Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
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.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Falstaff Hotel
An in-house Italian restaurant coupled with a central location make this hotel a businessman's dream.
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris
Cast your eyes over the South African landscape in these hot air balloons.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
Wombles
Wombles has nothing to do with the Wombles of Wimbledon, but has everything to do with steaks so good they could turn a vegetarian into a blood-hungry carnivore.
La Belle Terrasse
Sunday brunch is something of an institution at La Belle Terrasse, best enjoyed on its gorgeous al fresco terrace.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
Melrose Arch
One of the best boutique hotels in Johannesburg, Melrose Arch is part of a new breed of well-designed, chic hotels that get away from ubiquitous chains
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
The Grillhouse
The Grillhouse does exactly what is says on the tin - grills a sumptuous selection of steaks, ribs, chicken and fish. And, by God, does it grill them well.
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
Bella
Freshly-made sandwiches and pies are the order of the day in this gourmet take on a casual café.
Wang Thai
Just because you're not in Thailand it doesn't mean you don't occasional fancy fabulous Thai fare, which is where Wang Thai steps in to satisfy one's cravings of the Asian persuasion.
Hyde Park Corner
One could spend an entire day in Jo'burg's pioneering Hyde Park shopping mall, which caters for all tastes and ages...
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
The Saxon
A fabulous fusion of African and Mediterranean menus, The Saxon hits the nail on the head. Hard.
Metro Cafe & Bar
Elegance exudes from every chandelier in this deeply decadent lounge...
Bassair Aviation
Tired of walking? Then take a helicopter instead.
Turn ‘n’ Tender
Vegetarians not welcome at this bloodthirsty, meat-loving institution.
The Rosebank
A hotel fitted with contemporary creature comforts as well as being a stone's throw away from the award-winning Circle Bar.
Baron Sandown
Favoured by the suited and booted, and perfect for people-watching, The Baron is a great place to witness those usually more dignified of creatures loosen up a little...
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...
Ghazal
Incredible Indian cuisine is served up in style at Ghazal, which also offers delivery direct to hotel rooms for the truly lazy.
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...
Thomas Maxwell
New York, New York - only in Jo'burg. What's not to love about this bistro, inspired by the Big Apple?
Fishmonger
Fabulous fish and sumptuous seafood is Fishmonger's speciality, which is why its reservations book is fit-to-bursting any given day of the week.
Illovo
Hand-made Belgian chocolate, high-end hosiery and hampers of indulgence - Illovo provides all...
Katzy’s
Swish and sophisticated, Katzy's offers the best jazz in Jo'burg as well as an array of fine whiskeys to keep your thirst well and truly quenched...
Fino
Fine dining can be found at Fino, which offers sumptuous Spanish fare and chic Mediterranean style in equal measures.
Fashion TV Café
Fashion is more than passion here where models outnumber mere mortals and the dance floor is used to burn off any calories consumed during dinner.
Hush
The only thing more stylish than this club is the clientele, which would make any mere mortal feel hopelessly inadequate. And quite rightly so.
Turffontein
Enjoy a flutter at one of the country's oldest racecourses.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.

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