Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Fino
Fine dining can be found at Fino, which offers sumptuous Spanish fare and chic Mediterranean style in equal measures.
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
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.
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.
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.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
SAGolfing.com
For all your Johannesburg golf needs.
Montecasino
As Jo'burg's entertainment highlight, the games at Montecasino will ensure that a night here is always young.
Orlando Towers
Great place that offers a variety of activities for thrill-seekers.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tours
Giving you a great look over one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
Inanda Club
Mingle with Jo'burg's finest whilst taking in an afternoon polo match.
Intrepid Fly
Test your fishing skills here whilst trying to catch your next meal.
Gilroy’s Brewery
Enjoy a drink (or five) whilst seeing how beer is made.
Adventure Skydives
If jumping out of planes is your thing head to Carletonville aiport.
Mall of Rosebank
As well as showcasing South African brands, the mall also houses a weekly rooftop flea market and an art house cinema.
Parkhurst & Saxonwold
For the pure enjoyment of shopping and an appreciation of aesthetically pleasing shops, Parkhurst and Saxonwold offer quite the shopping experience...
Sandton City
With over 300 stores, Sandtown City is Jo'burg's largest shopping centre and great for the fashion-conscious...
Eclectic Gifts
For beautiful home-wear, Eclectic Gifts in Birdhaven is the place to visit...
Legacy Corner
The recently opened Legacy Corner Mall is an excellent addition to the existing high-end retail facilites around Nelson Mandela Square...
Nelson Mandela Square
The famous Nelson Mandela Square is appropriately named after the six-metre statue of the former president that stands tall in its centre...
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.
Manhattan Club
The bigger the better, apparently - and that's no more true than at The Manhattan Club, the largest dance venue in Sandton.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.
The Orient
A Middle Eastern-influenced boutique hotel - home to the recently-crowned best restaurant in South Africa.
Michelangelo Hotel
One of South Africa's finest, fittingly located right by Nelson Mandela Square.
Balalaika Hotel
Unassuming and affordable with a fun and popular bar at night
Satyagraha House
Part sustainable guesthouse, part museum, part spiritual retreat, Satyagraha House is a fascinating homage to former resident Mohandas Ghandi and a haven of stillness away from the hardworking, hard-playing vibe of Joburg.
Skin Sense
Perfect for those who want a relatively quick spa treatment.
The Commonwealth on Camera
Cape Town Pride Kicks Off ‘Gay Season’
The Hg2 Hot Cities List 2012
Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to publish the annual hot cities list!
Keith Bain on the return of Offbeat Broadway musical
South Africa will soon see the return of the 90s musical hit, Offbeat Broadway, and Hg2 Cape Town author Keith Bain can't wait.
A stay at the Ilali guesthouse, Johannesburg
Hg2's Keith Bain shuns his usual coastal tendencies, and opts for a stay at the Ilali guesthouse in Johannesburg, and instantly falls in love.
Anti-Valentine’s Day City Breaks
Our pick of the best anti-Valentine's Day city breaks.
Interview with Killer Robot’s Bruno Morphet
Keith Bain catches up with Bruno Morphet of Techno duo Killer Robot.
Out in Africa: Africa’s biggest LGBT film festival
The only notable film festival of its kind on the continent, Out in Africa will hit the streets of Jo'burg and Cape Town at the end of the month.

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