Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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It's the kind of rural idyll you remember for the rest of your life. An immersive all-over sensory experience that leaves you feeling calm, rejuvenated, ready to take on the world.
Abseil Africa
If you're not quite comfortable with throwing yourself off a cliff attached to a bungee, then ease yourself in by abseiling down it at a slightly slower, more controlled pace.
La Petite Ferme
Atlantic Adventures
'Scream if you wanna go faster' seems to be the motto at Atlantic Adventures, which offers excursion at breakneck speeds.
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.
Ebb Tide Apartments
Ebb Tide Apartments are two beautifully decorated flats in Camps Bay, incredibly sophisticated and perfect for that upmarket stay in Cape Town...
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.
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.
Giovanni’s Deli
Italians know food, and if you don't believe us, then pick up lunch at Giovanni's Deli World.
Tokara
Facing the stunning vineyards, this all-day deli knows what constitutes lipsmackingly-good savoury treats.
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.
Sidewalk Cafe
Tucked away from the tourist trail, Sidewalk Café is a hidden gem.
Boulders
If it's a good enough beach for a colony of penguins to settle on it then it's certainly good enough for us to sprawl on.
Liquorice & Lime
Spectacular views of Table Mountain are matched by a mouthwatering menu at Liquorice & Lime; thankfully, the menu steers clear of both liquorice and lime, and concentrates more on breakfasts burgers and pieces. Yum.
Loading Bay Cafe
Load up on the carbs at the Loading Bay Café, a daytime hangout of the rich, famous and downright fabulous.
Cape Grace
With theatrical interiors and razor-sharp service, the only thing you'll be moaning about at this hotel is leaving.
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.
Outdoor Trance Parties
Dance like nobody is watching at these high-octane music events. Just don't go sober.
Mount Nelson
As the grande-dame of Cape Town's hotel scene, Mount Nelson has colonial charm all wrapped up.
O On Kloof
As one of Cape Town's best boutique beauties, O on Kloof has designistas flocking through its doors.
Cape Sea Safaris
Whether you're after fine off-shore fishing or a beautiful sunset cruise, Cape Sea Safaris can provide.
Grande Provence
Consistently listed among South Africa's top ten restaurants, Grand Provence - The Restaurant really is to-dine-for.
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.
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.
Table Mountain
As Cape Town's most iconic sight, you don't need to 'visit' Table Mountain to appreciate its awe-inspiring beauty.
Kyoto Sushi Garden
If raw fish is your thing then Kyoto Sushi Garden may just be the place for you.
Frixion Adventures
Cliff-jumping and kloofing; only the brave need apply.
La Petite Ferme
Hearty country fare, awe-inspiring views and a chef who's trained under Jamie Oliver; a winning formula if ever we saw one.
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Petrol heads will fall head-over-bumper for the Franschhoek Motor Museum, home to over 220 vehicles from a wide-ranging period of automotive history.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
Situated in the stunning surroundings of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, these summer concerts are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday sipping wine in the sunshine and soaking up some top-rate tunes.
Mavericks
Fitted with everything you would expect and a bit more VIP rooms and private booths are also available
Angsana Spa
With its treatment menu drawing on inspiration from Asia, the Angsana Spa will have you rested, relaxed and rejuvenated in no time at all.
Enmasse
The concept is genius: remove the aura of pretentiousness and irritation of forward-planning from the contemporary Western spa routine, and instead offer massage as one of life's little necessities.
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope has everything you'd expect from a good fort, including a surrounding moat and dungeon, and it has great views of the area to boot.
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
Balkanology
As Cape Town's must-attend annual party, this event proves that one-night stands are sometimes underrated.
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.
Bukhara
Masala and mango chutney may not be top of your agenda while in Cape Town but Bukhara offers inspiring Indian cuisine within stylish surroundings. So much so celebrities can't get enough.
The Foodbarn
Stunning yet affordable food from a world-renowned chef, The Fodbarn is a must-eat.
Hoerikwaggo Trail
The Hoerikwaggo Trail isn't exactly 'roughing it in the wild', but it's still recommended for enthusiastic hikers.

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