Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
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.
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.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
The Attic
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Naturelink Aviation
Private jets for rent, all of which are ready and waiting to be used for whatever your fancy.
Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
Mangwanani
A perfect mix between the western spa and traditional techniques.
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
Moyo
Offering an authentic 'African' dining experience, Moyo is significantly more stylish than you might expect for a venue hinged around a gimmick.
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.
Radium Beerhall
Jo'burg with a John Wayne gait, The Radium Beerhall is a real 'slap my thigh' good-time kinda place...
The Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
Wits Art Museum
9,000-piece African art collection in a shiny new building on the Wits campus.
Glendower Golf Club
One of the country's top golf courses.
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris
Cast your eyes over the South African landscape in these hot air balloons.
Angies
Comfort food classics served up on piled-high plates in a warm and intimate setting.
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
GoVertical
Offering adventure tours in some of Jo'burg's exciting natural surroundings.
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
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.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
Fairlawns
A tranquil retreat that offers its guests both a luxurious and personal experience.
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
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
Bella
Freshly-made sandwiches and pies are the order of the day in this gourmet take on a casual café.
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Morningside Shopping Centre is a new development offering a more personal shopping experience for customers with beautiful bespoke boutiques...
Mosaic
Recently declared the best restaurant in South Africa, it's not hard to see why getting a reservation of Mosaic is notoriously difficult.
Barnyard Theatres
Enjoy all types of entertainment at Barnyard whilst tucking into a picnic or having a few drinks. Preferably both.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
Roots
A blast from the fashion past, perhaps. But, really, who wouldn't love a little beaver on their clothes.
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.
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.
The Bassline
... And all that jazz. The Bassline prides itself on showcasing South Africa's best musical talent, and doesn't disappoint.
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.

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