Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

2inn1 Kensington
Five-star service without the five-star rates; what are you waiting for?
95 Keerom
Subtle local influences can be found on the refined Italian menu at 95 Keerom.
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.
Airstream Rooftop
Enjoy dusk with a sundowner or three at this cool rooftop bar; occasional live music adds to its allure.
Airstream Trailer Park
For a bed with a difference, book one of these crazy caravans sat on an inner-city rooftop.
Anatoli
Fantastic mezze platters are on offer in this eclectic warehouse.
Asoka
A sophisticated spot for cocktails and tapas; the porn star martini is a must-drink.
Atlantic House
This minimalist hideaway is perfect for getting away from it all - so much so, you may never want to leave.
Aubergine
Dine beneath the stars here at Aubergine, headed up by Harald Bresselschmidt - arguably the best chef in Cape Town.
Babylonstoren
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.
Balkanology
As Cape Town's must-attend annual party, this event proves that one-night stands are sometimes underrated.
Bascule
Go underground at Bascule. a subterranean bar dedicated to all thinks whisky.
Beauclair
Beauclair is a low-key, sophisticated guesthouse in Stellenbosch, it makes the perfect base for a few days wine tasting in elegant comfort...
Beefcakes
Burgers may be one of the most macho things a man can eat but - as the name suggests - Beefcakes Burger Bar gives meat and buns something of a camp, fun twist.
Belthazar
Serving around 250 wines by the glass, Belthazar is the perfect place to find your favourite vintage. Just make sure you're sober enough to get home afterwards.
Biesmiellah
As an authentic Bo-Kaap establishment, diners mustn't leave without trying the luscious lamb stew.
Bo-Kaap Kombuis
Location, location, location. Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Kombuis provides a mountainside panoramic vista, traditional Malay menu and a wholesome family vibe.
Boekenhoutskloof
Whether you can pronounce it or not is irrelevant; Boekenhoutskloof is a historic wine estate that hosts tastings that would please even the most discerning connoisseur.
Bombay Brasserie
Step into this gracious, compact former banking hall and it feels as though you've stumbled into the plush, velvety dreamspace of an opulent opera house.
Bree Street
As one of the city's hippest streets, Bree Streets is where you'll find the trendy-wendies hanging out shopping and then gossiping over coffee afterward.
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.
Cabrinha
Cabrinha may sound like a Brazilian cocktail, but it offers top-quality lessons and equipment in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world.
Cafe Caprice
Wander in off the beach for a sundowner or three - just make sure there's no sand between your toes or seaweed threaded through your hair. Beach chic here is more chic than beach.
Cape Cadogan
Historic grandeur complimented by touches of modern minimalism. Design mavens will love it.
Cape Heritage Hotel
Central and chic, this converted Georgian townhouse would please even the most discerning guest.
Cape Point Vineyards
It may not be on the same scale as Boekenhoutskloof, but the wine tasting available at Cape Point Vineyards is no less enjoyable. So enjoyable, in fact, that we cannot remember our last after one-too-many glasses of Lord-knows-what vintage.
Cape Quarter
Combining shopping, eating and entertainment, the recently-opened fashion piazza of Cape Quarter is a magnet for style mavens.
Cape Sea Safaris
Whether you're after fine off-shore fishing or a beautiful sunset cruise, Cape Sea Safaris can provide.
Cape Town Jazz Festival
Billed as 'African's Grandest Gathering', the Cape Town Jazz Fest is recognised as one of the five best music festivals in the world. The world-class set list contains a balanced mixture of African and international artists, and it is a cultural even
Carne SA
Those who like their meat practically trotting across the plate will love the slabs of bloody stuff served up at Came SA.
Clarke’s
Hipster watching and seriously tasty, hangover-blitzing food in a minimalist American-style diner.
Clovelly Country Club
Swimming and golf may be an unlikely combination, but it's all possible here; be sure to pack your trunks alongside your argyle sweater.
Cruise iQ
Cruise iQ is the most upmarket way to cruise the Cape, with slick sailing vessels that glide across the water in style.
De Waterkant
Home to Cape Quarter, Cape Town's coolest shopping centre, De Waterkant is a colourful shopping district bursting with character.
Delaire Graff
With a location so beautiful it could make grown men weep, it's no surprise that the food wine and service at Delaire Graff Estate is pretty damn good, too.
Deluxe Coffeeworks
Cape Town’s coolest caffeine fix has shifted to this more spacious outpost of Deluxe in an über-gritty space in the feisty Fringe precinct.
Den Anker
With a reputation that precedes it, Den Anker doesn't need to try hard to fill its tables - but it still does, thankfully.
District Six Museum
While it doesn't make for easy viewing, the District Six Museum remembers the site of Apartheid destruction - and it's a must on any visitor's itinerary.
Dive Action
Get in on the underwater action with Dive Action, a top dive company offering trips to some of the best locations in the Southern Peninsula. Whether you're new or experienced, they have something for everyone.
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...

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