Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Woodstock
As one of Cape Town's oldest suburbs, Woodstock will please even the most discerning shopper with its great variety of shops.
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.
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.
Waterfront Boat Co.
Sunset cruise along the coast with the Waterfront Boat Company. Suitably chilled sundowner in-hand, of course.
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.
Venture Forth
Do as this company says and Venture Forth to experience a range of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, including climbing, abseiling and canyoneering.
Unknown Union
Aesthetes and die-hard designistas will love the interiors at Unknown Union, which almost outshine the products on sale -- almost.
Tokara
Facing the stunning vineyards, this all-day deli knows what constitutes lipsmackingly-good savoury treats.
Tintswalo Atlantic
Those who like to live life on the edge can do so quite literally at Tintswalo Atlantic, which is perched on the edge of the ocean in the most beautiful bay
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 Hidden Cellar
The Hidden Cellar is a melting pot of young talent and is where music conversation and the beer that fuels both comes together in style.
The Fugard
Named after South Africa's greatest playwright, The Fugard is all set to become Cape Town's greatest theatre.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
The Bungalow
Striking views of Cape Town’s coast with indulgent Mediterranean cuisine and speciality cocktails.
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.
Terroir
While its location may not scream luxury, the food at Terroir is anything but terrifying. In fact, it's well worth coming out of your comfort zone for.
Table Thirteen
Proving once and for all that size doesn't matter, Table Thirteen - lucky in this case - boasts a scaled-down menu that is big on quality.
Table Mountain
As Cape Town's most iconic sight, you don't need to 'visit' Table Mountain to appreciate its awe-inspiring beauty.
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.
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...
St. James
The tidal pool is the best bit about St James and is a refreshing - if not slightly bracing - way to start any day.
South African National Gallery
Despite owning over 8000 artworks, the relatively small premises of the South African National Gallery means it can only display a certain number of artworks at any given time. Which means you can focus on what's available and not get overwhelmed.
Solms-Delta
Solms-Delta offers an intimate tasting experience followed up by a picnic on the grounds. Wash everything down with wine, naturally.
Smitswinkelbaai
It may be something of a slog to get to but Smitswinkelbaai is worth every ache and pain.
Sleepy Hollow
Enjoy a spot of horseriding at the foot of Chapman's Peak with Sleepy Hollow. Headless horseman not included.
Simon’s Town Boats
Dolphins, whales and even great white sharks can be spotted with Simon's Town Boat Company. Be sure to keep your flailing limbs inside the vehicle at all times.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Sidewalk Cafe
Tucked away from the tourist trail, Sidewalk Café is a hidden gem.
Shortmarket St.
Home to Cape Town's best-known flea market, Shortmarket Street is buzzing every day of the week.
Sea Five
A boutique beach house that offers sun, surf, sand and style in equal measures. What more could you want?
Scarborough
Scarborough beach is home to pristine white sand and one of the quietest villages on the Peninsula.
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.
Roeland Street
Offering small boutiques and independent stores, Roeland Street is perfect for shopping and then stopping for a coffee or snack at one of the many cafés.
Rodwell House
With a guestbook that reads like a who's who of Hollywood, Rodwell House has undeniable charisma.
Rocking the Daisies
As suggested by its name Rocking the Daisies is the kind of three-day festival that attracts both hip and hippy music lovers.

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