Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Wombles
Wombles has nothing to do with the Wombles of Wimbledon, but has everything to do with steaks so good they could turn a vegetarian into a blood-hungry carnivore.
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.
Vintage Varga Bar
Kooky and beguiling, Vintage Varga Bar has entertainment to rival any Johannesburg club.
Vida E
Starbucks comes to South Africa without the steep prices. Don't forget to tip.
Turn ‘n’ Tender
Vegetarians not welcome at this bloodthirsty, meat-loving institution.
Turffontein
Enjoy a flutter at one of the country's oldest racecourses.
Tokyo Star
For something slightly different head to this anime-inspired bar, with more cool credentials than you can shake a comic strip at.
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.
Thomas Maxwell
New York, New York - only in Jo'burg. What's not to love about this bistro, inspired by the Big Apple?
The Troyeville
The Troyeville is most certainly for those with taste and a penchant for getting tipsy in the afternoon...
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
The Saxon
A fabulous fusion of African and Mediterranean menus, The Saxon hits the nail on the head. Hard.
The Rosebank
A hotel fitted with contemporary creature comforts as well as being a stone's throw away from the award-winning Circle Bar.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
The Orient
A Middle Eastern-influenced boutique hotel - home to the recently-crowned best restaurant in South Africa.
The Grillhouse
The Grillhouse does exactly what is says on the tin - grills a sumptuous selection of steaks, ribs, chicken and fish. And, by God, does it grill them well.
The Grand
With dinner included in the entrance fee, this chic strip club is more class than crass.
The Conservatory
Part of The Westcliff Hotel, The Conservatory is all about afternoon tea and light, airy spaces.
The Attic
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.
Taboo
The local 'it' crowd love getting up to no good inside Taboo, which is all about sleek interiors and a sweeping view out over Sandton.
Sunwa River Lodge
For war and helicopter enthusiasts alike.
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.
Soweto Rhubuluza
Perfect for those who want to booze accompanied with a small dose of culture.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Skin Sense
Perfect for those who want a relatively quick spa treatment.
Saxon Spa
The sound therapy room gives one something a little bit different.
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.
Salvation Cafe
A charming, neighbourhood cafe formed with 'the soul of good food' in mind.
SAGolfing.com
For all your Johannesburg golf needs.
Roots
A blast from the fashion past, perhaps. But, really, who wouldn't love a little beaver on their clothes.
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.
Radium Beerhall
Jo'burg with a John Wayne gait, The Radium Beerhall is a real 'slap my thigh' good-time kinda place...
Polo Bar
Los Angeles meets aristocracy at The Polo Bar, where one can mix business with pleasure and keep their dignity intact...
Plaka
The cuisine on offer at Plaka more than makes up for its noisy shopping centre surroundings.
Parkhurst & Saxonwold
For the pure enjoyment of shopping and an appreciation of aesthetically pleasing shops, Parkhurst and Saxonwold offer quite the shopping experience...
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.
Orlando Towers
Great place that offers a variety of activities for thrill-seekers.
Old Mutual Theatre
A theatre with a slightly more high-brow program, ensuring those with more refined tastes aren't left out.
Nicci Beach
Not to be confused with Nikki Beach, Nicci Beach is all about beach chic with live music and a wave pool.

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