Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Johannesburg

I Love Cup Cake
The name says it all here, where cupcake culture abounds and calories aren't there to be counted.
Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
Mainstreetwalks
Guided walks of Johannesburg with a culturally immersed bent.
The Birdcage
A deli-style café doesn't have to be run-of-the-mill, as The Birdcage proves with its eclectic décor and belt-busting menu.
The Jolly Rodger
Not for those who are simply looking for time to chill; it's loud and it's wild...
Nu Metro
Square-eyed movie buffs are catered for here with Hollywood blockbusters and other mainstream films always showing.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
Life Day Spa
This large spa offers a variety of different spa treatments.
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.
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
Rose Boys
Take a walk on the wild side at Rose Boys, described by its owner as a nice little hole in the wall.
Contessa Tea Shop
A cup of tea is Britain's answer to everything - a sentiment echoed here at Contessa, offering over 60 different types of tea from around the world. Beats expensive therapy any day.
Cinema Nouveau
Local films aren't ignored in this cinema chain, which fosters South African film and plays host to occasional film festivals.
Barnyard Theatres
Enjoy all types of entertainment at Barnyard whilst tucking into a picnic or having a few drinks. Preferably both.
The Bassline
... And all that jazz. The Bassline prides itself on showcasing South Africa's best musical talent, and doesn't disappoint.
Truth
The funky layout and constant pumping of electro beats will keep you more than occupied at this underground superclub. The Truth hurts, as they say.
Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum looks back on South Africa's apartheid past; a must-see.
Mezepoli
Gorgeous Greek food is the dish of the day at Mezepoli, served up in the heart of the Melrosh Arch shopping complex.
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
Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is where culture vultures soak up South Africa's greatest artists, from Walter Battiss to Norman Catherine.
Espresso Caffe
A comprehensive food menu and a blossoming cocktail culture make Espresso Caffe the place to go for pre-office food and drink.
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.
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.
Wild Olive
There's nothing quite like home-cooked food, which is why this deli offers it by the plate-load to ravenous locals.
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.
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.
Chocodore
Chocoholics congregate at Chocodore, where a love of the brown stuff is positively encouraged.
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...
Maropeng
Maropeng provides interactive exhibits for those not necessarily architecturally/historically inclined; highlights include two-million-year-old tools and an underground boat ride.
Ster Kinekor
With 3D screens you'll be able to see the latest James Cameron blockbuster in all its glory at this cinema chain.
12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
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.
Mall of Rosebank
As well as showcasing South African brands, the mall also houses a weekly rooftop flea market and an art house cinema.
Sandton City
With over 300 stores, Sandtown City is Jo'burg's largest shopping centre and great for the fashion-conscious...
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.
Balalaika Hotel
Unassuming and affordable with a fun and popular bar at night

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