Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Wine Valley Trails
Wine Valley Horse Trails does exactly what it says on the tin; offers rides through the wine valley. Don't drink and ride!
Wijnhuis
We challenge you to get through the epic winelist at Wijnhuis. Trust us - we've tried.
Waterfront Boat Co.
Sunset cruise along the coast with the Waterfront Boat Company. Suitably chilled sundowner in-hand, of course.
Trinity
Tokara
Facing the stunning vineyards, this all-day deli knows what constitutes lipsmackingly-good savoury treats.
Theatre on the Bay
Theatre on the Bay is a delightfully intimate theatre that puts on a variety of West End-style musicals and smaller-scale dramas, comedies and revues.
The Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
The Big Easy
The wine list is the best bit at The Big Easy, but that's not to say the food's not worth tucking into. And as we know all too well, man cannot live on wine alone.
Teazers
Teazers is a strip club without pretence; semi-clad girls swinging around well-oiled poles. End of.
Taj Cape Town
Attracting old money though its doors and into its elegant rooms, Taj Cape Town has glamour and grandeur by the bucket-load.
Table Mountain
As Cape Town's most iconic sight, you don't need to 'visit' Table Mountain to appreciate its awe-inspiring beauty.
Superette
Students love Superette for its casual ambiance, its arty clientele and its delicious deli counter.
Splash Rentals
Make a splash with Splash Rentals and hire one of its luxurious vessels for the day.
Sleepy Hollow
Enjoy a spot of horseriding at the foot of Chapman's Peak with Sleepy Hollow. Headless horseman not included.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Shortmarket St.
Home to Cape Town's best-known flea market, Shortmarket Street is buzzing every day of the week.
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.
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.
Royal Cape Yacht Club
The Royal Cape Yacht Club is home to the country's America's Cup Team and a playground of the rich, famous and downright fabulous. Worth a visit just to gawk at the glorious yachts on display.
Royal Cape
The South Africa Open is often played out here, so you know you'll be in good company in the clubhouse after a round or two on the green.
Rodwell House
With a guestbook that reads like a who's who of Hollywood, Rodwell House has undeniable charisma.
River Manor Stellenbosch
River Manor Stellenbosch is a beautiful, old-worldy boutique hotel in Cape Town's wine lands which is a perfect base for exploring the wineries
Rhodes Memorial
Built in mock Athenian architecture, the Rhodes Memorial affords views out beyond the Cape Flats towards the distant distant Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains. If that doesn't take your breath away, nothing will.
Queen Victoria Hotel
The glamorous Queen Victoria Hotel on Cape Town’s Waterfront is home to exceptional restaurants, and rooms fit for the Queen herself.
Planet Bar
As the in-house bar at Cape Town's most celebrated hotel, Planet Champagne & Cocktail Bar is a magnet for celebrities. Spot them from a suitably sumptuous seat, ice-cold G&T in-hand.
Planet
Following a four-month facelift, Orient-Express' iconic Cape Town hotel, The Mount Nelson, has unveiled its glamorously restyled and renamed restaurant: Planet.
Pearl Valley Golf
As one of South Africa's most prestigious golf courses, Pearl Valley is the place to tee off in style.
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a signature sophisticated sound; enjoy choir recitals, acapella groups, jazz and opera.
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.
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Newlands Rugby Stadium is the second-oldest of its kind in the world, and has been host to a number of international games during its time.
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world; stop, stare or spectate.
Muratie
Muratie is a romantic winery with a great history; take a cellar tour to learn all about it.
Mount Nelson
As the grande-dame of Cape Town's hotel scene, Mount Nelson has colonial charm all wrapped up.
Mercury Live & Lounge
Despite its slightly frayed appearance, Mercury is an extremely popular performance space, particularly of the rock 'n' roll variety; drinks specials abound, so come enjoy the buzz and watch some serious performers bring down the house.
Mavericks
Fitted with everything you would expect and a bit more VIP rooms and private booths are also available
MannaBay
Whatever it takes to unwind, you'll find it here at MannaBay, along with spoil-you-rotten service and a majestic view.
Manna Epicure
It will be all white on the night, particularly if it's at Manna Epicure; with white-washed interiors jarring a menu bursting with colour, Cape Town's trendy-wendies can't get enough.
Loop Street
One-way Loop Street runs parallel to Long Street, and is brimming with restaurants, bars and of course shops. If you're into the art scene, this area is right up your street.
Librisa Spa
Librisa Spa eases away the stresses and strains of everyday life with beautifully decked out treatment rooms, while a children's spa menu is at-hand for stressed-out kids.

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