Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
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.
Fairlawns
A tranquil retreat that offers its guests both a luxurious and personal experience.
Casalinga
Who said romance was dead? Good food, good wine and a good setting make this the perfect place for a romantic meal for two. All you need to provide is the good company.
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.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum looks back on South Africa's apartheid past; a must-see.
Turn ‘n’ Tender
Vegetarians not welcome at this bloodthirsty, meat-loving institution.
Museum of Military History
The Museum of Military History is a bold expression of the continent's firing power, complete with military vehicles from the past flanking the entrance and over 4,000 different military items housed inside.
Maropeng
Maropeng provides interactive exhibits for those not necessarily architecturally/historically inclined; highlights include two-million-year-old tools and an underground boat ride.
Giles
There's always a buzz at Giles, evidenced by the omni-cheerful bar staff and the contented crowd of patrons who are pouring out onto the sidewalks most evenings...
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...
Louis XVI
French cuisine presented in a room akin to Elton John's very own boudoir.
Vintage Varga Bar
Kooky and beguiling, Vintage Varga Bar has entertainment to rival any Johannesburg club.
E.S.P
E.S.P. plays host to world-famous dance DJs and trance acts only once a week, but that's all it needs to bring the house down.
Turffontein
Enjoy a flutter at one of the country's oldest racecourses.
Hector Pieterson Memorial
Sensitive souls beware; this museum isn't for the faint-hearted, with images, videos and sounds that highlight South Africa's tempestuous past.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.
Michelangelo Hotel
One of South Africa's finest, fittingly located right by Nelson Mandela Square.

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