
Moyo
Offering an authentic 'African' dining experience, Moyo is significantly more stylish than you might expect for a venue hinged around a gimmick.
Life Day Spa
This large spa offers a variety of different spa treatments.
Tashas
Focusing on what's important in life - food and piled-high plates of the stuff - Tasha's doesn't underestimate the power of simplicity with affordable snacks and innovative style all under one roof.
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
Espresso Cafe
Though a laid-back cafe rather than a bar, Espresso is the place to be to enjoy a few beers and settle in for chilled out afternoon or evening...
Fino
Barnyard Theatres
Enjoy all types of entertainment at Barnyard whilst tucking into a picnic or having a few drinks. Preferably both.
Contessa Tea Shop
A cup of tea is Britain's answer to everything - a sentiment echoed here at Contessa, offering over 60 different types of tea from around the world. Beats expensive therapy any day.
Jolly Cool
For an old-school, shoot-some-pool kinda place with great music and pizza on demand, Jolly Cool is a must...
Jo’burg Zoo
It's a jungle out there - and in the pens at Jo'burg Zoo, home to a wonderful selection of animals from all over the world.
Beirut
The Bassline
... And all that jazz. The Bassline prides itself on showcasing South Africa's best musical talent, and doesn't disappoint.
Mezepoli
Gorgeous Greek food is the dish of the day at Mezepoli, served up in the heart of the Melrosh Arch shopping complex.
Rocket
Rocket is a great little South African restaurant in Rivonia, johannesburg - the terraces are perfect for an after-work drink and the menu accomplished
Espresso Caffe
A comprehensive food menu and a blossoming cocktail culture make Espresso Caffe the place to go for pre-office food and drink.
Andiccio 24
Perfect for those late-night munchies, Andiccio 26 is where the after-party's at. Delivery also available for those who can't walk in a straight line.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
Movida
Moulin Rouge-inspired theatre-cum-club-cum-cocktail bar, Movida has so many things going for it it's hard to know where to start.
Col’Cacchio
If you're a pizza fan you'll be hard pressed to find a better joint than Col'Cacchio. It's totally awesome, dude.
Plaka
The cuisine on offer at Plaka more than makes up for its noisy shopping centre surroundings.
12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
Assaggi
Assaggi is a relaxed family-run Italian establishment just like momma used to make-a, with great food and a really friendly down-to-earth atmosphere
Gilroy’s Brewery
Enjoy a drink (or five) whilst seeing how beer is made.
Mall of Rosebank
As well as showcasing South African brands, the mall also houses a weekly rooftop flea market and an art house cinema.
Sandton City
With over 300 stores, Sandtown City is Jo'burg's largest shopping centre and great for the fashion-conscious...
Balalaika Hotel
Unassuming and affordable with a fun and popular bar at night
Skin Sense
Perfect for those who want a relatively quick spa treatment.

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