Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Willoughby & Co.
By far the best sushi spot in town. Trust us; we've tried 'em all.
White Shark Projects
White Shark Projects offers the kind of up-close-and-personal dives that would have most of us wetting our trunks; once-in-a lifetime opportunities to see this misunderstood creatures in their stunning habitat.
Waiting Room
Despite what it suggests in its name, there's not much waiting or sitting at The Waiting Room; in fact you'll be on your feet all night with a dance floor, a roster of regular DJ sessions and a bohemian 'throw-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don'
Villa Zest
While it may be located off the beaten track, Villa Zest is worth the slog - and then some - with lashings of superstar style.
Vida e Caffe
Forget Starbucks: Cape Town shows us how chain coffee shops are down with outlets of Vida e Caffe that each have their own personality.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Those who like to shop 'til they drop love the V&A Hotel, with a ridiculously central location within a shopping mall.
Vergelegen
A little off the beaten track, but definitely worth it for the chance to sample some of the region's best wine; the stunning surroundings and Cape Dutch architecture add to its splendour.
V&A Waterfront
Flanked by the Atlantic on one side and Table Mountain on the other, the V&A Waterfront shopping mall provides a picturesque day out for those in serious need of a retail fix.
Unknown Union
Aesthetes and die-hard designistas will love the interiors at Unknown Union, which almost outshine the products on sale -- almost.
Truth.Coffee
The stripped down interiors of Truth. coffeecult - yes, spelt like that - ensures that nothing distracts you from the main attraction. The coffee.
Trinity
The Wild Mushroom
The world's first mushroom-themed hotel without so much as a magic one in sight. Intrigued? We certainly are.
The Test Kitchen
As much culinary laboratory as kitchen, The Test Kitchen is considered amongst the finest restaurants in South Africa.
The Silo
The Silo offers luxe accommodations on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, as well as an on-site spa and numerous dining options, including the chic Silo Rooftop.
The Roundhouse & Rumbullion
Save the best for last at The Roundhouse & Rumbullion, where desserts are decadent enough to make even the most die-hard dieter stray from their calorie-counting.
The Long Beach
Fall out of bed and onto the beach at our favourite hippie hangout.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
Taal Monument
The much-talked about Taal Monument is a cultural must-see, particularly if you've read up on on the criticism its received. Stop, stare and make up your own mind.
Superette
Students love Superette for its casual ambiance, its arty clientele and its delicious deli counter.
Sugar
Sugar is one of the hippest retreats in Cape Town, what was once a backpacker's hostel has been renovated into something really rather special...
Skydive Cape Town
While throwing yourself out of a plane might not sound like everyone's idea of a day out, Skydive Cape Town is at-hand for true adrenaline junkies.
Sidewalk Cafe
Tucked away from the tourist trail, Sidewalk Café is a hidden gem.
Sea Five
A boutique beach house that offers sun, surf, sand and style in equal measures. What more could you want?
Savoy Cabbage
What's in a name? Apparently not a lot, if Savoy Cabbage is anything to go by. Far from serving up dull veg, this arty-farty space serves up hearty comfort food that would satisfy even the biggest belly.
Sanctuary Spa
Styled to mimic an underground cave, Sanctuary Spa receives mixed reactions thanks to its choice of aesthetics; that said, treatments are to-die-for.
SA Motorcycle Tours
Specialising in BMW bikes, SA Motorcycle Tours will send you speeding around in style.
Rust en Vrede
If you an get over its air of pretentiousness and the snooty lady on the end of the reservations line, Rust en Vrede is a must. We hate to say it, but with food this fabulous its arrogance is well-placed.
Rupert Museum
There's not much to say about the building itself, but focus is very much on the artwork at the Rupert Museum. Perhaps that is the way it should be.
Royale Eatery
Let's face it; despite our insatiable appetites for the finer things in life sometimes all we want to get our chops around is a good burger. And when such cravings beckon, Royale Eatery provides.
Rodwell House
With a guestbook that reads like a who's who of Hollywood, Rodwell House has undeniable charisma.
Rcaffe
Hangover breakfasts and brunches are the order of the day here. But be sure to pack your shades; you don't want to look too rough for the achingly attractive clientele.
POD
Finally, the Mother City's sunset strip can boast of a slick design-savvy comfort zone where you can not only potentially watch the sea from your balcony, but get down there and slam your toes into the soft white sand within moments of waking up.
Pepper Club
You'll be hard-pressed to tear your eyes off the views from the top-floor suites at this, amongst the plushest of inner-city hotels in Cape Town.
Paranga
Paranga is more about the scene than the food, but that's not to say it's not worth rocking up here for an evening's entertainment. Just be sure to slide on your superstar shades before stepping out of the car.
Outdoor Trance Parties
Dance like nobody is watching at these high-octane music events. Just don't go sober.
One&Only Spa
You can bet your bottom Rand that a spa with One&Only in the name is going to be good - and this outpost exceeds expectations.
One&Only Cape Town
The One&Only Cape Town is an expansive, fabulously OTT development with the type of flamboyance expected of a resort in Dubai. WAGs and wannabes lap it up.
O On Kloof
As one of Cape Town's best boutique beauties, O on Kloof has designistas flocking through its doors.
Nobu
Mother City Queer Project
Welcome to the biggest annual costume ball in Africa. Dress up or ship out.

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