Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

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.
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
Annica’s Deli
Sweet-toothed foodies will fall head over hills for this precious patisserie, offering cakes in every fabulous form and flavour.
Ghazal
Incredible Indian cuisine is served up in style at Ghazal, which also offers delivery direct to hotel rooms for the truly lazy.
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...
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...
Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is where culture vultures soak up South Africa's greatest artists, from Walter Battiss to Norman Catherine.
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.
Tokyo Star
For something slightly different head to this anime-inspired bar, with more cool credentials than you can shake a comic strip at.
ExecExpress
Espresso Caffe
A comprehensive food menu and a blossoming cocktail culture make Espresso Caffe the place to go for pre-office food and drink.
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...
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.
The Baron Sandown
With lipsmackingly good meat dishes, it's not hard to see why this vibrant restaurant is extremely popular with carnivorous local businessmen.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
Thomas Maxwell
New York, New York - only in Jo'burg. What's not to love about this bistro, inspired by the Big Apple?
Junipa’s Cafe
A garage sale has never been taken so literally as it has at Junipa, a deli that started life in a garage some 12 years ago to become the best in all of Jo'burg.
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
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.
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.
Circa on Jellicoe
Avant-garde art space and photography gallery dedicated to exhibiting cutting edge local art.
Status Luxury Vehicles
Rent a supercar and feel like James Bond on the Jo'Burg streets.
Ster Kinekor
With 3D screens you'll be able to see the latest James Cameron blockbuster in all its glory at this cinema chain.
Louis XVI
French cuisine presented in a room akin to Elton John's very own boudoir.
Ilali
This petite boutique guesthouse is like the ultimate first date: utterly desirable, ridiculously affordable, and, most importantly, quick to put you at ease.
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.
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...
12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
The Troyeville
The Troyeville is most certainly for those with taste and a penchant for getting tipsy in the afternoon...
Plaka
The cuisine on offer at Plaka more than makes up for its noisy shopping centre surroundings.
Vintage Varga Bar
Kooky and beguiling, Vintage Varga Bar has entertainment to rival any Johannesburg club.
Market Theatre
Dubbed the 'Theatre of Struggle', Market Theatre is famed for putting on performances that say something significant - from anti-Apartheid plays to scathing political satires.
Maropeng
Maropeng provides interactive exhibits for those not necessarily architecturally/historically inclined; highlights include two-million-year-old tools and an underground boat ride.
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...
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.

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