Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

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.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Those who like to shop 'til they drop love the V&A Hotel, with a ridiculously central location within a shopping mall.
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 Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
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 Long Beach
Fall out of bed and onto the beach at our favourite hippie hangout.
The Grand Dedale is Boutique Country House Luxury
The Grand Dedale offers peace, serenity and 5 star luxury in the heart of wine country.
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.
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...
Sea Five
A boutique beach house that offers sun, surf, sand and style in equal measures. What more could you want?
Rouge on Rose
Central location + gorgeous design = top-notch prices, right? Wrong! Rouge on Rose offers everything at prices that won't punish the plastic...
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
Review: The POD hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town
A sneak preview of Hg2 Cape Town co-author Keith Bain's review of his night at Camps Bay's POD hotel. Full review on our website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O On Kloof
As one of Cape Town's best boutique beauties, O on Kloof has designistas flocking through its doors.
Mount Nelson
As the grande-dame of Cape Town's hotel scene, Mount Nelson has colonial charm all wrapped up.
More Quarters
Very chic with every mod-con you could dream of. Check in and check it out.
MannaBay
Whatever it takes to unwind, you'll find it here at MannaBay, along with spoil-you-rotten service and a majestic view.
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.
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.
La Residence
Picture-postcard views, inspiring interiors and service so sharp you could cut with it; La Residence doesn't miss a trick.
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.
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
Kensington Place
Despite being one of the most aesthetically pleasing hotels in the region, Kensington Place has a casual, effortless air about it.
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...
Hout Bay Manor
The brilliant interior design has put this hotel firmly on our list.
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.
Hawksmoor House
Escape to the countryside for outdoor pursuits and hearty food.
Grande Provence – Owner’s Cottage
Rural, rustic and ridiculously romantic, this picturesque estate ticks every box.
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.
Four Rosmead
Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture by staying within a listed monument at Four Rosmead.
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.
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...
Dock House
Those who like the personal touch will feel right at home here, with beautiful interiors and a location beside the Waterfront.

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