Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Everard Read Gallery
Housing much of the country's finest art, The Everard Read Gallery offers culture vultures canvases galore.
Wits Art Museum
9,000-piece African art collection in a shiny new building on the Wits campus.
Joburg Civic Theatre
This theatre hosts all types of shows, including musicals, ballets and comedies. Varied, to say the least.
Nu Metro
Square-eyed movie buffs are catered for here with Hollywood blockbusters and other mainstream films always showing.
Lesedi Village
Showcasing South Africa's traditional cultures and tribes, Lesedi Cultural Village is an educational experience to say the least.
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill is the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and stunning architecture makes it quite the sight to behold.
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.
Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum looks back on South Africa's apartheid past; a must-see.
David Krut Projects
Staple art gallery showcasing work by local artists, designers and architects.
Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is where culture vultures soak up South Africa's greatest artists, from Walter Battiss to Norman Catherine.
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.
Old Mutual Theatre
A theatre with a slightly more high-brow program, ensuring those with more refined tastes aren't left out.
Circa on Jellicoe
Avant-garde art space and photography gallery dedicated to exhibiting cutting edge local art.
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.
Ster Kinekor
With 3D screens you'll be able to see the latest James Cameron blockbuster in all its glory at this cinema chain.
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.
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.

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