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?
A Cape Town country stay at Babylonstoren
Fancy a little luxury outside the city? Keith Bain, author of Hg2 Cape Town, ventures beyond the bustle and finds himself in Babylonstoren.
A stay at the Ilali guesthouse, Johannesburg
Hg2's Keith Bain shuns his usual coastal tendencies, and opts for a stay at the Ilali guesthouse in Johannesburg, and instantly falls in love.
Airstream Trailer Park
For a bed with a difference, book one of these crazy caravans sat on an inner-city rooftop.
An African Villa
An African Villa is tastefully decorated, affordable and friendly; what more could you want from this charming little boutique hotel in Cape Town...
Atlantic House
This minimalist hideaway is perfect for getting away from it all - so much so, you may never want to leave.
Atlantic Suites
Atlantic Suites is an understated, spacious guesthouse with wonderful views; sit back, a chilled G&T in-hand, and stare meaningfully out to sea...
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.
Beauclair
Beauclair is a low-key, sophisticated guesthouse in Stellenbosch, it makes the perfect base for a few days wine tasting in elegant comfort...
Cape Cadogan
Historic grandeur complimented by touches of modern minimalism. Design mavens will love it.
Cape Grace
With theatrical interiors and razor-sharp service, the only thing you'll be moaning about at this hotel is leaving.
Cape Heritage Hotel
Central and chic, this converted Georgian townhouse would please even the most discerning guest.
Cape Town’s Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park
Last night, Keith Bain got suited up for a night in Old Mac Daddy, South Africa’s most audaciously cool hotel, situated in the lush Elgin Valley.
Cape Town’s The Mount Nelson is given new name
Orient Express' iconic Cape Town hotel, The Mount Nelson has been given a drastic revamp, and has a shiny new name to match; Planet.
Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa
Amongst the most extraordinary places to stay in the Cape winelands, Delaire Graff enjoys one of the most scintillating settings you'll ever set eyes on.
Dock House
Those who like the personal touch will feel right at home here, with beautiful interiors and a location beside the Waterfront.
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...
Ellerman House
Become the lord of your very own manor here at Ellerman House, where a super-efficient staff is always on-hand to cater to your every whim.
Four Rosmead
Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture by staying within a listed monument at Four Rosmead.
Grand Dédale Country House
With stunning views of the surrounding valley and mountains, this chic boutique hotel boasts six beautiful rooms and separate cottage on a large wine estate; sip a glass of delicious red and relax in sun-drenched luxury.
Grande Provence – Owner’s Cottage
Rural, rustic and ridiculously romantic, this picturesque estate ticks every box.
Hawksmoor House
Escape to the countryside for outdoor pursuits and hearty food.
Hg2 Cape Town’s Keith Bain ventures to Muizenberg
Keith Bain explores the seaside village of Muizenberg, a stone's throw away from the capital, and discovers the charms of the restored mansion, Casa Labia.
Hout Bay Manor
The brilliant interior design has put this hotel firmly on our list.
Icon Villas
If you're after something a little more personal and intimate then the beautiful properties in the Icon Villas collection will not disappoint...
Kensington Place
Despite being one of the most aesthetically pleasing hotels in the region, Kensington Place has a casual, effortless air about it.
Kevin Gerlach: A Zest for the Best of Cape Town
Kevin Gerlach is the man behind Villa Zest, one of the hippest hotels in Cape Town - here he shares his thoughts on his career and what makes the city tick
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.
La Residence
Picture-postcard views, inspiring interiors and service so sharp you could cut with it; La Residence doesn't miss a trick.
Le Quartier Français
It may take its name from France but there's no French flamboyance here; just Victorian-style accommodations set around a central courtyard pool. Check in and check it out.
Lion’s View
Driven by the kind of design you'd expect on the glossy pages of a design magazine, you may take more holiday snaps inside the hotel than out.
MannaBay
Whatever it takes to unwind, you'll find it here at MannaBay, along with spoil-you-rotten service and a majestic view.
More Quarters
Very chic with every mod-con you could dream of. Check in and check it out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review: MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, Cape Town
Keith Bain is always updating our Hg2 Cape Town, and this week we've decided to give you a little preview of his latest review of MannaBay Fine hotel.

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